Hopewell, VA
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Hopewell, VA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Hopewell is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 33 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Hopewell is 1 in 30. Based on FBI crime data, Hopewell is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Hopewell has a crime rate that is higher than 90% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Hopewell to other communities of similar population, then Hopewell crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Hopewell does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Hopewell does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Hopewell.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Hopewell occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Hopewell; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 280. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Hopewell experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Hopewell's rate for property crime is 29 per one thousand population. This makes Hopewell a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Hopewell is one in 34.

Hopewell Crime Data

 

Crime Index

16

(100 is safest)


Safer than 16% of U.S. Cities

Hopewell Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

80

654

734

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.57

29.23

32.80

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Hopewell 3.57
Virginia 1.96

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 280

in Hopewell

1 in 511

in Virginia

Hopewell VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 22,378
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 8 21 48
Rate per 1,000 0.13 0.36 0.94 2.14

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Hopewell 29.23
Virginia 18.67

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 34

in Hopewell

1 in 54

in Virginia

Hopewell Property CRIMES

Population: 22,378
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 138 475 41
Rate per 1,000 6.17 21.23 1.83

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Hopewell Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Hopewell 68
Virginia 19