Newport News, VA
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The crime rate in Newport News is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 36 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 Newport News is 1 in 28. Based on FBI crime data, Newport News is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Newport News has a crime rate that is higher than 92% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Newport News compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Newport News with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Newport News's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Newport News 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 Newport News.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Newport News 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 Newport News; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 228. 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 Newport News 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 Newport News's rate for property crime is 31 per one thousand population. This makes Newport News 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 Newport News is one in 32.

Newport News Crime Data

 
Crime Index

14

(100 is safest)


Safer than 14% of U.S. Cities

Newport News Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

799

5,743

6,542

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.38

31.49

35.87

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Newport News 4.38
Virginia 1.96
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 228

in Newport News

1 in 511

in Virginia
Newport News VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 182,385
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 26 88 244 441
Rate per 1,000 0.14 0.48 1.34 2.42
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
Newport News 31.49
Virginia 18.67
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in Newport News

1 in 54

in Virginia
Newport News Property CRIMES
Population: 182,385
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 931 4,403 409
Rate per 1,000 5.10 24.14 2.24
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

Newport News Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Newport News 58
Virginia 19