Norfolk, VA
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With a crime rate of 43 per one thousand residents, Norfolk has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 23. Within Virginia, more than 96% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Norfolk.

How does the crime rate in Norfolk compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Norfolk with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Norfolk'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 Norfolk 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 Norfolk.

For Norfolk, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Norfolk is one in 182.

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 Norfolk 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.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Norfolk is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Norfolk, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 26, which is a rate of 38 per one thousand population.

Norfolk Crime Data

 

Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Norfolk Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,354

9,354

10,708

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.50

37.96

43.46

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Norfolk 5.50
Virginia 1.96

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 182

in Norfolk

1 in 511

in Virginia

Norfolk VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 246,393
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 28 112 459 755
Rate per 1,000 0.11 0.45 1.86 3.06

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
Norfolk 37.96
Virginia 18.67

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in Norfolk

1 in 54

in Virginia

Norfolk Property CRIMES

Population: 246,393
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,108 7,849 397
Rate per 1,000 4.50 31.86 1.61

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

Norfolk Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Norfolk 171
Virginia 19