Poquoson, VA
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Poquoson has an overall crime rate of 13 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Poquoson is 1 in 79. How does Poquoson fare compared to other communities in Virginia of all population sizes? Poquoson's crime rate is lower than approximately 48% of Virginia communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Poquoson has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Poquoson is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Poquoson 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 Poquoson.

For Poquoson, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Poquoson than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1096, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Poquoson; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 12 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Poquoson Crime Data

 
Crime Index

59

(100 is safest)


Safer than 59% of U.S. Cities

Poquoson Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

11

141

152

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.91

11.69

12.60

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Poquoson 0.91
Virginia 1.96
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,096

in Poquoson

1 in 511

in Virginia
Poquoson VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 12,059
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 1 8
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.17 0.08 0.66
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
Poquoson 11.69
Virginia 18.67
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 86

in Poquoson

1 in 54

in Virginia
Poquoson Property CRIMES
Population: 12,059
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 17 118 6
Rate per 1,000 1.41 9.79 0.50
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

Poquoson Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Poquoson 10
Virginia 19

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