Richmond, VA
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With a crime rate of 48 per one thousand residents, Richmond 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 21. Within Virginia, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Richmond.

Importantly, when you compare Richmond to other communities of similar population, then Richmond crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond.

For Richmond, 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 Richmond is one in 186.

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 Richmond 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 Richmond is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Richmond, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 24, which is a rate of 42 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Richmond has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Richmond is one in 238.

Richmond Crime Data

 

Crime Index

7

(100 is safest)


Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Richmond Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,185

9,305

10,490

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.38

42.24

47.62

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Richmond 5.38
Virginia 1.96

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 186

in Richmond

1 in 511

in Virginia

Richmond VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 220,289
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 43 70 492 580
Rate per 1,000 0.20 0.32 2.23 2.63

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
Richmond 42.24
Virginia 18.67

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 24

in Richmond

1 in 54

in Virginia

Richmond Property CRIMES

Population: 220,289
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,639 6,739 927
Rate per 1,000 7.44 30.59 4.21

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

Richmond Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Richmond 168
Virginia 19