Richmond, VA
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Richmond, VA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

With a crime rate of 71 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 14. Within Virginia, more than 100% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Richmond.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 227,032, Richmond has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Richmond does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Richmond.

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 84.

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 17, which is a rate of 59 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 182.

Richmond Crime Data

 

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Richmond Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

2,698

13,443

16,141

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

11.88

59.21

71.10

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Richmond 11.88
Virginia 2.08

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 84

in Richmond

1 in 480

in Virginia

Richmond VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 227,032
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Richmond 59.21
Virginia 17.93

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 17

in Richmond

1 in 56

in Virginia

Richmond Property CRIMES

Population: 227,032
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Richmond Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Richmond 258
Virginia 19