Smithfield, VA
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Smithfield, VA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

Smithfield has an overall crime rate of 16 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 Smithfield is 1 in 64. How does Smithfield fare compared to other communities in Virginia of all population sizes? Smithfield's crime rate is lower than approximately 33% of Virginia communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Smithfield has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Smithfield 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 Smithfield 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 Smithfield.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Smithfield 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 Smithfield; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 440. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Smithfield; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 13 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Smithfield Crime Data

 

Crime Index

48

(100 is safest)


Safer than 48% of U.S. Cities

Smithfield Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

19

112

131

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.27

13.39

15.66

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Smithfield 2.27
Virginia 1.96

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 440

in Smithfield

1 in 511

in Virginia

Smithfield VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 8,364
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 5 12
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.24 0.60 1.43

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
Smithfield 13.39
Virginia 18.67

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 75

in Smithfield

1 in 54

in Virginia

Smithfield Property CRIMES

Population: 8,364
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 14 90 8
Rate per 1,000 1.67 10.76 0.96

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

Smithfield Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Smithfield 13
Virginia 19

Zip Codes in Smithfield, VA