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Petersburg Crime Rate Report (Virginia)

Petersburg crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 12 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Petersburg for 2017 is expected to be lower than in 2012.

The city violent crime rate for Petersburg in 2012 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 36.03% and the city property crime rate in Petersburg was higher than the national property crime rate average by 40.83%.

In 2012 the city violent crime rate in Petersburg was higher than the violent crime rate in Virginia by 176.8% and the city property crime rate in Petersburg was higher than the property crime rate in Virginia by 86.24%.

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Property and Violent Crime
Petersburg Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita
Petersburg Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

Petersburg Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2012 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault104
Arson5
Burglary391
Forcible Rape7
Larceny and Theft820
Motor Vehicle Theft100
Murder and Manslaughter5
Robbery56
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)1,689
Property Crime1,316
Violent Crime172
2017 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault117
Arson0
Burglary539
Forcible Rape2
Larceny and Theft495
Motor Vehicle Theft43
Murder and Manslaughter7
Robbery90
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)1,437
Property Crime1,064
Violent Crime216

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Petersburg Property Crime

Petersburg Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Petersburg Crime 2012

Petersburg Crime 2017

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

Petersburg Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

Petersburg Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this Petersburg, Virginia crime rate report is the FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement for the corresponding year or years. Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The projected crime rate data displayed above was generated from the trends and crime data available from previous years of actual reported data. In this case, the Petersburg crime report data for 2017 was projected from 12 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2012.

The FBI cautions the data users against comparing yearly statistical data solely on the basis of their population coverage. The comparisons made herein are thus, only meaningful upon further examination of all variables that affect crime in each reported city, state or other reported jurisdicition.

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