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Portsmouth Crime Rate Report (Virginia)

Portsmouth crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 13 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Portsmouth for 2017 is expected to be lower than in 2012.

The city violent crime rate for Portsmouth in 2012 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 23.18% and the city property crime rate in Portsmouth was higher than the national property crime rate average by 74.8%.

In 2012 the city violent crime rate in Portsmouth was higher than the violent crime rate in Virginia by 150.64% and the city property crime rate in Portsmouth was higher than the property crime rate in Virginia by 131.17%.

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

Portsmouth Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2012 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault227
Arson14
Burglary1,218
Forcible Rape41
Larceny and Theft3,392
Motor Vehicle Theft211
Murder and Manslaughter11
Robbery182
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)5,722
Property Crime4,835
Violent Crime461
2017 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault83
Arson14
Burglary1,342
Forcible Rape34
Larceny and Theft3,945
Motor Vehicle Theft31
Murder and Manslaughter11
Robbery132
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)6,209
Property Crime5,322
Violent Crime259

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Portsmouth Property Crime

Portsmouth Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Portsmouth Crime 2012

Portsmouth Crime 2017

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

Portsmouth Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

Portsmouth Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this Portsmouth, 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 Portsmouth crime report data for 2017 was projected from 13 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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