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Virginia Beach Crime Rate Report (Virginia)

Virginia Beach crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 14 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Virginia Beach for 2017 is expected to be lower than in 2012.

The city violent crime rate for Virginia Beach in 2012 was lower than the national violent crime rate average by 56.23% and the city property crime rate in Virginia Beach was lower than the national property crime rate average by 7.48%.

In 2012 the city violent crime rate in Virginia Beach was lower than the violent crime rate in Virginia by 10.93% and the city property crime rate in Virginia Beach was higher than the property crime rate in Virginia by 22.35%.

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Property and Violent Crime
Virginia Beach Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita
Virginia Beach Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

Virginia Beach Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2012 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault353
Arson123
Burglary1,573
Forcible Rape58
Larceny and Theft9,662
Motor Vehicle Theft482
Murder and Manslaughter21
Robbery326
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)12,884
Property Crime11,840
Violent Crime758
2017 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault299
Arson74
Burglary1,788
Forcible Rape4
Larceny and Theft8,946
Motor Vehicle Theft304
Murder and Manslaughter14
Robbery321
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)12,105
Property Crime11,061
Violent Crime638

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Virginia Beach Property Crime

Virginia Beach Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Virginia Beach Crime 2012

Virginia Beach Crime 2017

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

Virginia Beach Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

Virginia Beach Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this Virginia Beach, 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 Virginia Beach crime report data for 2017 was projected from 14 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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