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Portsmouth Crime Rate Report (Virginia)

Portsmouth crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 20 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Portsmouth for 2022 is expected to be lower than in 2019.

The city violent crime rate for Portsmouth in 2019 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 149.28% and the city property crime rate in Portsmouth was higher than the national property crime rate average by 177.79%.

In 2019 the city violent crime rate in Portsmouth was higher than the violent crime rate in Virginia by 354.75% and the city property crime rate in Portsmouth was higher than the property crime rate in Virginia by 256.8%.

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

2019 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault606
Arson11
Burglary846
Larceny and Theft4,189
Motor Vehicle Theft474
Murder and Manslaughter16
Rape37
Robbery230
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)6,396
Property Crime5,509
Violent Crime889
2022 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault625
Arson4
Burglary824
Larceny and Theft3,923
Motor Vehicle Theft516
Murder and Manslaughter21
Rape50
Robbery211
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)6,146
Property Crime5,259
Violent Crime907

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Portsmouth Property Crime

Portsmouth Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Portsmouth Crime 2019

Portsmouth Crime 2022

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 2022 was projected from 20 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2019.

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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