Norfolk, VA Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
9,597
Total Crimes
3,927.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
52.92%
Above National Average

What is the crime rate in Norfolk, VA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Norfolk is 3,927.6 per 100,000 people. That's 52.92% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 110.51% higher than the Virginia total crime rate of 1,865.7 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Norfolk SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
4
Diversity
9.5
Safety
4
Amenities
10
Education
8
Commute
8.5

How Does Norfolk Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Norfolk
/ 100k People
Virginia
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 9,597 3,927.6 1,865.7 2,568.4
Murder 36 14.7 4.6 5.0
Robbery 321 131.4 42.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 660 270.1 118.7 246.8
Violent Crime 1,134 464.1 200.0 368.9
Burglary 703 287.7 182.8 376.0
Larceny 6,972 2,853.3 1,356.4 1,594.6
Car Theft 788 322.5 126.5 228.9
Property Crime 8,463 3,463.5 1,665.8 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Norfolk

1,134
Violent Crimes
464.1
Violent Crimes / 100k People
25.80%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 215.5 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Norfolk each year. That compares to a 1 in 500.1 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Norfolk is 464.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 25.80% higher than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • 132.09% higher than the Virginia violent crime rate of 200.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Norfolk

8,463
Property Crimes
3,463.5
Property Crimes / 100k People
57.47%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 28.9 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Norfolk each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Norfolk is 3,463.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 57.47% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 107.92% higher than the Virginia property crime rate of 1,665.8 per 100,000 people.

Norfolk Crime Compared To Virginia Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Virginia.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Norfolk

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Virginia Beach, VA 451,001 8,300 1,840.4 1,723.3 117.1
Chesapeake, VA 242,310 6,170 2,546.3 2,142.3 404.0
Newport News, VA 178,734 6,090 3,407.3 2,880.3 527.0
Portsmouth, VA 94,218 5,726 6,077.4 5,282.4 795.0
Poquoson, VA 12,011 120 999.1 840.9 158.2
Smithfield, VA 8,392 134 1,596.8 1,513.3 83.4
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