Petersburg, VA Crime Statistics For 2020

By Chris Kolmar | HomeSnacks | Updated: 2019-11-20
1,140
Total Crimes
3,611.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
40.60%
Above National Average
Petersburg Crime Compared To VA Average
Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Virginia.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

What is the crime rate in Petersburg, VA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Petersburg is 3,611.3 per 100,000 people. That's 40.60% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 93.56% 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.

For more reading on crime around Petersburg, check out:

Petersburg SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
7
Affordability
4
Diversity
8
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
5
Commute
8

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Petersburg
/ 100k People
Virginia
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,140 3,611.3 1,865.7 2,568.4
Murder 14 44.3 4.6 5.0
Robbery 53 167.9 42.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 144 456.2 118.7 246.8
Violent Crime 224 709.6 200.0 368.9
Burglary 141 446.7 182.8 376.0
Larceny 681 2,157.2 1,356.4 1,594.6
Car Theft 94 297.8 126.5 228.9
Property Crime 916 2,901.7 1,665.8 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Petersburg

224
Violent Crimes
709.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
92.35%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 140.9 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Petersburg each year. That compares to a 1 in 500.1 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Petersburg is 709.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 92.35% higher than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • 254.86% higher than the Virginia violent crime rate of 200.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Petersburg

916
Property Crimes
2,901.7
Property Crimes / 100k People
31.92%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 34.5 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Petersburg each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Petersburg is 2,901.7 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 31.92% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 74.19% higher than the Virginia property crime rate of 1,665.8 per 100,000 people.

Crime In Cities Around Petersburg

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Hopewell, VA 22,562 652 2,889.8 2,451.0 438.8
Colonial Heights, VA 17,857 726 4,065.6 3,785.6 280.0
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