Virginia Beach, VA Criminal and Public Records

Looking for crime records & arrest stats for Virginia Beach, VA? BeenVerified is here to help.

We’ve compiled data on the most commonly searched crimes in Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach city and Virginia. Our statistics also include comparisons of Virginia Beach's crime rate to Virginia's and nationwide. Keep in mind that Virginia Beach has a population of 452,745 while Virginia has a population of 8,382,993.

When reviewing the data, It is critical to remember that these numbers only reflect reported crimes. There are some crimes, even serious crimes, which are notoriously underreported, such as rape or sexual assault.

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Crime in The Last Reported Year

In 2015 in Virginia Beach, VA, there were 626 reported major violent crimes and 9,987 reported major property offenses. This is in addition to a number of lesser offenses.

Of the violent crime types, the most common to occur in Virginia Beach is robbery, with 270 reported. This represented 43.13% of all violent crimes. Similarly, the most common property crime was larceny with 8,596 reported.

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Virginia Beach Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 6th (74th per 100k)
  • Murder: 5th (21st per 100k)
  • Rape: 2nd (65th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 6th (93rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 3rd (29th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (64th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 4th (75th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (63rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 2nd (47th per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (22nd per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 40th
  • Violent Crimes: 192nd (3,459th per 100k)
  • Murder: 59th (375th per 100k)
  • Rape: 93rd (1,199th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 263rd (3,459th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 131st (1,296th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 81st (3,447th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 154th (4,200th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 62nd (2,836th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 191st (2,303rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 40th (624th per 100k)

In Virginia Beach city (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (1st per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 452,745
  • Households: 166,242
  • Median Income: $66,634.00
  • Land Area: 244.72 miles2
  • Water Area: 252.779 miles2
  • Time Zone: EDT

Virginia Beach, VA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 17 19
Rape 107 103
Agg. Assault 284 234
Robbery 252 270
Burglary 1050 956
Vehicle Thefts 365 435
Arson 60 95

Violent Crimes in Virginia Beach, VA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 19
Rape 103
Aggravated Assault 234
Robbery 270

Property Crimes in Virginia Beach, VA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 956
Larceny 8596
Motor Vehicle Theft 435
Arson 95

Violent Crimes in Virginia Beach, VA

Year Violent Crimes
2006 1256
2007 1089
2008 1043
2009 910
2010 820
2011 776
2012 758
2013 730
2014 660
2015 626

Larceny in Virginia Beach, VA

Year Larceny
2006 10212
2007 10285
2008 10046
2009 10751
2010 10431
2011 9645
2012 9662
2013 9374
2014 8396
2015 8596

Virginia Criminal Statistics:


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Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 16340 16399
Murder 338 383
Rape 3742 3833
Agg. Assault 9400 9235
Robbery 4292 4441
Property Crimes 160720 156470
Burglary 23122 21340
Larceny 129933 127019
Vehicle Thefts 7665 8111
Arson 0 0

Violent Crimes in the state of Virginia

Year Violent Crimes
2006 21568
2007 20798
2008 19882
2009 17879
2010 17087
2011 15923
2012 15564
2013 16205
2014 16340
2015 16399

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