How safe is Virginia Beach, VA?

The property crime rate in Virginia Beach is higher the national average, with crimes involving theft being more prevalent than violent crimes. Police in Virginia Beach have a visible presence and are often seen in popular areas participating in community outreach.

Crime Index

Index Score: 5.9 /10

How we calculate this.


Virginia Beach has a higher crime rate than similarly sized metro areas.

Crime Rate 2017

Crime rate is the number of crimes committed per 100,000 people.
Virginia Beach, VA

330.8

Lower than average crime
Metro areas similar to Virginia Beach
Charlotte, NC

416.0

Higher than average crime
Orlando, FL

443.0

Higher than average crime
Portland, OR

283.0

Lower than average crime
Virginia Beach, VA

2624.9

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to Virginia Beach
Charlotte, NC

2731.0

Higher than average crime
Orlando, FL

2771.0

Higher than average crime
Portland, OR

1877.0

Lower than average crime

Violent Crime Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report.