Latest Virginia crime analysis report now available

Violent crimes went up 10 percent in Virginia in 2016


RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia State Police have released the latest crime analysis report for the commonwealth.

In 2016, Virginia had a more than 10 percent increase in violent crime compared to 2015.

Also, the number of reported homicides increased by about 25 percent from 382 to 480.

Property crime, such as burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft, remained mostly unchanged from the previous year.

Drug and narcotic arrests increased by nearly 9 percent and robbery numbers increased by nearly 8 percent.

The full document, Crime in Virginia, can be viewed on the Virginia State Police website: http://www.vsp.state.va.us/