Safe At Home – Richmond


Richmond has a long history and reputation of violence and crime. Ranked as one of the top five most dangerous cities in the US in years past, Richmond officials have stressed that the city’s violent reputation is undeserved and blown out of proportion. City residents share their thoughts on what it’s like to live in Richmond and how safe they feel at home.

Richmond Crime By The Numbers

Crime 2008 2009
Homicide 27 47
Rape 37 44
Robbery 523 407
Aggravated Assault 506 597
Burglary 1,222 1,486
Car Theft 1,895 1,421
Larceny (>$400) 515 426
Larceny (<$400) 1,329 1,107
Arson 38 42
Source: Office of the Attorney General   Preliminary Report: Crime in 2009

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