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How Safe is Norfolk, Virginia?

Though we serve clients from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg and throughout the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, the Multra-Guard office is located in the heart of Downtown Norfolk, Virginia. The city is famous for being a strategic military point as well as one of the principal deepwater ports on the East Coast.

Is the City of Norfolk a Great Place to Live?

Yes, it is! The city of Norfolk is blessed with a rich history, many fun events, and lots of jobs and business opportunities. But many people want to know if Norfolk is a safe place to live, work, and raise a family. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the crime statistics surrounding Norfolk, as well as some strategies that can help keep your family safer.

Crime in the City of Norfolk

Based on annual FBI reports, Norfolk is considered by many to be one of the most dangerous cities in Virginia, along with Richmond, Portsmouth, South Boston and others. Generally speaking though, Virginia is considered one of the safest states in the nation.

Large Battelship in Norfolk Virginia

However, according to various statistics, Norfolk’s crime rates don’t look promising when compared with national averages.

Norfolk Crime Stats

  • Overall crime in Norfolk is 50% higher than national averages
  • About 30 crimes are committed daily in this city
  • Norfolk is safer than only 13% of the cities in the United States
  • You have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime
  • You have a 1 in 191 chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime
  • Portsmouth also ranks as one of the most dangerous cities in Virginia

Monitored Security Systems Can Help

The vast majority of crimes in Norfolk are property related. Having a monitored security system provides added protection because monitoring agents can call the police if someone tries to break into your home.

In addition, having a security system is one of the best ways to deter burglars from picking your home as a target in the first place. Video surveillance is another great deterrent.

Norfolk Crime Prevention Resources

The Norfolk Police Department offers several crime prevention programs, like business watch and neighborhood watch, and assigns a Community Resource Officer to work with each civic league in the fight against crime.

Street in Norfolk Virginia

Considering a Move to Norfolk?

If you’re thinking about relocating to Norfolk, don’t let the crime statistics dissuade you! Norfolk is a fun and beautiful city with a lot to offer. But don’t take our word for it. Check out this blog 30 things you need to know about Norfolk that will give you an insider’s perspective.

Contact Multra-Guard Security to learn more about security strategies for residential homes, commercial businesses, or municipal facilities in the Norfolk and Hampton Roads metropolitan region.