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Low Crime Rates

Hanover County Police CruiserHanover County is a safe place to live, work, and play.

Consider that:

  • In 2012, (2013 data not published yet) the average crime rate in the U.S. was 2,852 (for every 100,000 citizens 2,852 were victimized by a violent crime or property crime).
  • In 2013, the average crime rate in the Commonwealth of Virginia was 2,315 (for every 100,000 citizens, 2,315 were victimized by a violent crime or property crime).
  • In 2013, the crime rate in Hanover County was 1,072 (for every 100,000 citizens, 1,072 were victimized by a violent crime or a property crime).
  • In 2013, Hanover County’s crime rate of 1,072 was the lowest recorded compared to the City of Richmond, Henrico and Chesterfield County.
  • Hanover County also cleared 49.8% of it’s top 8 or “Index Crimes” (homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, larceny, vehicle theft and arson) in 2013. This is more than double the national clearance average of 22.2%. Overall 68.9% of all reported crime is cleared.