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Low Crime Rates

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

Consider that:

  • In 2010, the average crime rate in the U.S. was 3,345 (for every 100,000 citizens, 3,345 were victimized by a violent crime or property crime).
  • In 2010, the average crime rate in the Commonwealth of Virginia was 2,541 (for every 100,000 citizens, 2,541 were victimized by a violent crime or property crime).
  • In 2010, the crime rate in Hanover County was 963 (for every 100,000 citizens, 963 were victimized by a violent crime or property crime).
  • In 2010, Hanover County’s crime rate of 963 was the lowest recorded compared to the City of Richmond, Henrico County and Chesterfield County. It was also the lowest recorded crime rate for Hanover County since 1975.