Of the Virginians we talked to, 40% indicated they feel high concern about their safety on a daily basis, compared to 46% nationwide. Virginia is also the only state to report half as much experience with violent crime over the past 12 months. Nationwide, 12% reported a recent run-in with violent crime.
When it comes to experience with property crime, Virginia saw an increase of six percentage points, but it remained below the national average of 26%. The property crime rate in Virginia is 16.7 incidents per 1,000, compared to 22.0 across the country. Violent crime is also lower than national rates. Virginia comes in at 2.0 and the national rate is 3.7.