Richmond climbs crime ranking despite drop in crime

11/23/2010 7:08 AM by

In an annual list is compiled by the CQ Press, Richmond has moved up 20 spots (from 99th to 79th) in a nationwide ranking of cities based on crime — even though the city had fewer crimes over that period. From 2008 to 2009, Richmond experienced a 4.36% drop in crime over the six categories measured by the survey.

Rank 99th 79th
Crime* 2008 2009
Murder 32 39
Rape 55 42
Robbery 779 857
Agg. Assault 735 730
Burglary 1751 1585
Motor V. Theft 768 687
Total 4,120 3,940

In 2008, the East End saw 11 homicides. In 2009 there were only 9



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