2022 CRIME STATISTICS
Henrico County’s new Chief of Police, Eric English, is ushering in an era of transparency with crime data and police statistics. His goal: working together for a safer Henrico.
As part of the Division’s new vision, to be cutting edge public-safety leaders dedicated to equality and civic trust, the information provided on this site is intended to promote transparency and dialogue with the public.
Data-driven policing is an important tool in preventing, deterring, and responding to crime and quality of life concerns in our communities.
Using data, the Division is able to optimize resources, identify crime trends and fulfill our mission to provide innovative and collaborative police services for a safe and thriving Henrico.
“Everybody has a role in public safety. It’s important for the public to know and understand what is happening in their communities and within our agency. By working together we can address concerns that matter to you.
This is just the beginning. We will continue to evolve and seek ways to improve our data reporting, enhance transparency and demonstrate accountability across the Division.”
-Chief Eric English
About Crime Data
Henrico Police utilizes FBI’s Uniform Crime Report (UCR) reporting methodology, commonly referred to as Part I Offenses. It does does not contain information about all known criminal offenses that have occurred in Henrico County. Instead, Part I Offenses include violent offenses (murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault) and non-violent offenses (burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft and arson). The Division of Fire has investigative authority over arson.
2022 HENRICO POLICE CRIME STATISTICS
Henrico County Police Division strives each year to keep the public informed about what is occurring countywide. Data continues to be a major component of transparency to the public as well as a divisional tool to address and combat problems occurring in Henrico.
On behalf of Chief Eric English and the Henrico County Police Division we would like for you to examine the following reports on our website under Public Data:
- 2022 Part I Crimes & Criminal Offenses
- 2022 Countywide Crime & Demographic
- 2022 Application of Force Report
- 2021-2022 Police and Schools Report
- 2022 Vehicular Pursuits Report
- 2022 Internal Affairs Report
These documents will hopefully provide some insight into the daily activity occurring in Henrico County.
PART I CRIMES & CRIMINAL OFFENSES
Total Part I Crime
In 2022, Henrico experienced a 15% increase across the total number of Part I Offenses from 2021, and an 8% increase from the county’s five-year average.
The increase in county-wide Part I crime in 2022 is attributed primarily to the increase in burglaries (40%), homicides (20%) and auto thefts (20%) when compared to 2021. Compared to the five-year average, there is an increase in homicide (76%) and assault (14%).
In 2022 there was a 1% decrease in violent Part I offenses compared to 2021 driven by the 13% decrease in robberies.
There are natural crime fluctuations year-to-year; while identifying significant spikes in crime over a short period is important, it is equally important to identify crime trends over long periods of time. Notable anomalies could be attributed to the COVID-19 impact on criminal activity that occurred 2020-2021.
Nevertheless, the reduction of crime and safety of the public remains the top priority of the Henrico County Police Division.
In 2022, Part I Violent Offenses in Henrico decreased 1% from 2021. When compared to the 5-year average, total Part I Violent Offenses are up 7%.
- Homicides trended up in 2022, with a 20% increase from 2021 and 76% increase from the 5-year average. There were four domestic-related homicides resulting in six domestically-related victims.
- After a steady decrease in rapes since 2018, there was an increase both in 2021 and 2022, however there has been an 11% decrease in the 5-year average.
- Robbery saw a 13% decrease in 2022 and a 9% decrease compared to the 5-year average.
- Aggravated assaults had a small increase in 2022, with a 2% increase from 2021 and a 14% increase from the 5-year average.
In 2022, Henrico saw a 16% increase in total Part I Non-Violent Offenses from 2021, and an 8% increase from the 5-year average.
- There was a 41% increase in burglaries from 2021 but a 15% decrease from the 5-year average.
- Compared to 2021, residential burglaries increased 3%; toolshed burglaries decreased 3%; and commercial burglaries account for 28% of the total burglaries.
- Auto thefts increased by 20% in 2022. There was an 8% increase from the 5-year average.
- While total larcenies increased 15% from 2021, there was also an increase in larcenies from autos (34%). The theft of catalytic converters continues to be a trend, with a 2% increase over last year.
- 61% of completed larcenies from autos were from reported unlocked vehicles in 2022.
- In 2022, 243 guns were stolen from vehicles; 65% were from reported unlocked vehicles.
In 2022, Henrico saw a decrease in firearm offenses* and an increase in drug overdoses compared to both 2021 and the 5-year average.
- Total firearm offenses decreased 7% from 2021 but increased 29% from the 5-year average.
- There was a 5% increase in total drug overdoses from 2021; a 5% increase in total non-fatal overdoses and a 22% decrease in fatal overdoses.
- As in past years, most drug overdoses (87%) in 2022 were from heroin and opioids.
- Repeat overdoses victims accounted for 31% of all overdose victims in 2022.
- Compared to 2021, felony arrests increased 13% and misdemeanor arrests increased by 11%.
*Firearm offenses include assault by gun, vandalism by firearm, discharging firearm, and shooting into an occupied dwelling.
Traffic Crashes & Charges
In 2022, Henrico experienced an 11% increase in total reportable traffic crashes compared to 2021.
- There was a 1% decrease in DUI arrests from 2021, and a 33% decrease from the 5-year average.
- There was a 1% decrease in traffic-related charges from to 2021, and a 17% decrease from the 5-year average.
- Traffic fatalities decreased from 42 in 2021 to 32 in 2022 with pedestrian fatalities decreasing 43% (8 in 2022).
The Henrico Emergency Communications Center made and received 497,277 calls. That equates to 1,362 calls every day; 57 calls every hour; and nearly 1 call every minute.
- Text to 911 messages decreased by 69%