Crime Statistics & Public Reports

POLICE TRANSPARENCY:
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

One Team. One Community. Safer Together.

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:

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. 

Overall, in 2022 Henrico County saw 8,709 Part I Crimes, as defined by the FBI’s UCR methodology. It includes Homicide (30), Rape (25), Robbery (117), Assault (Aggravated Assault – 223), Burglary (408), Larceny (7,324) and Auto Theft (552). Arson (30) is investigated by the Henrico County Division of Fire.

Violent Crime

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.
Homicides trended up in 2022, with a 20% increase from 2021 and 76% increase from the 5-year average. 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.

Among Part I Violent Crimes, the Fairfield Magisterial District saw the highest number of cases (145), followed by Varina (108), Brookland (64), Three Chopt (42) and Tuckahoe (36).

Homicides trended up in 2022 with 30 cases. Seventeen of those cases were in the Fairfield District, 10 in the Varina District, two in Tuckahoe and one in Brookland. There were no homicides in the Three Chopt District in 2022. 

The highest number of homicides occurred in June (5) and December (6) of 2022.

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. In 2022, Henrico County reported 25 rapes with 48% of those instances involving an acquaintance and 28% attributed to a current or former relationship or family member. 

The highest number of rapes occurred during the month of December (5), but September and October also saw four cases, respectively.

Robbery saw a 13% decrease in 2022 and a 9% decrease compared to the 5-year average. In 2022 there were 117 robberies reported in Henrico County; 78 of those cases involved the robbery of a person while 36 were commercial establishment related. Additionally, 58% of the cases were done by a stranger of the victim. 

The highest number of robberies occurred during the month of January (19) followed by February and November with 16 cases each.

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 County had 223 aggravated assaults reported to HCPD. Additionally, there were 131 aggravated and non-aggravated assaults on police during this calendar year. 

Thirty-percent of the assaults had an unknown relationship between the victim and offender, while 19% was tied to “stranger.” 

April saw the highest number of aggravated assaults with 29 cases, followed by December with 25 cases.

Non-Violent Crime

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 16% increase in total Part I Non-Violent Offenses (8,314) 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 remained the same at 28%. 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 occur, however, there was a 24% decrease 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.

The Fairfield District saw the highest number of Part I Non-Violent Crimes in 2022 with 2,354 cases, followed by the Brookland District (1,817), Varina District (1,588), Three Chopt (1,491) and then Tuckahoe (1,064).

Auto thefts increased by 20% in 2022. There was an 8% increase from the 5-year average. Overall, in 2022 Henrico County had 552 cases reported. Forty-two-percent of the stolen vehicles were recovered locally while 36% were recovered outside.

Henrico County saw the highest number of stolen vehicles in January (55), March (54) and September (53).

Compared to 2021, residential burglaries increased 3%; toolshed burglaries decreased 3%; and commercial burglaries remained the same at 28%.

In 2022, Henrico had 408 burglary cases reported to HCPD; 59% of them were tied to residences with 28% linked to a commercial establishment.

The number of burglaries reported to HCPD remained fluid throughout much of the year, however, the highest numbers were reported in January and March with 44 cases each.

While total larcenies increased 15% from 2021, there was also an increase in larcenies from autos (34%). In 2022, Henrico County saw 7,324 larceny cases, with 1,700 total larcenies from vehicles. Sixty-one-percent of completed larcenies from autos were from reported unlocked vehicles in 2022. 

The theft of catalytic converters continues to occur, with 795 catalytic converters thefts reported to the agency. 

Meanwhile, firearm theft from vehicles continues to be a concerning issue. In 2022, 243 guns were stolen from vehicles; 65% were from reported unlocked vehicles. In 2022, a firearm was stolen from a vehicle on average every 36 hours.

The highest number of larcenies occurred during the months of August (720) and October (701).

Criminal Offenses

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.

Total firearm offenses decreased 7% from 2021 but increased 29% from the 5-year average. In 2022, Henrico County had 356 total firearm offenses, with E. Laburnum Ave. (St. Luke/Delmont and Azalea Corridor), Mechanicsville Tnpk/Laburnum Ave. and the Newbridge/Nine Mile Road areas seeing the highest concentration of offenses. 

Thirty-four-percent of the firearm offenses involved a discharge of a firearm, with 28% resulting in shooting into an occupied dwelling.

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. In 2022, 557 drug overdoses were handled in Henrico County; 46% were tied to heroin use, with 28% opioid connected. A vast majority of the overdose cases occurred at a home (216), followed by 83 cases at a hotel. 

Eighty-six-percent of the overdose were non-fatal, with 73% of the total number of overdoses involving a Henrico County resident.

Compared to 2021, felony arrests increased 13% and misdemeanor arrests increased by 11%. In 2022, HCPD reported 7,561 felony charges, 19,072 misdemeanors and 25,696 infractions. 

HCPD had 139,132 calls for services and 136,511 markouts which is on pace to previous years.

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).
In 2022, Henrico experienced an 11% increase in total reportable traffic crashes compared to 2021.
HCPD had a total of 5,456 reportable traffic crashes with 2,546 injuries. Of those crashes, 32 fatalities were traffic related, 74 fatalities involved pedestrians and 21 involved bicyclists.

Traffic crashes remained fluid for much of the year, with the highest numbers reported in November (525).

In 2022, HCPD issued 33,102 traffic-crash related charges. There was a 1% decrease in DUI arrests from 2021, and a 33% decrease from the 5-year average. In 2022, 651 DUI charges were placed on individuals.

Emergency Communications

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%
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.

In 2022, the Henrico County Emergency Communications Center had 171,635 incoming 911 calls. Overall, there were 497,277 incoming and outgoing calls through the ECC; 43% were administrative while 35% were 911. 

Text to 911 saw a sharp decrease in 2022 with only 523 instances.

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