2020 DEMOGRAPHICS & RESIDENCY DATA
The Guiding Principle of Henrico Police is to treat everyone with respect, compassion and dignity.
We are committed to policing our community fairly and impartially.
The following data compares county-wide and magisterial district population demographics to the demographic composition of those arrested, charged or stopped (traffic) by Henrico Police.
Statistics include race, ethnicity, gender, and residency status (of Henrico County) for Custodial Arrests, Traffic Stops and Criminal Charges that occurred January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. While this data is representative, it is not exhaustive.
Additional Data & Resources
County-wide and magisterial district population demographics are reported by the United States Census Bureau.
We are updating our data protocols to include Hispanic and Latino ethnicity in future reporting.
County-Wide Crime and Demographic Data
The following charts provide a visual synopsis of the data found in the 2020 Demographic and Residency Reports for Criminal and Traffic Offenses.
- 50% of all custodial and criminal summons arrestees were not Henrico County residents.
- Nearly 3/4 of all custodial and criminal summons arrestees were male.
- Just over 60% of total arrestees and criminal summonses were identified as Black; 37% identified as White; and 1% identified as Asian.
- 87% of traffic warnings were given to individuals residing outside Henrico County.
Custodial Arrestee and Charges: A person is charged criminally and taken into custody. Those taken into custody can receive multiple criminal charges.
Criminal Summons Arrestees and Charges: A person receives a criminal summons to appear in court and is released on their own recognizance. An arrestee can have multiple criminal charges.
Traffic Summons Arrestee and Charges: A person is issued a traffic summons to appear in court, but not taken into custody. They may receive multiple traffic charges.
Traffic Warning Advisee and Charges: When a person is stopped for a traffic infraction and the officer decides a warning is sufficient. Charges indicate the infractions they were advised to correct.
Crime and Demographic Data per Magisterial District
2020 Demographic and Residency Data Tables
The 2020 Demographic and Residency Reports for Criminal and Traffic Offenses provides data tables for criminal and traffic summons and charges.
Please note: Custodial Arrestee and Custodial Arrestee Charges data was found to have higher than average statistical anomalies when broken down by magisterial district. This is due, in part, to the various scenarios in which a person may be taken into custody (example: a wanted suspect is apprehended by and in another jurisdiction and custody is transferred to Henrico Police), which in turn skews per-district data. We are working to correct this for future reporting.