RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Richmond Police Chief, Gerald Smith, is holding the quarterly crime briefing report Monday morning.

The report compares statistics for the second quarter of 2022, April 1 through June 30, and year-to-date as of the end of the second quarter, January through June 30.

The chief announced there has been a 28% increase in total major crimes this year, and a 23% increase this quarter. Smith announced that violent crime has not been the major contributor to the increase, but that property crime, specifically vehicles, has been the largest cause.

Crime Statistics

  • Homicide: Static for the quarter and year
  • Homicide by Firearm: Static for the quarter, increase in three incidents for the year
  • Sexual Assault: Increase of 14% for the quarter, 3% for the year
  • Robbery: Increase of 2% for the quarter, a decrease of 18% for the year
  • Aggravated Assault: Increase of 6% for the quarter, 11% for the year
  • Non-fatal shootings: Decrease by two incidents for the quarter, static for the year
  • Overall Violent Crime: Increase of ten incidents for the quarter, an increase of nine incidents for the year
  • Arson: Increase in 17 incidents for the quarter, increase in 16 incidents for the year
  • Burglary: Decrease in ten incidents for the quarter, increase in 71 incidents for the year
  • Larceny: Increase by 406 incidents for the quarter, increase in 791 incidents for the year
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: Increase in 34 incidents for the quarter, increase of 109 incidents for the year
  • Property Crime: Increase in 458 incidents for the quarter, increase in 1,015 for the year