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2018 Vice


Analysis of Police Department vice reports for 2018 discloses that drug violations (again) are the predominant vice offense reported in Richmond.

Offense 2017 2018 2018%
Drug/Narcotic Violations 1,774 1,922 91.9%
Drug Equipment Violations 74 68 3.3%
Pornography/Obscene Material 44 74 3.5%
Prostitution 18 23 1.1%
Assisting or Promoting Prostitution 1 3 0.1%
Betting/Wagering 1 1 0.0%
Total 1,912 2,091  

 

Seven of the top ten blocks for drugs/drug equipment reports in Richmond are associated with rental property (50% apartments, of which 10% is RRHA; 20% motels).

This drug activity in Richmond thus is concentrated at identifiable properties.  State law declares this activity to be a nuisance and provides abundant criminal and civil authority to end it.  The City should exercise that authority to control nuisance drug activity, as well as prostitution, and liquor activity.

The 2018 data that support these conclusions are here.

 

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Last updated 07/17/19
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