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2017 Vice


Analysis of Police Department vice reports for 2017 discloses that drug violations are the predominant vice offense reported in Richmond.

Offense Count  
DRUG/NARCOTIC VIOLATION 1774 92.8%
DRUG EQUIPMENT VIOLATIONS 74 3.9%
PORNOGRAPHY/OBSCENE MATERIAL 44 2.3%
PROSTITUTION 18 0.9%
GAMBLING/BETTING/WAGERING 1 0.1%
PROSTITUTION (ASSISTING/PROMOTING) 1 0.1%
Total 1912  

Six of the top ten blocks for drugs/drug equipment reports in Richmond are associated with rental property (40% apartments; 20% motels) and 20% are within RRHA developments.

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 2017 data that support these conclusions are here.

 

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Last updated 05/31/18
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