Check out local news coverage of gun and gang violence in Richmond, and how police and the community are fighting back.

If you’ve checked out the local news outlets over the past few years, you already know that street gang crime and gun violence are on the rise in Richmond. But there are also lots of stories about how local law enforcement and the community is fighting back to reclaim Richmond.

Number of Richmond Street Gangs & Groups
Number of Suspected Gang Members in Richmond
Combined Homicides, Aggravated Assaults, & Robberies Committed with a Firearm in Richmond in 2016

Here’s a look at both the bad and good news about gang crime and gun violence in Richmond and around Virginia over recent years:


Second suspect arrested in murder connected to other Richmond violence
December 18, 2017

Jury to deliberate in Richmond murder trial for Chesterfield man killed in drug-related case
December 11, 2017
Richmond Times-Dispatch

Gun rights group threatens legal action against Virginia governor over gun ban at Lee Monument
November 29, 2017
The Blaze

Man denied gun sale claims racial discrimination
November 23, 2017
NBC 12 News

Police: Man charged in South Richmond homicide bought gun days before deadly shooting
November 21, 2017
Richmond Times-Dispatch

38 MS-13 members arrested in Md., Va., as part of national gang crackdown
November 17, 2017

Troubled Essex Village apartments sold, renamed
November 17, 2017
Richmond Free Press

His girlfriend was killed on live TV – and he just beat the NRA’s pick to get elected
November 8, 2017
Miami Herald

After summer’s unrest, groups come together to address divisions
November 6, 2017
The Daily Progress

Richmond man pleads guilty in case tied to South Richmond gang, heroin distribution and at least 3 deaths, including murder
October 30, 2017
Richmond Times-Dispatch

L. C. Bird graduate turned gang member gets 25 years in killing of Chesterfield man in botched drug robbery
October 25, 2017
Richmond Times-Dispatch

Police: 6 gang members from Richmond, Chesterfield arrested in Chesdin Landing ‘mansion party’ killings
October 20, 2017
Richmond Times-Dispatch

Va. lawmakers respond to Gov. McAuliffe’s call for new gun control
October 9, 2017
CBS 6 News

McAuliffe says he’ll seek new gun restrictions in Virginia after Las Vegas massacre
October 6, 2017
Richmond Times-Dispatch


To learn more about crime in your area, check out the interactive Community Crime Map for Richmond.