Petersburg has a population of 3,108. During the past three years, Petersburg saw 285 arrests. For 2017, the Petersburg's arrest rate totaled 353.93 per 10,000 residents. This increase of 11.81% makes Petersburg higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 4 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Petersburg also totaled 106 arrests for property crimes during 2017.
Overall, Petersburg had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Petersburg averaged 4 violent crimes and 106 non-violent crimes.
The city of Petersburg experienced 125 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 1 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 8 was for legacy rape. The robbery total was 1, and the aggravated assault total was 115.