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Virginia
Population: 7,203,542

In 2003, NHTSA reports two known* deaths by pursuit in Virginia.
Both deaths were counted as "occupants of chased vehicles."


Virginia State Police

Google: Virginia Police Pursuit

Google: Virginia Police Chase

National Association of Police Organizations

National Sheriffs' Association


Drive & Stay Alive: Police Pursuits

*Police pursuit deaths are under-reported for many reasons, click here.

Reported Deaths
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Reports on fatalities due to violent pursuit crashes, click here.

2003 NHTSA report by state, click here.
2002 NHTSA report by state, click here.
1992 through 2001 NHTSA reports by state, click here.

Virginia Laws Governing
Police Vehicular Pursuit

Officer Accountability
Research in progress.

Officer Training
Appears to be very little, click here.

Virginia Penalties
for Fleeing

These penalties are for fleeing only.

Research in progress.

Virginia Penalties
for Fleeing Juveniles

Research in progress.

Pending Virginia Legislation
on Police Pursuits

Virginia's Most Recent Innocent Victims of Pursuit

Media Reports on Virginia Pursuits
Daily News-Record, Virginia: Departments toughen rules for pursuit March 14, 2006

Media Reports
USA Today: Police pressured to call off chase
January 5, 2003

Virginia Case Laws on Police Pursuits
Research in progress.

 

 

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