28-year-old Steven Smith
Color of Virginia crime 28-year-old Steven Smith.

Black Crime Ravages Roanoke Virginia

compiled by Lewis Loflin

What does www.neighborhoodscout.com say about Roanoke Virginia crime rates?

With a crime rate of 49 per one thousand residents, Roanoke has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 21.

How can this be? Other small communities such as Danville suffer the same problem. Where 100 is safest Roanoke ranks a 5! That includes 4.7 violent crimes per 1000 residents. That is more than double the Virginia rate of 2.

The Roanoke population is a little under 100,000. It has three times the property crimes over Virginia as a whole. Other sources claim Roanoke crime is 78% higher than the US average.

Yet www.wsls.com claims:

The FBI's report says Roanoke's 2018 violent crime rate, which measures murders, rapes, robberies and assaults, is 235.2 crimes per 100,000 residents. The national rate, as measured by the FBI, is 368 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Roanoke's violent crime rate is on par with Richmond and Hartford, Connecticut. ...the violent crime rate does not matter if homicides keep occurring within the Star City.

Certainly poverty can play a role but two overwhelming factors have been shown for violent crime: urbanization and racial demographics.

The top 4 most dangerous cities in Virginia per 100,000 and some my surprise you:

Portsmouth #1 most dangerous city with with 712 violent crime and 18 murders per 100,000

1 in 141 chance of being a victim of a violent crime
1 in 18 chance of being a victim of a property crime
1 in 16 chance of being a victim of any crime

Danville, Virginia #2 most violent city in Virginia. The violent crime rate 600 and the murder rate is 31 per 100,000. The murder rate is higher than Portsmouth.

1 in 167 chance of being a victim of a violent crime
1 in 24 chance of being a victim of a property crime
1 in 21 chance of being a victim of any crime

Richmond, Virginia is #3. The murder rate is 22.6 per 100,000.

1 in 301 chance of being a victim of a violent crime
1 in 35 chance of being a victim of a property crime
1 in 32 chance of being a victim of any crime.

Roanoke, Virginia is #4. It has 401 violent crime and 16 murders per 100,000. The Roanoke murder rate is almost as bad as #1 Portsmouth.

1 in 249 chance of being a victim of a violent crime
1 in 23 chance of being a victim of a property crime
1 in 21 chance of being a victim of any crime

What do these communities have in common that causes such high crime in particular violent crimes such as murder? The US Census reveals the following:

Portsmouth VA. 94,398 down 1.2% from 2010. 40% white, 53% Black.

Danville VA. Population 40,044 down 7.0% from 2010. White 49%, Black 51%.

Richmond VA. 230,436 up 12.8% from 2010. 45% white, 48% Black.

Roanoke VA. 99,143 up 2.3% from 2010. White 62.5%, Black 28.7% Black.

The first three are majority Black, Roanoke is the exception - but is controlled by Blacks and Democrats for decades.

Doing a web search I came to ABC 13 News in in Lynchburg and what was the lead story July 9, 2020?

"Police make arrest after shooting in Downtown Lynchburg"

Another feral black male "28-year-old Steven Smith, was charged with reckless handling and possession of a stolen firearm."

Roanoke Chief of Police is Sam Roman who is black. He was appointed in March 2020 after Tim Jones (who is white) retired in February.

The answer is mostly Black. Roanoke is so desperate they are asking Danville for advice on their Black gang and violence problems.

To quote www.wset.com News August 20th 2020:

"Roanoke leaders asking Danville for advice on how to combat gang, drug problem..."

This was after another drug deal gone bad led to a shooting and death at a McDonald's - in the middle of the day. A few days later another black male was found murdered.

Roanoke Mayor Sherman, who is black, is clueless why so there is much violence in his community. He is another black Democrat in office for decades.

He knows gangs and drugs are often behind the violence. Only when the press publishes a photo, often a victim, do we know the identity.

It isn't white guys with AR-15s or the fine Roanoke police killing mostly black males, it is other black males.

But BLM and ANTIFA communists march in Roanoke blaming police for Black violence.

Let me be clear there is a lot of white crime in Roanoke too.

But like Virginia in general Blacks commit crimes of all types in vast, disproportionate numbers.

For another example in Bristol, Tennessee see Cop Killer Nickolus Johnson Deserves to Die. The dynamics of this case from unwed mothers and social breakdown within the Black community leads to violence. Mayors refuse to address the real problem and deflect of on race baiting.

Roanoke Police press releases can be found at https://www.roanokecountyva.gov/Archive.aspx?AMID=47

Police Respond to Shooting on Plantation Road (Update - July 30, 2020) On July 30, 2020 Roanoke County Police took Mario Deshaun Reynolds (black male), 37, of Roanoke into custody for the July 28 shooting at the 7-Eleven located at 5002 Plantation Rd.

Reynolds was charged with:

- Aggravated Malicious Wounding
- Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony

One person was wounded. Reynolds was denied bail, I'm sure BLM will scream racism.

Another black male was Broderick Paul Jeffery. To quote the police report:

(Roanoke County, VA—July 20, 2020) The suspect in Sunday's incident at Food Lion on Plantation Road is identified as Broderick Paul Jeffery, 35, of Roanoke City.

At 1:45 p.m. Sunday, July 19, Roanoke County Police responded to a call of a man with a gun at the Food Lion in the 4800 block of Hollins Road. The investigation revealed the suspect, Mr. Jeffery, had been walking down Plantation Road toward Food Lion carrying a hand gun and fired multiple shots around randomly.

No one was struck. Mr. Jeffery made his way into Food Lion and began pacing, continually asking for help. He then approached an employee from behind, grabbing him and pushing the gun against the employee's body. The employee heard multiple clicks indicating Mr. Jeffery was trying to fire the weapon but it didn't discharge.

Another employee attempted to assist and subdue Mr. Jeffery. That employee also had the weapon pointed at him with Mr. Jeffery again attempting to fire the weapon unsuccessfully. This happened again to a third employee before Mr. Jeffery exited the store and went out onto Plantation Road where he was confronted by a Roanoke County police officer arriving at that time.

Mr. Jeffery dropped the firearm upon commands by police but then rushed toward the police vehicle and entered the front seat on the passenger side. Officers pulled Mr. Jeffery from the police vehicle and subdued him.

The officer realized Mr. Jeffery appeared to be under the influence of some type of substance and requested an ambulance to transport Mr. Jeffery to the hospital. County police detained him at the hospital until he was discharged this evening and taken to the Roanoke County Salem Jail.

Date: 7/15/2020
Incident: Armed Robbery
Incident Date: 7/14/2020
Suspect is a white male.

Roanoke County police responded to an armed robbery of a convenience store on 7/14/2020 at approximately 925pm. It was reported a subject robbed the store at gunpoint and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect vehicle involved appears to be a gray Chevy Cruze. The suspect appears to be a tall white male who made great effort in an attempt to conceal his identity.

The suspect was identified through the assistance of local citizens. Roanoke County Officers were able to conduct a traffic stop on the suspect and take him into custody at approximately 3:00 this afternoon in the 6500 block of Thirlane Rd.

The suspect has been identified as Raphael C. Sierra, 20, of Roanoke. He has been charged with Robbery (18.2-58) and Use of a firearm in Commission of a Felony (18.2-53.1).

(Roanoke County, VA) – On Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at approximately 9:48 am, Roanoke County Police Officers responded to the 3700 block of Challenger Ave. in Roanoke County in reference to an armed robbery.

Information was received that a black male, entered the store and demanded an undetermined amount of money from the clerk. A weapon was displayed before the suspect fled on foot from the location.

White female.

(Roanoke County, VA) – On Monday December 30, 2019, Roanoke County Police responded to a shooting in the 1600 block of Skyview Road. Responding officers located a gunshot victim. The victim was subsequently transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and later released


During the investigation, a female suspect was identified. The suspect, Catlyn Stewart, 27, of Roanoke County, was located in Botetourt County on December 31 where she was arrested without incident.

Roanoke County police have charged Stewart with abduction, malicious wounding, discharging a firearm within an occupied building, attempted robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

White male.

(Roanoke County, VA—September 2, 2019) Monday morning, officers of the Roanoke County Police Department were conducting follow up investigation related to the armed robbery reported in the 5600 block of Williamson Rd on Saturday, August 31...

Dustin Lee Lewis (33) of Roanoke - Robbery; Use/Display a firearm while committing robbery; Possession of a firearm while a convicted felon.

Shooting Incident On Carefree Lane (Roanoke County, VA) – On Sunday, February 24, 2019 at approximately 8:55 p.m., Roanoke County Police responded to a disturbance with weapon call in the 6000 block of Carefree Lane. Upon arrival at that location, officers discovered a male subject had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene by Roanoke County Fire & Rescue. Through further investigation it was determined that the deceased subject, identified as Frankie E. Cordova, 27, of Roanoke, had attempted a robbery at the residence. The victim of the robbery was able to fire his own weapon, killing the suspect. No charges have been placed at this time.

Incident: Armed Robbery
Incident Date: 10/09/2017

On 10/09/2017 at 10:41pm the Roanoke County Police Department responded to the Burger King at 7121 Williamson Rd. A black male wearing black pants, black jacket and a ski mask entered through the back door. Suspect pointed a firearm at employees and demanded money.

Incident: Armed Robbery
Incident Date: 09/28/17

On 09/28/17 the male victim contacted a woman via a social media account and was planning to meet her. When he arrived at the location, he was approached by two men who robbed him at gun point. The suspects are described as a white female, mid-20s with long dark hair;

a black male, mid30s, approximately 5'10" with slim build; and a black male, late 20s, approximately 5'11" with heavy build. The suspects then fled the area in a vehicle. This was a targeted event and police believe there is no threat to residents in the area or the general public


White victims of black violence, no hate crime charges.

Female victims of black violence.

Tri-Cities Violent Black-on-Black Crime