Beaufort, NC
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The crime rate in Beaufort is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 30 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Beaufort is 1 in 33. Based on FBI crime data, Beaufort is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to North Carolina, Beaufort has a crime rate that is higher than 71% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Beaufort to other communities of similar population, then Beaufort crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Beaufort does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Beaufort does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Beaufort.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Beaufort occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Beaufort; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 324. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Beaufort's rate for property crime is 27 per one thousand population. This makes Beaufort a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Beaufort is one in 37.

Beaufort Crime Data

 
Crime Index

19

(100 is safest)


Safer than 19% of U.S. Cities

Beaufort Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

13

114

127

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.09

27.07

30.15

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Beaufort 3.09
North Carolina 3.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 324

in Beaufort

1 in 288

in North Carolina
Beaufort VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 4,212
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 3 10
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.71 2.37
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Beaufort 27.07
North Carolina 27.50
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 37

in Beaufort

1 in 36

in North Carolina
Beaufort Property CRIMES
Population: 4,212
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 15 94 5
Rate per 1,000 3.56 22.32 1.19
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Beaufort Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Beaufort 30
North Carolina 27

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