Black Mountain, NC
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Black Mountain, NC crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

Black Mountain has an overall crime rate of 13 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Black Mountain is 1 in 79. How does Black Mountain fare compared to other communities in North Carolina of all population sizes? Black Mountain's crime rate is lower than approximately 78% of North Carolina communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Black Mountain has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Black Mountain is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Black Mountain 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 Black Mountain.

For Black Mountain, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Black Mountain than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1183, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Black Mountain; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 12 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Black Mountain Crime Data

 

Crime Index

59

(100 is safest)


Safer than 59% of U.S. Cities

Black Mountain Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

7

98

105

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.85

11.84

12.68

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Black Mountain 0.85
North Carolina 3.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,183

in Black Mountain

1 in 288

in North Carolina

Black Mountain VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 8,278
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 * 3 1
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.36 0.36 0.12
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.

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
Black Mountain 11.84
North Carolina 27.50

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 84

in Black Mountain

1 in 36

in North Carolina

Black Mountain Property CRIMES

Population: 8,278
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 18 69 11
Rate per 1,000 2.17 8.34 1.33

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

Black Mountain Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Black Mountain 16
North Carolina 27