Black Mountain, NC
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Black Mountain, NC crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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 15 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 67. 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 65% 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.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Black Mountain's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Black Mountain is one in 775.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the town, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Black Mountain experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Black Mountain; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 14 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

46

(100 is safest)


Safer than 46% of U.S. Cities

Black Mountain Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

10

111

121

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.29

13.62

14.91

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Black Mountain 1.29
North Carolina 3.64

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 775

in Black Mountain

1 in 275

in North Carolina

Black Mountain VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 8,150
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 UNREPORTED 0 5
Rate per 1,000 0.25 UNREPORTED 0.00 0.61

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Black Mountain 13.62
North Carolina 25.45

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 73

in Black Mountain

1 in 39

in North Carolina

Black Mountain Property CRIMES

Population: 8,150
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 27 75 9
Rate per 1,000 3.31 9.20 1.10

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Black Mountain Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Black Mountain 18
North Carolina 26