Burlington, NC
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Burlington, 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

With a crime rate of 43 per one thousand residents, Burlington 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 23. Within North Carolina, more than 83% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Burlington.

Importantly, when you compare Burlington to other communities of similar population, then Burlington crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Burlington 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 Burlington 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 Burlington.

For Burlington, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Burlington is one in 139.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Burlington 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.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Burlington's rate for property crime is 36 per one thousand population. This makes Burlington 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 Burlington is one in 28.

Burlington Crime Data

 

Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Burlington Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

378

1,884

2,262

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.20

35.90

43.11

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Burlington 7.20
North Carolina 3.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 139

in Burlington

1 in 288

in North Carolina

Burlington VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 52,472
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 6 21 * 75 276
Rate per 1,000 0.11 0.40 1.43 5.26
* 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
Burlington 35.90
North Carolina 27.50

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 28

in Burlington

1 in 36

in North Carolina

Burlington Property CRIMES

Population: 52,472
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 431 1,361 92
Rate per 1,000 8.21 25.94 1.75

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

Burlington Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Burlington 89
North Carolina 27