Canton, NC
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The crime rate in Canton is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 26 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 Canton is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Canton is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to North Carolina, Canton has a crime rate that is higher than 63% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Canton 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 Canton; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 466. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Canton's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Canton 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 Canton is one in 43.

Canton Crime Data

 
Crime Index

25

(100 is safest)


Safer than 25% of U.S. Cities

Canton Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

9

98

107

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.15

23.39

25.54

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Canton 2.15
North Carolina 3.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 466

in Canton

1 in 288

in North Carolina
Canton VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 4,190
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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
Canton 23.39
North Carolina 27.50
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 43

in Canton

1 in 36

in North Carolina
Canton Property CRIMES
Population: 4,190
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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

Canton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Canton 28
North Carolina 27