Carrboro, NC
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The crime rate in Carrboro is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 24 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 Carrboro is 1 in 42. Based on FBI crime data, Carrboro is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to North Carolina, Carrboro has a crime rate that is higher than 59% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Carrboro compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Carrboro with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Carrboro's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Carrboro 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 Carrboro.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Carrboro 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 Carrboro; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 481. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Carrboro's rate for property crime is 22 per one thousand population. This makes Carrboro 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 Carrboro is one in 46.

Carrboro Crime Data

 
Crime Index

28

(100 is safest)


Safer than 28% of U.S. Cities

Carrboro Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

44

461

505

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.08

21.79

23.87

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Carrboro 2.08
North Carolina 3.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 481

in Carrboro

1 in 288

in North Carolina
Carrboro VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 21,156
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 7 * 13 23
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.33 0.61 1.09
* 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
Carrboro 21.79
North Carolina 27.50
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 46

in Carrboro

1 in 36

in North Carolina
Carrboro Property CRIMES
Population: 21,156
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 149 294 18
Rate per 1,000 7.04 13.90 0.85
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

Carrboro Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Carrboro 78
North Carolina 27