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Cary, 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 2022 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2023 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2023 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 about Scout's Crime Data

Cary has an overall crime rate of 12 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 Cary is 1 in 85. How does Cary fare compared to other communities in North Carolina of all population sizes? Cary's crime rate is lower than approximately 55% of North Carolina communities.

However, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Cary, and we found that the crime rate in Cary is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Cary is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

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

For Cary, 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 Cary than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1253, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Cary's rate for property crime is 11 per one thousand population. This makes Cary 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 Cary is one in 91.

Cary Crime Data

total Crime Index

42

(100 is safest)


Safer than 42% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Cary Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

144

1,986

2,130

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.80

11.01

11.81

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.8
4.05
National Median: 4
    Cary
    North Carolina

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,253

in Cary

1 in 247

in North Carolina

Cary Violent Crimes

Population: 180,388
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 12 29 103
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.07 0.16 0.57

United States Violent Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,156 133,294 220,450 893,980
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.40 0.66 2.68

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
11.01
20.64
National Median: 20
    Cary
    North Carolina

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 91

in Cary

1 in 48

in North Carolina

Property Crimes

Population: 180,388
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 301 1,544 141
Rate per 1,000 1.67 8.56 0.78

United States Property Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,293 4,672,363 942,173
Rate per 1,000 2.70 14.02 2.83

Cary Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
38
23
National Median: 27.0
    Cary
    North Carolina