Durham, NC
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With a crime rate of 52 per one thousand residents, Durham 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 19. Within North Carolina, more than 90% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Durham.

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

For Durham, 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 Durham is one in 115.

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 Durham 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.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Durham is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Durham, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 23, which is a rate of 43 per one thousand population.

Durham Crime Data

 

Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Durham Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

2,239

11,118

13,357

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.69

43.16

51.85

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Durham 8.69
North Carolina 3.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 115

in Durham

1 in 288

in North Carolina

Durham VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 257,605
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 34 113 * 747 1,345
Rate per 1,000 0.13 0.44 2.90 5.22
* 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
Durham 43.16
North Carolina 27.50

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 23

in Durham

1 in 36

in North Carolina

Durham Property CRIMES

Population: 257,605
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 3,217 7,280 621
Rate per 1,000 12.49 28.26 2.41

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

Durham Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Durham 123
North Carolina 27