Emerald Isle, NC
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With a crime rate of 45 per one thousand residents, Emerald Isle 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 22. Within North Carolina, more than 85% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Emerald Isle.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a town's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 3,720, Emerald Isle has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Emerald Isle does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Emerald Isle.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Emerald Isle 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 Emerald Isle.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Emerald Isle's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Emerald Isle is one in 620.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Emerald Isle is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Emerald Isle, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 23, which is a rate of 44 per one thousand population.

Emerald Isle Crime Data

 
Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Emerald Isle Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

6

162

168

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.61

43.55

45.16

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Emerald Isle 1.61
North Carolina 3.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 620

in Emerald Isle

1 in 288

in North Carolina
Emerald Isle VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 3,720
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 * 1 4
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.27 0.27 1.08
* 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
Emerald Isle 43.55
North Carolina 27.50
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 23

in Emerald Isle

1 in 36

in North Carolina
Emerald Isle Property CRIMES
Population: 3,720
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 70 88 4
Rate per 1,000 18.82 23.66 1.08
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

Emerald Isle Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Emerald Isle 34
North Carolina 27