Forest City, NC
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With a crime rate of 85 per one thousand residents, Forest City 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 12. Within North Carolina, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Forest City.

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 7,282, Forest City has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Forest City 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 Forest City.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Forest City 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 Forest City.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Forest City 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 Forest City; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 214. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Forest City is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Forest City, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 12, which is a rate of 81 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Forest City has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Forest City is one in 270.

Forest City Crime Data

 
Crime Index

1

(100 is safest)


Safer than 1% of U.S. Cities

Forest City Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

34

587

621

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.67

80.61

85.28

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Forest City 4.67
North Carolina 3.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 214

in Forest City

1 in 288

in North Carolina
Forest City VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 7,282
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 9 * 4 21
Rate per 1,000 0.00 1.24 0.55 2.88
* 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
Forest City 80.61
North Carolina 27.50
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 12

in Forest City

1 in 36

in North Carolina
Forest City Property CRIMES
Population: 7,282
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 130 430 27
Rate per 1,000 17.85 59.05 3.71
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

Forest City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Forest City 74
North Carolina 27