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Goldsboro, 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 2021 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2022 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2022 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

With a crime rate of 55 per one thousand residents, Goldsboro 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 18. Within North Carolina, more than 95% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Goldsboro. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Goldsboro to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city'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 32,749, Goldsboro has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Goldsboro 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 Goldsboro.

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

For Goldsboro, 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 Goldsboro is one in 103.

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 Goldsboro 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 Goldsboro is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Goldsboro, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 22, which is a rate of 45 per one thousand population.

Goldsboro Crime Data

 

Crime Index

2

(100 is safest)


Safer than 2% of U.S. Cities

Goldsboro Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

317

1,484

1,801

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

9.68

45.31

54.99

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
9.68
4.3
National Median: 4
    Goldsboro
    North Carolina

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 103

in Goldsboro

1 in 232

in North Carolina

Goldsboro VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 32,749
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 7 8 41 261
Rate per 1,000 0.21 0.24 1.25 7.97

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,888,310
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 22,941 144,285 202,155 943,774
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.43 0.61 2.84

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
45.31
22.4
National Median: 19
    Goldsboro
    North Carolina

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 22

in Goldsboro

1 in 45

in North Carolina

Goldsboro Property CRIMES

Population: 32,749
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 241 1,145 98
Rate per 1,000 7.36 34.96 2.99

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,888,310
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,656 4,626,970 890,179
Rate per 1,000 2.71 13.94 2.68

Goldsboro Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
64
25
National Median: 26.8
    Goldsboro
    North Carolina