Granite Falls, NC
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Granite Falls, 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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

With a crime rate of 61 per one thousand residents, Granite Falls 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 16. Within North Carolina, more than 94% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Granite Falls.

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 4,685, Granite Falls has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Granite Falls 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 Granite Falls.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Granite Falls 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 Granite Falls.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Granite Falls's violent crime rate is 1 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 Granite Falls is one in 937.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Granite Falls is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Granite Falls, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 17, which is a rate of 60 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Granite Falls 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 Granite Falls is one in 312.

Granite Falls Crime Data

 

Crime Index

3

(100 is safest)


Safer than 3% of U.S. Cities

Granite Falls Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

5

283

288

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.07

60.41

61.47

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Granite Falls 1.07
North Carolina 3.72

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 937

in Granite Falls

1 in 269

in North Carolina

Granite Falls VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 4,685
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 5 0
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 1.07 0.00

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Granite Falls 60.41
North Carolina 27.37

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 17

in Granite Falls

1 in 37

in North Carolina

Granite Falls Property CRIMES

Population: 4,685
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 11 257 15
Rate per 1,000 2.35 54.86 3.20

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Granite Falls Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Granite Falls 55
North Carolina 28

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