Greensboro, NC
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Greensboro, 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

The crime rate in Greensboro is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 39 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Greensboro is 1 in 26. Based on FBI crime data, Greensboro is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to North Carolina, Greensboro has a crime rate that is higher than 80% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Greensboro has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Greensboro is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Greensboro 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 Greensboro; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 228. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Greensboro's rate for property crime is 35 per one thousand population. This makes Greensboro a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Greensboro is one in 29.

Greensboro Crime Data

 

Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Greensboro Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,258

9,925

11,183

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.38

34.58

38.96

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Greensboro 4.38
North Carolina 3.72

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 228

in Greensboro

1 in 269

in North Carolina

Greensboro VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 287,027
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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
Greensboro 34.58
North Carolina 27.37

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 29

in Greensboro

1 in 37

in North Carolina

Greensboro Property CRIMES

Population: 287,027
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

Greensboro Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Greensboro 85
North Carolina 28