Greensboro, NC
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Greensboro, NC crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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 43 per one thousand residents, Greensboro 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 23. Within North Carolina, more than 83% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Greensboro.

How does the crime rate in Greensboro compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Greensboro with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Greensboro's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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.

For Greensboro, 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 Greensboro is one in 163.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Greensboro's rate for property crime is 37 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 27.

Greensboro Crime Data

 

Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Greensboro Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,753

10,435

12,188

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.14

36.57

42.71

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Greensboro 6.14
North Carolina 3.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 163

in Greensboro

1 in 288

in North Carolina

Greensboro VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 285,342
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 26 112 * 530 1,085
Rate per 1,000 0.09 0.39 1.86 3.80
* 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
Greensboro 36.57
North Carolina 27.50

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Greensboro

1 in 36

in North Carolina

Greensboro Property CRIMES

Population: 285,342
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2,389 7,504 542
Rate per 1,000 8.37 26.30 1.90

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

Greensboro Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Greensboro 92
North Carolina 27