Henderson, NC
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Henderson, NC crime analytics


With a crime rate of 80 per one thousand residents, Henderson 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 13. Within North Carolina, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Henderson.

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 15,271, Henderson has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Henderson 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 Henderson.

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

For Henderson, 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 Henderson is one in 133.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Henderson is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Henderson, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 14, which is a rate of 72 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Henderson 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 Henderson is one in 339.

Henderson Crime Data

 
Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 1% of U.S. Cities

Henderson Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

115

1,103

1,218

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.53

72.23

79.76

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Henderson 7.53
North Carolina 3.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 133

in Henderson

1 in 288

in North Carolina
Henderson VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 15,271
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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
Henderson 72.23
North Carolina 27.50
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 14

in Henderson

1 in 36

in North Carolina
Henderson Property CRIMES
Population: 15,271
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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

Henderson Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Henderson 143
North Carolina 27