Hickory, NC
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With a crime rate of 52 per one thousand residents, Hickory 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 19. Within North Carolina, more than 90% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Hickory.

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 40,291, Hickory has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Hickory 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 Hickory.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Hickory 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 Hickory; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 247. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 Hickory 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 Hickory is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Hickory, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 21, which is a rate of 48 per one thousand population.

Hickory Crime Data

 

Crime Index

5

(100 is safest)


Safer than 5% of U.S. Cities

Hickory Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

163

1,937

2,100

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.05

48.08

52.12

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Hickory 4.05
North Carolina 3.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 247

in Hickory

1 in 288

in North Carolina

Hickory VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 40,291
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 21 * 46 92
Rate per 1,000 0.10 0.52 1.14 2.28
* 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
Hickory 48.08
North Carolina 27.50

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 21

in Hickory

1 in 36

in North Carolina

Hickory Property CRIMES

Population: 40,291
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 309 1,527 101
Rate per 1,000 7.67 37.90 2.51

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

Hickory Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Hickory 70
North Carolina 27