High Point, NC
Crime Rates



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High Point, 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

With a crime rate of 40 per one thousand residents, High Point 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 25. Within North Carolina, more than 82% of the communities have a lower crime rate than High Point.

Importantly, when you compare High Point to other communities of similar population, then High Point crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how High Point does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how High Point 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 High Point.

For High Point, 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 High Point is one in 136.

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 High Point 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 High Point is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In High Point, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 30, which is a rate of 33 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that High Point 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 High Point is one in 283.

High Point Crime Data

 

Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

High Point Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

828

3,725

4,553

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.34

33.03

40.37

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
High Point 7.34
North Carolina 3.72

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 136

in High Point

1 in 269

in North Carolina

High Point VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 112,791
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 19 44 132 633
Rate per 1,000 0.17 0.39 1.17 5.61

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
High Point 33.03
North Carolina 23.57

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 30

in High Point

1 in 42

in North Carolina

High Point Property CRIMES

Population: 112,791
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 621 2,705 399
Rate per 1,000 5.51 23.98 3.54

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

High Point Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
High Point 82
North Carolina 25