High Point, NC
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High Point, 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

The crime rate in High Point is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 40 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 High Point is 1 in 25. Based on FBI crime data, High Point is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to North Carolina, High Point has a crime rate that is higher than 80% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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 174.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that High Point's rate for property crime is 34 per one thousand population. This makes High Point 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 High Point is one in 30.

High Point Crime Data

 

Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

High Point Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

635

3,721

4,356

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.76

33.75

39.50

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
High Point 5.76
North Carolina 3.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 174

in High Point

1 in 288

in North Carolina

High Point VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 110,268
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 8 52 * 196 379
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.47 1.78 3.44
* 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
High Point 33.75
North Carolina 27.50

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 30

in High Point

1 in 36

in North Carolina

High Point Property CRIMES

Population: 110,268
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 724 2,781 216
Rate per 1,000 6.57 25.22 1.96

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

High Point Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
High Point 79
North Carolina 27