Hillsborough, NC
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The crime rate in Hillsborough is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 22 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 Hillsborough is 1 in 46. Based on FBI crime data, Hillsborough is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to North Carolina, Hillsborough has a crime rate that is higher than 52% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Hillsborough compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Hillsborough with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Hillsborough'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 Hillsborough 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 Hillsborough.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Hillsborough 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 Hillsborough; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 458. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Hillsborough's rate for property crime is 19 per one thousand population. This makes Hillsborough 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 Hillsborough is one in 51.

Hillsborough Crime Data

 
Crime Index

33

(100 is safest)


Safer than 33% of U.S. Cities

Hillsborough Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

14

125

139

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.18

19.49

21.67

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Hillsborough 2.18
North Carolina 3.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 458

in Hillsborough

1 in 288

in North Carolina
Hillsborough VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 6,415
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
Hillsborough 19.49
North Carolina 27.50
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 51

in Hillsborough

1 in 36

in North Carolina
Hillsborough Property CRIMES
Population: 6,415
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

Hillsborough Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Hillsborough 26
North Carolina 27