Jacksonville, NC
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The crime rate in Jacksonville is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 27 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 Jacksonville is 1 in 37. Based on FBI crime data, Jacksonville is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to North Carolina, Jacksonville has a crime rate that is higher than 67% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Jacksonville's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Jacksonville is one in 596.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Jacksonville's rate for property crime is 25 per one thousand population. This makes Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville is one in 39.

Jacksonville Crime Data

 

Crime Index

23

(100 is safest)


Safer than 23% of U.S. Cities

Jacksonville Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

113

1,706

1,819

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.68

25.33

27.01

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Jacksonville 1.68
North Carolina 3.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 596

in Jacksonville

1 in 288

in North Carolina

Jacksonville VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 67,357
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 23 * 33 55
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.34 0.49 0.82
* 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
Jacksonville 25.33
North Carolina 27.50

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 39

in Jacksonville

1 in 36

in North Carolina

Jacksonville Property CRIMES

Population: 67,357
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 287 1,368 51
Rate per 1,000 4.26 20.31 0.76

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

Jacksonville Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Jacksonville 39
North Carolina 27