Knightdale, 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

The crime rate in Knightdale is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 21 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 Knightdale is 1 in 48. Based on FBI crime data, Knightdale is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to North Carolina, Knightdale has a crime rate that is higher than 58% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Knightdale to other communities of similar population, then Knightdale crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Knightdale 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 Knightdale 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 Knightdale.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Knightdale 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 Knightdale; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 425. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Knightdale's rate for property crime is 18 per one thousand population. This makes Knightdale 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 Knightdale is one in 55.

Knightdale Crime Data

 

Crime Index

27

(100 is safest)


Safer than 27% of U.S. Cities

Knightdale Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

42

326

368

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.35

18.27

20.62

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
2.35
3.72
National Median: 4
    Knightdale
    North Carolina

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 425

in Knightdale

1 in 269

in North Carolina

Knightdale VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 17,843
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 10 9 23
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.56 0.50 1.29

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)

100 75 50 25 0
18.27
23.57
National Median: 21
    Knightdale
    North Carolina

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 55

in Knightdale

1 in 42

in North Carolina

Knightdale Property CRIMES

Population: 17,843
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 23 285 18
Rate per 1,000 1.29 15.97 1.01

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

Knightdale Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
59
25
National Median: 28.3
    Knightdale
    North Carolina