Mount Airy, NC
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With a crime rate of 48 per one thousand residents, Mount Airy 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 21. Within North Carolina, more than 87% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Mount Airy.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 195. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Mount Airy is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Mount Airy, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 23, which is a rate of 43 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy is one in 324.

Mount Airy Crime Data

 
Crime Index

7

(100 is safest)


Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Mount Airy Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

53

443

496

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.12

42.79

47.90

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Mount Airy 5.12
North Carolina 3.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 195

in Mount Airy

1 in 288

in North Carolina
Mount Airy VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 10,354
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 * 6 44
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.29 0.58 4.25
* 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
Mount Airy 42.79
North Carolina 27.50
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 23

in Mount Airy

1 in 36

in North Carolina
Mount Airy Property CRIMES
Population: 10,354
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 75 336 32
Rate per 1,000 7.24 32.45 3.09
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

Mount Airy Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Mount Airy 42
North Carolina 27