Mount Olive, 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 2021 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2022 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2022 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 Mount Olive is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 24 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 Mount Olive is 1 in 42. Based on FBI crime data, Mount Olive is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to North Carolina, Mount Olive has a crime rate that is higher than 69% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Mount Olive 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 Olive; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 310. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Mount Olive's rate for property crime is 21 per one thousand population. This makes Mount Olive 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 Mount Olive is one in 49.

Mount Olive Crime Data

total Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 17% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Mount Olive Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
National Median: 4
    Mount Olive
    North Carolina

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 310

in Mount Olive

1 in 232

in North Carolina

Mount Olive Violent Crimes

Population: 4,036
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 13
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.22

United States Violent Crimes

Population: 331,888,310
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 22,941 144,285 202,155 943,774
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.43 0.61 2.84

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
National Median: 19
    Mount Olive
    North Carolina

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 49

in Mount Olive

1 in 45

in North Carolina

Property Crimes

Population: 4,036
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 17 60 6
Rate per 1,000 4.21 14.87 1.49

United States Property Crimes

Population: 331,888,310
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,656 4,626,970 890,179
Rate per 1,000 2.71 13.94 2.68

Mount Olive Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
National Median: 26.8
    Mount Olive
    North Carolina