New Bern, NC
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The crime rate in New Bern is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 41 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 New Bern is 1 in 24. Based on FBI crime data, New Bern is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to North Carolina, New Bern has a crime rate that is higher than 81% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in New Bern 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 New Bern; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 257. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in New Bern is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In New Bern, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 27, which is a rate of 37 per one thousand population.

New Bern Crime Data

 
Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

New Bern Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

117

1,127

1,244

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.89

37.48

41.37

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
New Bern 3.89
North Carolina 3.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 257

in New Bern

1 in 288

in North Carolina
New Bern VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 30,070
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 4 * 28 83
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.13 0.93 2.76
* 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
New Bern 37.48
North Carolina 27.50
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in New Bern

1 in 36

in North Carolina
New Bern Property CRIMES
Population: 30,070
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 204 894 29
Rate per 1,000 6.78 29.73 0.96
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

New Bern Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
New Bern 42
North Carolina 27