Newport, NC
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The crime rate in Newport is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 25 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 Newport is 1 in 40. Based on FBI crime data, Newport is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to North Carolina, Newport has a crime rate that is higher than 63% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Newport's violent crime rate is 1 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 Newport is one in 945.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Newport's rate for property crime is 24 per one thousand population. This makes Newport 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 Newport is one in 41.

Newport Crime Data

 
Crime Index

26

(100 is safest)


Safer than 26% of U.S. Cities

Newport Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

5

114

119

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.06

24.14

25.20

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Newport 1.06
North Carolina 3.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 945

in Newport

1 in 288

in North Carolina
Newport VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 4,723
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 * 0 4
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.21 0.00 0.85
* 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
Newport 24.14
North Carolina 27.50
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 41

in Newport

1 in 36

in North Carolina
Newport Property CRIMES
Population: 4,723
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 12 97 5
Rate per 1,000 2.54 20.54 1.06
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

Newport Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Newport 15
North Carolina 27