Newton, NC
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With a crime rate of 43 per one thousand residents, Newton 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 24. Within North Carolina, more than 83% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Newton.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Newton 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 Newton; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 241. 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 Newton is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Newton, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 26, which is a rate of 38 per one thousand population.

Newton Crime Data

 
Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Newton Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

54

500

554

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.14

38.36

42.50

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Newton 4.14
North Carolina 3.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 241

in Newton

1 in 288

in North Carolina
Newton VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 13,035
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 7 * 6 41
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.54 0.46 3.15
* 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
Newton 38.36
North Carolina 27.50
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in Newton

1 in 36

in North Carolina
Newton Property CRIMES
Population: 13,035
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 95 390 15
Rate per 1,000 7.29 29.92 1.15
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

Newton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Newton 40
North Carolina 27