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With a crime rate of 74 per one thousand residents, Oxford 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 13. Within North Carolina, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Oxford.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 8,742, Oxford has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Oxford does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Oxford.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Oxford 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 Oxford.

For Oxford, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Oxford is one in 111.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Oxford is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Oxford, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 15, which is a rate of 65 per one thousand population.

Oxford Crime Data

 
Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 1% of U.S. Cities

Oxford Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

79

571

650

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

9.04

65.32

74.35

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Oxford 9.04
North Carolina 3.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 111

in Oxford

1 in 288

in North Carolina
Oxford VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 8,742
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 * 20 58
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.11 2.29 6.63
* 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
Oxford 65.32
North Carolina 27.50
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 15

in Oxford

1 in 36

in North Carolina
Oxford Property CRIMES
Population: 8,742
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 184 367 20
Rate per 1,000 21.05 41.98 2.29
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

Oxford Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Oxford 107
North Carolina 27