Raleigh, NC
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The crime rate in Raleigh is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 40 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 Raleigh is 1 in 25. Based on FBI crime data, Raleigh is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to North Carolina, Raleigh has a crime rate that is higher than 80% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Raleigh compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Raleigh with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Raleigh's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Raleigh 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 Raleigh; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 238. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Raleigh's rate for property crime is 36 per one thousand population. This makes Raleigh 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 Raleigh is one in 28.

Raleigh Crime Data

 

Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Raleigh Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,890

16,209

18,099

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.20

36.03

40.23

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Raleigh 4.20
North Carolina 3.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 238

in Raleigh

1 in 288

in North Carolina

Raleigh VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 449,894
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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
Raleigh 36.03
North Carolina 27.50

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 28

in Raleigh

1 in 36

in North Carolina

Raleigh Property CRIMES

Population: 449,894
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

Raleigh Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Raleigh 126
North Carolina 27