Raleigh, NC
Crime Rates



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Raleigh, NC crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

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 36 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 28. 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 78% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Raleigh has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Raleigh is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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 245. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Raleigh's rate for property crime is 32 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 31.

Raleigh Crime Data

 

Crime Index

13

(100 is safest)


Safer than 13% of U.S. Cities

Raleigh Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,870

14,598

16,468

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.09

31.89

35.98

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Raleigh 4.09
North Carolina 3.72

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 245

in Raleigh

1 in 269

in North Carolina

Raleigh VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 457,700
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Raleigh 31.89
North Carolina 27.37

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 31

in Raleigh

1 in 37

in North Carolina

Raleigh Property CRIMES

Population: 457,700
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Raleigh Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Raleigh 114
North Carolina 28