Rocky Mount, NC
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With a crime rate of 50 per one thousand residents, Rocky Mount 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 20. Within North Carolina, more than 89% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Rocky Mount. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Rocky Mount to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

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

For Rocky Mount, 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 Rocky Mount is one in 125.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Rocky Mount experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Rocky Mount is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Rocky Mount, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 24, which is a rate of 42 per one thousand population.

Rocky Mount Crime Data

 
Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Rocky Mount Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

448

2,326

2,774

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.03

41.68

49.71

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Rocky Mount 8.03
North Carolina 3.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 125

in Rocky Mount

1 in 288

in North Carolina
Rocky Mount VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 55,806
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 12 20 * 106 310
Rate per 1,000 0.22 0.36 1.90 5.55
* 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
Rocky Mount 41.68
North Carolina 27.50
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 24

in Rocky Mount

1 in 36

in North Carolina
Rocky Mount Property CRIMES
Population: 55,806
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 640 1,610 76
Rate per 1,000 11.47 28.85 1.36
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

Rocky Mount Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Rocky Mount 63
North Carolina 27