Rocky Mount, 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 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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 about Scout's Crime Data

With a crime rate of 40 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 25. Within North Carolina, more than 83% 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 88.

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.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Rocky Mount's rate for property crime is 29 per one thousand population. This makes Rocky Mount 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 Rocky Mount is one in 35.

Rocky Mount Crime Data

 

Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Rocky Mount Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

615

1,564

2,179

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

11.32

28.78

40.10

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
11.32
4.26
National Median: 4
    Rocky Mount
    North Carolina

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 88

in Rocky Mount

1 in 235

in North Carolina

Rocky Mount VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 54,341
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 13 16 90 496
Rate per 1,000 0.24 0.29 1.66 9.13

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
28.78
22.61
National Median: 19
    Rocky Mount
    North Carolina

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 35

in Rocky Mount

1 in 44

in North Carolina

Rocky Mount Property CRIMES

Population: 54,341
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 366 1,101 97
Rate per 1,000 6.74 20.26 1.79

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Rocky Mount Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
50
25
National Median: 26.9
    Rocky Mount
    North Carolina