Sanford, NC
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The crime rate in Sanford is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 41 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 Sanford is 1 in 24. Based on FBI crime data, Sanford is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to North Carolina, Sanford has a crime rate that is higher than 81% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Sanford, 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 Sanford is one in 188.

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

Sanford Crime Data

 

Crime Index

10

(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Sanford Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

155

1,038

1,193

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.32

35.62

40.93

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Sanford 5.32
North Carolina 3.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 188

in Sanford

1 in 288

in North Carolina

Sanford VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 29,144
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
Sanford 35.62
North Carolina 27.50

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 28

in Sanford

1 in 36

in North Carolina

Sanford Property CRIMES

Population: 29,144
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

Sanford Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Sanford 44
North Carolina 27