Smithfield, NC
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Smithfield, NC crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

With a crime rate of 67 per one thousand residents, Smithfield 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 15. Within North Carolina, more than 95% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Smithfield.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a town's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 12,022, Smithfield has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Smithfield does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Smithfield.

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

For Smithfield, 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 Smithfield is one in 125.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Smithfield is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Smithfield, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 17, which is a rate of 59 per one thousand population.

Smithfield Crime Data

 

Crime Index

2

(100 is safest)


Safer than 2% of U.S. Cities

Smithfield Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

96

705

801

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.99

58.64

66.63

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Smithfield 7.99
North Carolina 3.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 125

in Smithfield

1 in 288

in North Carolina

Smithfield VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 12,022
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 6 * 23 66
Rate per 1,000 0.08 0.50 1.91 5.49
* 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
Smithfield 58.64
North Carolina 27.50

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 17

in Smithfield

1 in 36

in North Carolina

Smithfield Property CRIMES

Population: 12,022
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 106 580 19
Rate per 1,000 8.82 48.24 1.58

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

Smithfield Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Smithfield 66
North Carolina 27