Southern Pines, NC
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The crime rate in Southern Pines is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 39 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 Southern Pines is 1 in 26. Based on FBI crime data, Southern Pines is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to North Carolina, Southern Pines has a crime rate that is higher than 79% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Southern Pines, 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 Southern Pines is one in 178.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the town, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Southern Pines 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 Southern Pines's rate for property crime is 33 per one thousand population. This makes Southern Pines 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 Southern Pines is one in 30.

Southern Pines Crime Data

 
Crime Index

12

(100 is safest)


Safer than 12% of U.S. Cities

Southern Pines Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

76

453

529

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.61

33.46

39.07

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Southern Pines 5.61
North Carolina 3.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 178

in Southern Pines

1 in 288

in North Carolina
Southern Pines VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 13,539
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 4 * 12 56
Rate per 1,000 0.30 0.30 0.89 4.14
* 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
Southern Pines 33.46
North Carolina 27.50
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 30

in Southern Pines

1 in 36

in North Carolina
Southern Pines Property CRIMES
Population: 13,539
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 110 330 13
Rate per 1,000 8.12 24.37 0.96
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

Southern Pines Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Southern Pines 31
North Carolina 27