Spring Lake, NC
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Spring Lake, 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 49 per one thousand residents, Spring Lake 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 21. Within North Carolina, more than 88% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Spring Lake.

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

For Spring Lake, 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 Spring Lake is one in 176.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Spring Lake is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Spring Lake, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 23, which is a rate of 43 per one thousand population.

Spring Lake Crime Data

 

Crime Index

7

(100 is safest)


Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Spring Lake Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

75

569

644

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.67

43.00

48.66

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Spring Lake 5.67
North Carolina 3.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 176

in Spring Lake

1 in 288

in North Carolina

Spring Lake VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 13,234
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 0 23 51
Rate per 1,000 0.08 0.00 1.74 3.85

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
Spring Lake 43.00
North Carolina 27.50

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 23

in Spring Lake

1 in 36

in North Carolina

Spring Lake Property CRIMES

Population: 13,234
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 136 411 22
Rate per 1,000 10.28 31.06 1.66

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

Spring Lake Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Spring Lake 28
North Carolina 27