Spruce Pine, NC
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The crime rate in Spruce Pine is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 22 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 Spruce Pine is 1 in 46. Based on FBI crime data, Spruce Pine is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to North Carolina, Spruce Pine has a crime rate that is higher than 52% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Spruce Pine occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Spruce Pine; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 534. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Spruce Pine's rate for property crime is 20 per one thousand population. This makes Spruce Pine 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 Spruce Pine is one in 51.

Spruce Pine Crime Data

 
Crime Index

33

(100 is safest)


Safer than 33% of U.S. Cities

Spruce Pine Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

4

42

46

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.87

19.68

21.56

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Spruce Pine 1.87
North Carolina 3.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 534

in Spruce Pine

1 in 288

in North Carolina
Spruce Pine VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 2,134
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
Spruce Pine 19.68
North Carolina 27.50
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 51

in Spruce Pine

1 in 36

in North Carolina
Spruce Pine Property CRIMES
Population: 2,134
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

Spruce Pine Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Spruce Pine 12
North Carolina 27

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