Surf City, NC
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With a crime rate of 71 per one thousand residents, Surf City 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 14. Within North Carolina, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Surf City.

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 2,193, Surf City has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Surf City 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 Surf City.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Surf City 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 Surf City.

For Surf City, 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 Surf City is one in 137.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Surf City is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Surf City, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 16, which is a rate of 64 per one thousand population.

Surf City Crime Data

 
Crime Index

2

(100 is safest)


Safer than 2% of U.S. Cities

Surf City Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

16

140

156

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.30

63.84

71.14

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Surf City 7.30
North Carolina 3.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 137

in Surf City

1 in 288

in North Carolina
Surf City VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 2,193
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 * 0 12
Rate per 1,000 0.00 1.82 0.00 5.47
* 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
Surf City 63.84
North Carolina 27.50
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 16

in Surf City

1 in 36

in North Carolina
Surf City Property CRIMES
Population: 2,193
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 24 113 3
Rate per 1,000 10.94 51.53 1.37
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

Surf City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Surf City 24
North Carolina 27

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