Wake Forest, NC
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The crime rate in Wake Forest is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 23 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 Wake Forest is 1 in 44. Based on FBI crime data, Wake Forest is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to North Carolina, Wake Forest has a crime rate that is higher than 56% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Wake Forest compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Wake Forest with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Wake Forest's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Wake Forest 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 Wake Forest.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Wake Forest's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Wake Forest is one in 830.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Wake Forest's rate for property crime is 22 per one thousand population. This makes Wake Forest 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 Wake Forest is one in 46.

Wake Forest Crime Data

 

Crime Index

30

(100 is safest)


Safer than 30% of U.S. Cities

Wake Forest Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

46

832

878

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.20

21.78

22.98

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Wake Forest 1.20
North Carolina 3.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 830

in Wake Forest

1 in 288

in North Carolina

Wake Forest VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 38,199
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 0 6 38
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.00 0.16 0.99

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
Wake Forest 21.78
North Carolina 27.50

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 46

in Wake Forest

1 in 36

in North Carolina

Wake Forest Property CRIMES

Population: 38,199
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 95 723 14
Rate per 1,000 2.49 18.93 0.37

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

Wake Forest Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Wake Forest 58
North Carolina 27