Williamston, NC
Crime Rates


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Williamston, NC crime analytics

With a crime rate of 88 per one thousand residents, Williamston 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 11. Within North Carolina, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Williamston.

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 5,508, Williamston has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Williamston 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 Williamston.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Williamston 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 Williamston.

For Williamston, 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 Williamston is one in 100.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Williamston is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Williamston, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 13, which is a rate of 78 per one thousand population.

Williamston Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 1% of U.S. Cities

Williamston Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Williamston 9.99
North Carolina 3.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 100

in Williamston

1 in 288

in North Carolina
Population: 5,508
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 6 * 13 36
Rate per 1,000 0.00 1.09 2.36 6.54
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.
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)

Williamston 77.52
North Carolina 27.50
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 13

in Williamston

1 in 36

in North Carolina
Williamston Property CRIMES
Population: 5,508
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 160 261 6
Rate per 1,000 29.05 47.39 1.09
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

Williamston Crimes Per Square Mile

Williamston 125
North Carolina 27