Wilmington, NC crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Wilmington is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 35 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 Wilmington is 1 in 28. Based on FBI crime data, Wilmington is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to North Carolina, Wilmington has a crime rate that is higher than 77% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Wilmington, 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 Wilmington is one in 163.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Wilmington's rate for property crime is 29 per one thousand population. This makes Wilmington 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 Wilmington is one in 34.

Wilmington Crime Data

 

Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Wilmington Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

759

3,593

4,352

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.13

29.04

35.17

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
6.13
3.72
National Median: 4
    Wilmington
    North Carolina

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 163

in Wilmington

1 in 269

in North Carolina

Wilmington VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 123,744
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 7 74 127 551
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.60 1.03 4.45

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
29.04
23.57
National Median: 21
    Wilmington
    North Carolina

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 34

in Wilmington

1 in 42

in North Carolina

Wilmington Property CRIMES

Population: 123,744
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 771 2,564 258
Rate per 1,000 6.23 20.72 2.08

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Wilmington Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
83
25
National Median: 28.3
    Wilmington
    North Carolina