Winston-Salem, NC
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Winston-Salem, NC crime analytics


With a crime rate of 66 per one thousand residents, Winston-Salem 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 15. Within North Carolina, more than 95% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Winston-Salem.

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

For Winston-Salem, 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 Winston-Salem is one in 125.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Winston-Salem is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Winston-Salem, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 17, which is a rate of 58 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Winston-Salem has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Winston-Salem is one in 300.

Winston-Salem Crime Data

 

Crime Index

2

(100 is safest)


Safer than 2% of U.S. Cities

Winston-Salem Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,925

13,901

15,826

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.98

57.63

65.61

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Winston-Salem 7.98
North Carolina 3.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 125

in Winston-Salem

1 in 288

in North Carolina

Winston-Salem VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 241,218
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16 105 445 1,359
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.44 1.84 5.63

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
Winston-Salem 57.63
North Carolina 27.50

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 17

in Winston-Salem

1 in 36

in North Carolina

Winston-Salem Property CRIMES

Population: 241,218
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 3,756 9,341 804
Rate per 1,000 15.57 38.72 3.33

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

Winston-Salem Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Winston-Salem 118
North Carolina 27