Winterville, NC
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Winterville, NC crime analytics

The crime rate in Winterville is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 19 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 Winterville is 1 in 53. Based on FBI crime data, Winterville is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to North Carolina, Winterville has a crime rate that is higher than 45% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Winterville compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Winterville with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Winterville'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 Winterville 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 Winterville.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Winterville occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Winterville; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 526. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the town, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Winterville experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Winterville's rate for property crime is 17 per one thousand population. This makes Winterville 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 Winterville is one in 59.

Winterville Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 39% of U.S. Cities

Winterville Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Winterville 1.90
North Carolina 3.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 526

in Winterville

1 in 288

in North Carolina
Population: 9,464
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 1 * 3 11
Rate per 1,000 0.32 0.11 0.32 1.16
* 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)

Winterville 16.91
North Carolina 27.50
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 59

in Winterville

1 in 36

in North Carolina
Winterville Property CRIMES
Population: 9,464
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 46 107 7
Rate per 1,000 4.86 11.31 0.74
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

Winterville Crimes Per Square Mile

Winterville 39
North Carolina 27

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