Reported Annual Crime In Asheville

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAsheville/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,894n/a (estimate)5,4653,1102,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAsheville/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder10n/a11.26.75.3
Rape48n/a53.628.140.4
Robbery144n/a160.892.0102.8
Assault335n/a374.1245.5248.5
Violent crime537n/a (estimate)600372386
Burglary752n/a839.8710.4468.9
Theft3,345n/a3,735.51,876.21,745.0
Vehicle theft260n/a290.4150.8236.9
Property crime4,357n/a (estimate)4,8662,7382,451
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Asheville, NC is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Asheville, NC. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Asheville, NC averages 76% higher than the rest of North Carolina while the rate of crime on a national scale is 93% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Asheville, NC is 61% higher than the average rate of crime in North Carolina and 55% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 78% higher than the remainder of the state of North Carolina and 99% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Asheville, NC area.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Bent Creek, NC1,50985628714
Avery Creek, NC2,605118869987
Biltmore Forest, NC1,459689581,027
Hoopers Creek, NC1,1971359921,127
Montreat, NC6681501,1061,256
Mountain Home, NC3,3451701,2511,421
Woodfin, NC6,1671251,4041,529
Asheville, NC85,7836004,8665,465

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Asheville is 93% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 14.97 daily crimes that occur in Asheville.
  • Asheville is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Asheville you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Asheville has increased by 1%.

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Daily Crime In Asheville (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Asheville, NC is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for North Carolina and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Asheville, NC are 1.76 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.93 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Asheville, NC are 1.61 times more than than North Carolina and 1.55 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Asheville, NC are 1.78 times more than than North Carolina and 1.99 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Asheville (higher is better)

How safe is Asheville, NC compared to other cities in North Carolina and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Asheville, NC is safer than 25% of the cities in North Carolina and 11% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in North Carolina and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Asheville, NC. Overall, Asheville, NC is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Asheville

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Asheville is 1 in 167
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Asheville is 1 in 21
The chance of being a victim of crime in Asheville is 1 in 19
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Asheville, NC? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Asheville, NC you have a 1 in 167 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Asheville, NC.

Year Over Year Crime In Asheville (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether Asheville, NC is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Asheville, NC has increased by 20% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 1% year over year. Total crimes for Asheville, NC has increased by 1% in the same time frame.

Asheville police department

ItemAshevilleNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)24614,511556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.94.83.3
There are a total of 246 Asheville police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 39.6% less than the North Carolina average and 11.7% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in North Carolina

StateTotal offendersNorth Carolina /100KNational /100K
North Carolina21,070256222
There are a total of 21,070 sex offenders in North Carolina. This yields a total of 256 sex offenders in North Carolina per 100,000 residents which is 15% greater than the national average.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Deltona, FL85,7656363,9774,613
Hawthorne, CA85,8897322,8373,569
Alafaya, FL85,5614372,7333,170
Suffolk, VA85,4772782,4242,702
Duluth, MN86,2393624,4454,808
Asheville, NC85,7836004,8665,465
Source: The Asheville, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.