Reported Annual Crime In Burlington

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBurlington/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,256n/a (estimate)4,3383,0972,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBurlington/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder6n/a11.55.14.9
Rape15n/a28.826.738.6
Robbery75n/a144.287.9101.9
Assault276n/a530.7227.3237.8
Violent crime372n/a (estimate)715347373
Burglary431n/a828.8745.2491.4
Theft1,361n/a2,617.01,871.11,775.4
Vehicle theft92n/a176.9133.8220.2
Property crime1,884n/a (estimate)3,6232,7502,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Burlington, NC. The total number of reported crimes in Burlington, NC is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Burlington, NC crime rate is 40% higher than the North Carolina average and is 52% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Burlington, NC has a violent crime rate that is 106% higher than the North Carolina average and 92% higher than the national average. For property crime, Burlington, NC is 32% higher than the North Carolina average and 46% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Burlington is 52% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.88 daily crimes that occur in Burlington.
  • Burlington is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Burlington you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Burlington has decreased by 7%.

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Daily Crime In Burlington (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Burlington, NC for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for North Carolina as well as those across America as a whole. The Burlington, NC total amount of daily offenses is 1.40 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.52 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Burlington, NC is 2.06 times more than the North Carolina average, and it is 1.92 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Burlington, NC has a daily crime figure that is 1.32 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.46 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Burlington (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Burlington, NC compared to other areas of North Carolina, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Burlington, NC safer than 20% when compared to other North Carolina cities, and 11% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in North Carolina, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Burlington, NC. At this time, Burlington, NC sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Burlington

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Burlington is 1 in 140
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Burlington is 1 in 28
The chance of being a victim of crime in Burlington is 1 in 24
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Burlington, NC? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Burlington, NC, you have a 1 in 140 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 28. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Burlington, NC is 1 in 24.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Burlington, NC is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Burlington, NC has increased by 5%, while the property crime rate in Burlington, NC has decreased by 9% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Burlington, NC has decreased by 7% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Burlington police department

ItemBurlingtonNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)16714,511556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.24.83.3
There are a total of 167 Burlington police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 32% less than the North Carolina average and 0.6% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Swepsonville, NC1,11499787886
Saxapahaw, NC1,3291371,0901,227
Alamance, NC7861401,1111,251
Glen Raven, NC2,6211531,2151,368
Gibsonville, NC6,5652661,5231,789
Burlington, NC51,7407153,6234,338

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Perth Amboy, NJ51,7274391,6012,040
Castle Rock, CO51,802801,4801,560
Placentia, CA51,8601441,4141,558
La Crosse, WI51,8641924,0124,204
Peabody, MA51,8682968071,104
Burlington, NC51,7407153,6234,338
Source: The Burlington, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. 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.