Reported Annual Crime In Canton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCanton/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,341 (estimate)3,0972,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCanton/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a5.14.9
Rapen/an/an/a26.738.6
Robberyn/an/an/a87.9101.9
Assaultn/an/an/a227.3237.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)262 (estimate)347373
Burglaryn/an/an/a745.2491.4
Theftn/an/an/a1,871.11,775.4
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a133.8220.2
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,079 (estimate)2,7502,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Canton is 18% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.41 daily crimes that occur in Canton.
  • Canton is safer than 44% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Canton you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Canton has decreased by 57%.

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Daily Crime In Canton (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Canton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Canton is 1 in 382
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Canton is 1 in 49
The chance of being a victim of crime in Canton is 1 in 43

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

Canton police department

ItemCantonNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1714,511556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.04.83.3
There are a total of 17 Canton police officers. This results in 4.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.4% less than the North Carolina average and 22.3% greater 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
Lake Junaluska, NC2,47257454511
Bent Creek, NC1,50980631711
Maggie Valley, NC1,41181638719
Clyde, NC1,3621361,0741,210
Woodfin, NC6,1672051,0561,261
Canton, NC4,1602622,0792,341

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Montgomery, NY4,1592751,1601,434
Sunnyside, CA4,1593161,9422,258
Baxter Springs, KS4,1613221,9082,230
Suquamish, WA4,1582012,4562,658
Bluffton, OH4,15772695767
Canton, NC4,1602622,0792,341
Source: The Canton, 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.