Reported Annual Crime In Canton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCanton/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,351 (estimate)3,1102,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCanton/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a6.75.3
Rapen/an/an/a28.140.4
Robberyn/an/an/a92.0102.8
Assaultn/an/an/a245.5248.5
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)281 (estimate)372386
Burglaryn/an/an/a710.4468.9
Theftn/an/an/a1,876.21,745.0
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a150.8236.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,070 (estimate)2,7382,451

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Lake Junaluska, NC2,47261452513
Bent Creek, NC1,50985628714
Maggie Valley, NC1,41186635722
West Canton, NC1,2231561,1511,308
Woodfin, NC6,1671251,4041,529
Mills River, NC6,9172271,6691,896
Clyde, NC1,3624013,0473,448
Canton, NC4,1602812,0702,351

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Canton is 17% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.44 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 not changed.

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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 356
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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Sunnyside, CA4,1593301,8942,224
Baxter Springs, KS4,1612012,1562,356
Montgomery, NY4,1592721,1181,389
Suquamish, WA4,1582142,4782,692
Bluffton, OH4,157241,9872,011
Canton, NC4,1602812,0702,351
Source: The Canton, 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.