Reported Annual Crime In Cary

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCary/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,807n/a (estimate)1,0963,1102,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCary/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a0.66.75.3
Rape20n/a12.128.140.4
Robbery68n/a41.392.0102.8
Assault62n/a37.6245.5248.5
Violent crime151n/a (estimate)92372386
Burglary234n/a142.0710.4468.9
Theft1,363n/a826.91,876.21,745.0
Vehicle theft59n/a35.8150.8236.9
Property crime1,656n/a (estimate)1,0052,7382,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Cary, NC. The total number of reported crimes in Cary, 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 Cary, NC crime rate is 65% lower than the North Carolina average and is 61% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Cary, NC has a violent crime rate that is 75% lower than the North Carolina average and 76% lower than the national average. For property crime, Cary, NC is 63% lower than the North Carolina average and 59% lower than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Fearrington Village, NC2,77258429488
Holly Springs, NC27,33927898925
Morrisville, NC20,7281561,1501,306
Apex, NC40,631851,2701,354
Fuquay-Varina, NC20,2461111,8972,008
Chapel Hill, NC58,3791882,2722,460
Raleigh, NC423,2873632,6743,037
Cary, NC146,041921,0051,096

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Cary is 61% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3 daily crimes that occur in Cary.
  • Cary is safer than 78% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Cary you have a 1 in 92 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Cary has decreased by 11%.

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Daily Crime In Cary (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Cary, 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 Cary, NC are 2.84 times less than the North Carolina average and 2.59 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Cary, NC are 4.06 times less than than North Carolina and 4.22 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Cary, NC are 2.72 times less than than North Carolina and 2.44 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Cary (higher is better)

How safe is Cary, NC compared to other cities in North Carolina and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Cary, NC is safer than 93% of the cities in North Carolina and 78% 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 Cary, NC. Overall, Cary, NC is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cary

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cary is 1 in 1092
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cary is 1 in 100
The chance of being a victim of crime in Cary is 1 in 92
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Cary, 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 Cary, NC, you have a 1 in 1092 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 100. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Cary, NC is 1 in 92.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Cary, 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 Cary, NC has increased by 80%, while the property crime rate in Cary, NC has decreased by 15% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Cary, NC has decreased by 11% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Cary police department

ItemCaryNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)21514,511556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.54.83.3
There are a total of 215 Cary police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 68.1% less than the North Carolina average and 53.3% 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
Sunnyvale, CA145,9211031,3891,491
Lakewood, CO145,8805665,4716,037
Paterson, NJ146,3417652,1422,906
Alexandria, VA146,4221841,8011,986
Bridgeport, CT146,6807522,1992,951
Cary, NC146,041921,0051,096
Source: The Cary, 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.