Reported Annual Crime In Cary

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCary/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,983n/a (estimate)1,2373,0972,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCary/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder5n/a3.15.14.9
Rape10n/a6.226.738.6
Robbery25n/a15.687.9101.9
Assault41n/a25.6227.3237.8
Violent crime81n/a (estimate)51347373
Burglary329n/a205.3745.2491.4
Theft1,518n/a947.01,871.11,775.4
Vehicle theft55n/a34.3133.8220.2
Property crime1,902n/a (estimate)1,1872,7502,487
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 60% lower than the North Carolina average and is 57% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Cary, NC has a violent crime rate that is 85% lower than the North Carolina average and 86% lower than the national average. For property crime, Cary, NC is 57% lower than the North Carolina average and 52% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Cary is 57% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.39 daily crimes that occur in Cary.
  • Cary is safer than 82% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Cary you have a 1 in 81 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Cary has increased by 6%.

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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 2.50 times less than the North Carolina average and 2.31 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Cary, NC are 6.87 times less than than North Carolina and 7.37 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Cary, NC are 2.32 times less than than North Carolina and 2.10 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 94% of the cities in North Carolina and 82% 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 1979
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cary is 1 in 85
The chance of being a victim of crime in Cary is 1 in 81
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 1979 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 85. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Cary, NC is 1 in 81.

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 decreased by 19%, while the property crime rate in Cary, NC has increased by 8% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Cary, NC has increased by 6% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Fearrington Village, NC2,77254431486
Holly Springs, NC27,33957907964
Chapel Hill, NC58,3791601,2651,425
Apex, NC40,6311631,2941,457
Morrisville, NC20,728671,6241,691
Cary, NC146,041511,1871,237

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Sunnyvale, CA145,9211041,5451,648
Lakewood, CO145,8805685,0125,579
Paterson, NJ146,3417992,5023,300
Alexandria, VA146,4222041,8692,073
Bridgeport, CT146,6806722,3573,029
Cary, NC146,041511,1871,237
Source: The Cary, 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.