Reported Annual Crime In Columbus

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbus/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime29n/a (estimate)2,9183,1102,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbus/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.06.75.3
Rape0n/a0.028.140.4
Robbery0n/a0.092.0102.8
Assault1n/a100.6245.5248.5
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)101372386
Burglary2n/a201.2710.4468.9
Theft22n/a2,213.31,876.21,745.0
Vehicle theft4n/a402.4150.8236.9
Property crime28n/a (estimate)2,8172,7382,451

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Lake Lure, NC1,37552384436
Flat Rock, NC3,18171522592
Tryon, NC1,681117863980
Hoopers Creek, NC1,1971359921,127
Dana, NC2,4661561,1501,306
Barker Heights, NC1,6521731,2721,445
Edneyville, NC2,2551891,3921,581
Columbus, NC1,5061012,8172,918

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Columbus is 3% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.99 daily crimes that occur in Columbus.
  • Columbus is safer than 42% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Columbus you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Columbus has decreased by 10%.

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbus

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbus is 1 in 994
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbus is 1 in 36
The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbus is 1 in 35

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

Columbus police department

ItemColumbusNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)714,511556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents7.04.83.3
There are a total of 7 Columbus police officers. This results in 7.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 47.2% greater than the North Carolina average and 115.1% 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
Hazen, AR1,5061441,0061,149
Arcade, GA1,5063891,2771,666
Wilder, VT1,50649522570
Ellendale, ND1,506156390546
Salem, AR1,5063672,2022,569
Columbus, NC1,5061012,8172,918
Source: The Columbus, 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.