Reported Annual Crime In Elkin

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleElkin/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime402n/a (estimate)9,8843,1102,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleElkin/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a24.66.75.3
Rape1n/a24.628.140.4
Robbery4n/a98.492.0102.8
Assault18n/a442.6245.5248.5
Violent crime24n/a (estimate)590372386
Burglary40n/a983.5710.4468.9
Theft337n/a8,286.21,876.21,745.0
Vehicle theft1n/a24.6150.8236.9
Property crime378n/a (estimate)9,2942,7382,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Elkin, NC. The total number of reported crimes in Elkin, 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 Elkin, NC crime rate is 218% higher than the North Carolina average and is 248% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Elkin, NC has a violent crime rate that is 59% higher than the North Carolina average and 53% higher than the national average. For property crime, Elkin, NC is 240% higher than the North Carolina average and 279% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
White Plains, NC1,1151461,0741,220
Boonville, NC1,5471611,1831,344
Hays, NC1,8661771,3031,480
Jonesville, NC2,4052001,4741,675
Dobson, NC1,550642,4202,484
Yadkinville, NC2,9465483,9754,524
Ronda, NC4185624,1364,698
Elkin, NC4,1985909,2949,884

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Elkin is 248% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 27.08 daily crimes that occur in Elkin.
  • Elkin is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Elkin you have a 1 in 11 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Elkin has increased by 296%.

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Daily Crime In Elkin (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Elkin, 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 Elkin, NC are 3.18 times more than the North Carolina average and 3.48 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Elkin, NC are 1.59 times more than than North Carolina and 1.53 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Elkin, NC are 3.40 times more than than North Carolina and 3.79 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Elkin (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Elkin, NC area in comparison to other North Carolina communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Elkin, NC being safer than 12% of cities in North Carolina and 7% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking North Carolina cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Elkin, NC. In conclusion, Elkin, NC now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Elkin

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Elkin is 1 in 170
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Elkin is 1 in 11
The chance of being a victim of crime in Elkin is 1 in 11
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Elkin, NC? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Elkin, NC, then there is a 1 in 170 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 11. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 11 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Elkin, NC.

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

The year over year crime rate for Elkin, NC is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Elkin, NC has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 111% in Elkin, NC, while property crimes in Elkin, NC have increased by 319%. Crimes in total for Elkin, NC have increased by 296% year over year.

Elkin police department

ItemElkinNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2114,511556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.24.83.3
There are a total of 21 Elkin police officers. This results in 5.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 8.8% greater than the North Carolina average and 59% 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
Columbiana, AL4,1989832,1353,118
Sparta, MI4,1991842,6692,853
East Hampton North, NY4,20198402499
Leisure Village, NJ4,2012441,5371,781
Sullivan, IN4,2033552,2672,622
Elkin, NC4,1985909,2949,884
Source: The Elkin, 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.