Reported Annual Crime In Gaston

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGaston/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)4,566 (estimate)3,0972,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGaston/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a5.14.9
Rapen/an/an/a26.738.6
Robberyn/an/an/a87.9101.9
Assaultn/an/an/a227.3237.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)512 (estimate)347373
Burglaryn/an/an/a745.2491.4
Theftn/an/an/a1,871.11,775.4
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a133.8220.2
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)4,054 (estimate)2,7502,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Gaston is 60% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.51 daily crimes that occur in Gaston.
  • Gaston is safer than 17% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Gaston you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Gaston has decreased by 32%.

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Daily Crime In Gaston (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Gaston

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Gaston is 1 in 196
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Gaston is 1 in 25
The chance of being a victim of crime in Gaston is 1 in 22

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

Gaston police department

ItemGastonNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)314,511556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.64.83.3
There are a total of 3 Gaston police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 45.5% less than the North Carolina average and 20.3% 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
Garysburg, NC1,1011901,5101,700
South Rosemary, NC2,8981981,5711,769
Gasburg, VA4501761,6751,851
Jackson, NC5834123,2643,675
Roanoke Rapids, NC15,6534293,3973,825
Gaston, NC9625124,0544,566

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Silver Lake, IN9625253,5164,041
Ansonia, OH9624043,5823,986
Wiggins, CO9624563,7544,210
Whitehall, MT9624403,3003,740
West Salem, IL9626003,1093,709
Gaston, NC9625124,0544,566
Source: The Gaston, 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.