Reported Annual Crime In Gastonia

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGastonia/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,360n/a (estimate)5,8763,0972,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGastonia/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder6n/a8.15.14.9
Rape29n/a39.126.738.6
Robbery136n/a183.387.9101.9
Assault360n/a485.2227.3237.8
Violent crime531n/a (estimate)716347373
Burglary623n/a839.7745.2491.4
Theft2,956n/a3,984.01,871.11,775.4
Vehicle theft250n/a336.9133.8220.2
Property crime3,829n/a (estimate)5,1612,7502,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Gastonia, NC. These figures on reported criminal activity in Gastonia, NC, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Gastonia, NC is 90% higher than the average of the whole of the state of North Carolina, and when compared with the national average, is 105% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Gastonia, NC has 106% higher than violent crime rate than North Carolina average, while remaining 92% higher than the national average. In property crime, Gastonia, NC is 88% higher than the average of North Carolina and is 108% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Gastonia is 105% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 16.1 daily crimes that occur in Gastonia.
  • Gastonia is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Gastonia you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Gastonia has increased by 4%.

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Daily Crime In Gastonia (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Gastonia, NC per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for North Carolina and on a national scale. In Gastonia, NC the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.90 times more than the North Carolina average and 2.05 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Gastonia, NC is 2.06 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.92 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Gastonia, NC has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.88 times more than the North Carolina average and 2.08 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Gastonia (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in North Carolina and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Gastonia, NC? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Gastonia, NC has been ranked safer than 14% of other cities in the state of North Carolina. In addition, Gastonia, NC is safer than 8% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all North Carolina and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Gastonia, NC. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Gastonia, NC is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Gastonia

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Gastonia is 1 in 140
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Gastonia is 1 in 20
The chance of being a victim of crime in Gastonia is 1 in 18
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Gastonia, NC? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Gastonia, NC, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 140. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 20 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Gastonia, NC is 1 in 18.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Gastonia, 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 Gastonia, NC has increased by 9%, while the property crime rate in Gastonia, NC has increased by 3% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Gastonia, NC has increased by 4% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Gastonia police department

ItemGastoniaNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)20114,511556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.84.83.3
There are a total of 201 Gastonia police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 42.2% less than the North Carolina average and 15.5% 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
Lowesville, NC3,159110870979
Lake Wylie, SC9,6401771,1551,332
Tega Cay, SC8,224111,5681,579
Lowell, NC3,5611911,5171,709
Ranlo, NC3,4712101,6621,872
Gastonia, NC72,6647165,1615,876

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City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Canton, OH72,6681,1295,3366,465
Southfield, MI72,4803112,5412,852
Appleton, WI72,8612701,6711,942
Plymouth, MN72,868791,3511,429
Mount Pleasant, SC72,3791651,5791,744
Gastonia, NC72,6647165,1615,876
Source: The Gastonia, 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.