Reported Annual Crime In Highlands

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHighlands/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime81n/a (estimate)8,7383,0972,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHighlands/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.14.9
Rape1n/a107.926.738.6
Robbery1n/a107.987.9101.9
Assault2n/a215.8227.3237.8
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)431347373
Burglary31n/a3,344.1745.2491.4
Theft44n/a4,746.51,871.11,775.4
Vehicle theft2n/a215.8133.8220.2
Property crime77n/a (estimate)8,3062,7502,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Highlands is 206% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 23.94 daily crimes that occur in Highlands.
  • Highlands is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Highlands you have a 1 in 12 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Highlands has increased by 40%.

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Daily Crime In Highlands (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Highlands

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Highlands is 1 in 232
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Highlands is 1 in 13
The chance of being a victim of crime in Highlands is 1 in 12

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

Highlands police department

ItemHighlandsNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1214,511556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents12.84.83.3
There are a total of 12 Highlands police officers. This results in 12.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 168.2% greater than the North Carolina average and 292% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Salem, SC126000
Mountain City, GA76709494
Cashiers, NC871601,2721,432
Franklin, NC3,8931831,4461,629
Sky Valley, GA35901,8801,880
Highlands, NC1,0824318,3068,738

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Cooperstown, ND1,0821109721,081
Oxford, NJ1,082125795920
Afton, NY1,0822028541,056
Lily Lake, IL1,08295491586
Lenape Heights, PA1,082115662777
Highlands, NC1,0824318,3068,738
Source: The Highlands, 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.