Reported Annual Crime In Salem

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalem/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,435 (estimate)3,0972,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalem/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)161 (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)1,275 (estimate)2,7502,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Salem is 50% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.93 daily crimes that occur in Salem.
  • Salem is safer than 65% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Salem you have a 1 in 70 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Salem has decreased by 32%.

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Daily Crime In Salem (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Salem

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Salem is 1 in 622
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Salem is 1 in 79
The chance of being a victim of crime in Salem is 1 in 70

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

Salem police department

ItemSalemNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a14,511556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.83.3

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
Rutherford College, NC1,0921281,0131,141
Valdese, NC4,468221,2361,259
Glen Alpine, NC1,5111491,1831,332
Drexel, NC1,66201,3411,341
Cajah's Mountain, NC2,7811671,3211,488
Salem, NC2,3491611,2751,435

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Day Heights, OH2,3491079451,051
Woodsfield, OH2,3491521,3451,497
Ogdensburg, NJ2,34887306393
Gate City, VA2,3481021,4801,582
St. Maries, ID2,3503001,4141,714
Salem, NC2,3491611,2751,435
Source: The Salem, 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.