Reported Annual Crime In Shelby

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleShelby/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime851n/a (estimate)4,2203,1102,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleShelby/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder5n/a24.86.75.3
Rape6n/a29.828.140.4
Robbery30n/a148.892.0102.8
Assault82n/a406.6245.5248.5
Violent crime123n/a (estimate)610372386
Burglary203n/a1,006.5710.4468.9
Theft475n/a2,355.21,876.21,745.0
Vehicle theft50n/a247.9150.8236.9
Property crime728n/a (estimate)3,6102,7382,451
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Shelby, NC for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Shelby, NC is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Shelby, NC crime rates are 36% higher than in comparison to the North Carolina mean and are 49% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Shelby, NC has a rate that is 64% higher than the North Carolina average; compared to the United States, it is 58% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Shelby, NC is 32% higher than its state's mean, and 47% higher than the country's average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Grover, NC1,0921701,2521,422
Belwood, NC1,0401791,3151,494
Ellenboro, NC1,3211861,3701,556
Bessemer City, NC5,4101791,5561,735
Boiling Springs, NC4,6192641,9412,205
East Gaffney, SC3,2583502,2632,613
Kings Mountain, NC10,7431852,7172,902
Shelby, NC20,2836103,6104,220

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Shelby is 49% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.56 daily crimes that occur in Shelby.
  • Shelby is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Shelby you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Shelby has decreased by 9%.

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Daily Crime In Shelby (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Shelby, NC for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for North Carolina as well as those across America as a whole. The Shelby, NC total amount of daily offenses is 1.36 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.49 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Shelby, NC is 1.64 times more than the North Carolina average, and it is 1.58 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Shelby, NC has a daily crime figure that is 1.32 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.47 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Shelby (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in North Carolina and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Shelby, NC? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Shelby, NC has been ranked safer than 33% of other cities in the state of North Carolina. In addition, Shelby, NC is safer than 15% 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 Shelby, NC. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Shelby, NC is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Shelby

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Shelby is 1 in 164
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Shelby is 1 in 28
The chance of being a victim of crime in Shelby is 1 in 24
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Shelby, NC? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Shelby, NC you have a 1 in 164 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Shelby, NC.

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

A good indicator of whether Shelby, NC is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Shelby, NC has decreased by 30%, while the property crime rate in Shelby, NC has decreased by 4% year over year. The number of total crimes in Shelby, NC has decreased by 9% year over year.

Shelby police department

ItemShelbyNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8514,511556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.24.83.3
There are a total of 85 Shelby police officers. This results in 4.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.8% less than the North Carolina average and 27.5% 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
Oregon, OH20,2821843,3163,500
Gardner, MA20,2791042,5102,614
Selma, AL20,2761,8057,7379,542
Sulphur, LA20,2755014,4294,930
West Mifflin, PA20,2711208991,019
Shelby, NC20,2836103,6104,220
Source: The Shelby, 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.