Reported Annual Crime In Sylva

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSylva/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime252n/a (estimate)9,6743,0972,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSylva/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.14.9
Rape3n/a115.226.738.6
Robbery1n/a38.487.9101.9
Assault16n/a614.2227.3237.8
Violent crime20n/a (estimate)768347373
Burglary54n/a2,072.9745.2491.4
Theft170n/a6,525.91,871.11,775.4
Vehicle theft8n/a307.1133.8220.2
Property crime232n/a (estimate)8,9062,7502,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Sylva is 238% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 26.5 daily crimes that occur in Sylva.
  • Sylva is safer than 4% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Sylva you have a 1 in 11 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Sylva has increased by 32%.

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Daily Crime In Sylva (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sylva

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sylva is 1 in 131
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sylva is 1 in 12
The chance of being a victim of crime in Sylva is 1 in 11

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

Sylva police department

ItemSylvaNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1414,511556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.44.83.3
There are a total of 14 Sylva police officers. This results in 5.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.1% greater than the North Carolina average and 64% 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
Lake Junaluska, NC2,47257454511
Maggie Valley, NC1,41181638719
Bryson City, NC1,5851491,1801,329
Franklin, NC3,8931831,4461,629
Forest Hills, NC4541851,4691,654
Sylva, NC2,5817688,9069,674

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Cecil-Bishop, PA2,58195548643
Tool, TX2,5812211,8532,074
Perryman, MD2,5812311,1691,400
Simpsonville, KY2,5811112,4492,560
Peapack and Gladstone, NJ2,58038462500
Sylva, NC2,5817688,9069,674
Source: The Sylva, 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.