Reported Annual Crime In Wake Forest

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWake Forest/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime875n/a (estimate)2,2743,0972,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWake Forest/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a5.25.14.9
Rape0n/a0.026.738.6
Robbery6n/a15.687.9101.9
Assault38n/a98.8227.3237.8
Violent crime46n/a (estimate)120347373
Burglary95n/a246.9745.2491.4
Theft720n/a1,871.31,871.11,775.4
Vehicle theft14n/a36.4133.8220.2
Property crime829n/a (estimate)2,1552,7502,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Wake Forest, NC is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Wake Forest, NC. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Wake Forest, NC averages 27% lower than the rest of North Carolina while the rate of crime on a national scale is 20% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Wake Forest, NC is 66% lower than the average rate of crime in North Carolina and 68% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 22% lower than the remainder of the state of North Carolina and 13% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Wake Forest, NC area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Wake Forest is 20% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.23 daily crimes that occur in Wake Forest.
  • Wake Forest is safer than 59% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Wake Forest you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Wake Forest has increased by 3%.

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Daily Crime In Wake Forest (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Wake Forest, 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 Wake Forest, NC total amount of daily offenses is 1.36 times less than the North Carolina average and 1.26 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Wake Forest, NC is 2.90 times less than the North Carolina average, and it is 3.12 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Wake Forest, NC has a daily crime figure that is 1.28 times less than the North Carolina average and 1.15 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Wake Forest (higher is better)

How safe is Wake Forest, NC compared to other cities in North Carolina and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Wake Forest, NC is safer than 80% of the cities in North Carolina and 59% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in North Carolina and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Wake Forest, NC. Overall, Wake Forest, NC is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wake Forest

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wake Forest is 1 in 837
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wake Forest is 1 in 47
The chance of being a victim of crime in Wake Forest is 1 in 44
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Wake Forest, NC? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Wake Forest, NC you have a 1 in 837 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 47 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Wake Forest, NC.

Year Over Year Crime In Wake Forest (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Wake Forest, 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 Wake Forest, NC has decreased by 23%, while the property crime rate in Wake Forest, NC has increased by 5% year over year. The number of total crimes in Wake Forest, NC has increased by 3% year over year.

Wake Forest police department

ItemWake ForestNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6714,511556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.14.83.3
There are a total of 67 Wake Forest police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 55.3% less than the North Carolina average and 34.6% 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
Youngsville, NC1,3661291,0201,149
Wendell, NC6,0851281,2621,390
Franklinton, NC1,8231661,3171,483
Rolesville, NC4,5301091,7721,881
Creedmoor, NC4,2282702,1412,412
Wake Forest, NC33,3191202,1552,274

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Jackson, MI33,3171,2414,4595,699
Dalton, GA33,3362863,4363,721
Holland, MI33,3423852,5662,950
Elk Grove Village, IL33,288901,4331,522
Marrero, LA33,2636774,2044,882
Wake Forest, NC33,3191202,1552,274
Source: The Wake Forest, 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.