Reported Annual Crime In Washington

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime666n/a (estimate)6,7963,0972,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder4n/a40.85.14.9
Rape4n/a40.826.738.6
Robbery15n/a153.187.9101.9
Assault59n/a602.0227.3237.8
Violent crime82n/a (estimate)837347373
Burglary156n/a1,591.8745.2491.4
Theft412n/a4,204.11,871.11,775.4
Vehicle theft16n/a163.3133.8220.2
Property crime584n/a (estimate)5,9592,7502,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Washington, 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 Washington, 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 Washington, NC averages 119% higher than the rest of North Carolina while the rate of crime on a national scale is 138% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Washington, NC is 141% higher than the average rate of crime in North Carolina and 125% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 117% higher than the remainder of the state of North Carolina and 140% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Washington, NC area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Washington is 138% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 18.62 daily crimes that occur in Washington.
  • Washington is safer than 4% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Washington you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Washington has decreased by 10%.

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Daily Crime In Washington (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Washington, 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 Washington, NC total amount of daily offenses is 2.19 times more than the North Carolina average and 2.38 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Washington, NC is 2.41 times more than the North Carolina average, and it is 2.25 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Washington, NC has a daily crime figure that is 2.17 times more than the North Carolina average and 2.40 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Washington (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in North Carolina and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Washington, NC? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Washington, NC has been ranked safer than 6% of other cities in the state of North Carolina. In addition, Washington, NC is safer than 4% 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 Washington, NC. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Washington, NC is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Washington

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Washington is 1 in 120
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Washington is 1 in 17
The chance of being a victim of crime in Washington is 1 in 15
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Washington, NC? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Washington, NC you have a 1 in 120 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 17 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Washington, NC.

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

The year over year crime rate for Washington, NC is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Washington, NC has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 10% in Washington, NC, while property crimes in Washington, NC have decreased by 13%. Crimes in total for Washington, NC have decreased by 10% year over year.

Washington police department

ItemWashingtonNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4114,511556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.24.83.3
There are a total of 41 Washington police officers. This results in 4.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.6% less than the North Carolina average and 27.7% 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
River Road, NC3,7971671,3221,489
Washington Park, NC5032051,6231,828
Bath, NC2442411,9062,147
Simpson, NC4133532,8003,153
Bayview, NC2603742,9653,339
Washington, NC9,7688375,9596,796

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Monmouth, OR9,7691492,2182,368
Waynesville, NC9,7702573,0293,285
Cottage Grove, OR9,7722536,7797,032
New Hyde Park, NY9,7642108861,096
East Stroudsburg, PA9,7733131,8022,115
Washington, NC9,7688375,9596,796
Source: The Washington, 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.