Reported Annual Crime In Waynesville

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaynesville/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime476n/a (estimate)4,8573,1102,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaynesville/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a20.46.75.3
Rape4n/a40.828.140.4
Robbery3n/a30.692.0102.8
Assault17n/a173.5245.5248.5
Violent crime26n/a (estimate)265372386
Burglary171n/a1,744.7710.4468.9
Theft233n/a2,377.31,876.21,745.0
Vehicle theft46n/a469.3150.8236.9
Property crime450n/a (estimate)4,5912,7382,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Waynesville, NC. The total number of reported crimes in Waynesville, NC is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Waynesville, NC crime rate is 56% higher than the North Carolina average and is 71% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Waynesville, NC has a violent crime rate that is 29% lower than the North Carolina average and 31% lower than the national average. For property crime, Waynesville, NC is 68% higher than the North Carolina average and 87% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Lake Junaluska, NC2,47261452513
Maggie Valley, NC1,41186635722
West Canton, NC1,2231561,1511,308
Forest Hills, NC4541991,4621,661
Webster, NC3912641,9462,211
Canton, NC4,1602812,0702,351
Dillsboro, NC3193002,2122,512
Waynesville, NC9,7702654,5914,857

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Waynesville is 71% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.31 daily crimes that occur in Waynesville.
  • Waynesville is safer than 37% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Waynesville you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Waynesville has increased by 31%.

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Daily Crime In Waynesville (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Waynesville, NC is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for North Carolina and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Waynesville, NC are 1.56 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.71 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Waynesville, NC are 1.40 times less than than North Carolina and 1.46 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Waynesville, NC are 1.68 times more than than North Carolina and 1.87 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Waynesville (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Waynesville, NC area in comparison to other North Carolina communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Waynesville, NC being safer than 57% of cities in North Carolina and 37% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking North Carolina cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Waynesville, NC. In conclusion, Waynesville, NC now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Waynesville

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Waynesville is 1 in 377
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waynesville is 1 in 22
The chance of being a victim of crime in Waynesville is 1 in 21
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Waynesville, NC? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Waynesville, NC you have a 1 in 377 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 22 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Waynesville, NC.

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

The year over year crime rate for Waynesville, NC is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Waynesville, 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 decreased by 11% in Waynesville, NC, while property crimes in Waynesville, NC have increased by 34%. Crimes in total for Waynesville, NC have increased by 31% year over year.

Waynesville police department

ItemWaynesvilleNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4214,511556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.24.83.3
There are a total of 42 Waynesville police officers. This results in 4.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 11.5% less than the North Carolina average and 29.4% 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
Monmouth, OR9,7691381,9642,102
Cottage Grove, OR9,7722395,4465,686
Washington, NC9,7686745,1965,870
East Stroudsburg, PA9,7733141,7332,047
Warrenton, VA9,7741212,1602,281
Waynesville, NC9,7702654,5914,857
Source: The Waynesville, 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.