Reported Annual Crime In West Jefferson

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Jefferson/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime61n/a (estimate)4,6463,0972,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Jefferson/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.14.9
Rape0n/a0.026.738.6
Robbery0n/a0.087.9101.9
Assault0n/a0.0227.3237.8
Violent crime0n/a (estimate)0347373
Burglary4n/a304.6745.2491.4
Theft55n/a4,188.91,871.11,775.4
Vehicle theft2n/a152.3133.8220.2
Property crime61n/a (estimate)4,6462,7502,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in West Jefferson is 62% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.73 daily crimes that occur in West Jefferson.
  • West Jefferson is safer than 35% of the cities in the United States.
  • In West Jefferson you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in West Jefferson has increased by 140%.

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Jefferson

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Jefferson is 0
The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Jefferson is 1 in 22
The chance of being a victim of crime in West Jefferson is 1 in 22

Year Over Year Crime In West Jefferson (per 100,000 people)

West Jefferson police department

ItemWest JeffersonNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)714,511556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.44.83.3
There are a total of 7 West Jefferson police officers. This results in 5.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.2% greater than the North Carolina average and 64.1% 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
Cove Creek, NC1,0181179291,046
Jefferson, NC1,4931361,0791,215
Millers Creek, NC1,8491541,2231,377
Boone, NC17,8021741,8322,006
Lansing, NC1973973,1493,546
West Jefferson, NC1,50804,6464,646

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Baiting Hollow, NY1,50887367453
Woodsboro, TX1,5081991,3701,570
Dundee, NY1,5082048621,066
Atglen, PA1,50798562660
Robie Creek, ID1,50944355399
West Jefferson, NC1,50804,6464,646
Source: The West Jefferson, 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.