Reported Annual Crime In Wilmington

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWilmington/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,530n/a (estimate)4,6923,1102,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWilmington/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder15n/a12.76.75.3
Rape44n/a37.328.140.4
Robbery204n/a173.192.0102.8
Assault496n/a420.9245.5248.5
Violent crime759n/a (estimate)644372386
Burglary1,277n/a1,083.6710.4468.9
Theft3,219n/a2,731.41,876.21,745.0
Vehicle theft275n/a233.3150.8236.9
Property crime4,771n/a (estimate)4,0482,7382,451
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Wilmington, NC for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Wilmington, NC is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Wilmington, NC crime rates are 51% higher than in comparison to the North Carolina mean and are 65% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Wilmington, NC has a rate that is 73% higher than the North Carolina average; compared to the United States, it is 67% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Wilmington, NC is 48% higher than its state's mean, and 65% higher than the country's average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Bayshore, NC3,39087641729
Sea Breeze, NC2,17897717815
Porters Neck, NC6,4761218901,011
Belville, NC2,1661329691,101
Skippers Corner, NC2,7501349841,118
Carolina Beach, NC5,8881491,1001,249
Ogden, NC6,6531521,1191,271
Wilmington, NC110,1006444,0484,692

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Wilmington is 65% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.86 daily crimes that occur in Wilmington.
  • Wilmington is safer than 13% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Wilmington you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Wilmington has decreased by 10%.

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Daily Crime In Wilmington (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Wilmington, NC per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for North Carolina and on a national scale. In Wilmington, NC the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.51 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.65 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Wilmington, NC is 1.73 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.67 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Wilmington, NC has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.48 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.65 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Wilmington (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Wilmington, NC in comparison to other notable cities in the state of North Carolina as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Wilmington, NC to other cities in the state and across the country, Wilmington, NC is 28% safer than other cities of North Carolina and 13% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in North Carolina cities and all around the United States, Wilmington, NC has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Wilmington, NC crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wilmington

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wilmington is 1 in 156
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wilmington is 1 in 25
The chance of being a victim of crime in Wilmington is 1 in 22
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Wilmington, NC? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Wilmington, NC your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 156. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 25 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Wilmington, NC is 1 in 22.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Wilmington, NC is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Wilmington, NC has decreased by 15% and the rate of property crime in Wilmington, NC has decreased by 10%. The total crime rate in Wilmington, NC has decreased by 10% year to year.

Wilmington police department

ItemWilmingtonNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)30414,511556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.84.83.3
There are a total of 304 Wilmington police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 41.8% less than the North Carolina average and 14.9% 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Manchester, NH110,0656722,7283,400
Waterbury, CT109,8875073,8704,377
Arvada, CO109,8003732,9823,355
Fargo, ND110,7253853,1703,556
Miami Gardens, FL110,8676503,2103,860
Wilmington, NC110,1006444,0484,692
Source: The Wilmington, 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.