Reported Annual Crime In Winston-Salem

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWinston-Salem/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)4,436 (estimate)3,0972,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWinston-Salem/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a5.14.9
Rapen/an/an/a26.738.6
Robberyn/an/an/a87.9101.9
Assaultn/an/an/a227.3237.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)497 (estimate)347373
Burglaryn/an/an/a745.2491.4
Theftn/an/an/a1,871.11,775.4
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a133.8220.2
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,939 (estimate)2,7502,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Winston-Salem is 55% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.15 daily crimes that occur in Winston-Salem.
  • Winston-Salem is safer than 18% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Winston-Salem you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Winston-Salem has decreased by 28%.

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Daily Crime In Winston-Salem (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Winston-Salem

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Winston-Salem is 1 in 202
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Winston-Salem is 1 in 26
The chance of being a victim of crime in Winston-Salem is 1 in 23

Year Over Year Crime In Winston-Salem (per 100,000 people)

Winston-Salem police department

ItemWinston-SalemNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)70514,511556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.04.83.3
There are a total of 705 Winston-Salem police officers. This results in 3.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 37.1% less than the North Carolina average and 8% 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
Advance, NC1,14549386435
Bermuda Run, NC2,53254431486
Tobaccoville, NC2,4921381,0921,230
Walnut Cove, NC1,5991511,1941,345
Wallburg, NC3,0561601,2711,431
Winston-Salem, NC234,4694973,9394,436

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Hialeah, FL232,3113222,3412,663
Garland, TX232,3052983,1533,451
Lubbock, TX236,8689675,0065,973
Glendale, AZ231,9783925,3905,782
Reno, NV231,1035923,1423,734
Winston-Salem, NC234,4694973,9394,436
Source: The Winston-Salem, 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.