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Total crime 59%
Violent crime 75%
Property crime 56%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleApex/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime580n/a (estimate)1,0312,7292,489
Murder0n/a0.06.05.0
Rape13n/a23.131.042.6
Robbery3n/a5.372.581.6
Assault37n/a65.7262.4250.2
Violent crime53n/a (estimate)94372379
Burglary79n/a140.4519.1340.5
Theft432n/a767.61,666.01,549.5
Vehicle theft16n/a28.4172.2219.9
Property crime527n/a (estimate)9362,3572,110

Key findings

  • Apex crime rates are 59% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Apex are 75% lower than the national average
  • In Apex you have a 1 in 98 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Apex is safer than 75% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Apex has decreased by 24%

Apex crime map

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The Apex crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Apex as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Apex crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Apex (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Apex for every 100,000 residents. The Apex total amount of daily crime is 2.65 times less than the North Carolina average and 2.42 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Apex, is 3.95 times less than the North Carolina average, and it is 4.03 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Apex has a daily crime average that is 2.52 times less than the North Carolina average and 2.25 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Apex (higher is better)

      How safe is Apex, North Carolina compared to other cities in North Carolina and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Apex is safer than 91% of the cities in North Carolina and 75% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in North Carolina and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Apex. Overall, Apex is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Apex

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Apex is 1 in 1062
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Apex is 1 in 107
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Apex is 1 in 98
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Apex? In Apex, you have a 1 in 1062 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 107. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Apex, NC is 1 in 98.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Apex is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Apex has decreased by 1% and the rate of property crime in Apex has decreased by 26%. The total crime rate in Apex has decreased by 24% year to year.

      Apex police department

      ItemApexNorth CarolinaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7214,511558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.84.83.3
      There are a total of 72 Apex police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 61.4% less than the North Carolina average and 43.3% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in North Carolina

      StateTotal offendersNorth Carolina /100KNational /100K
      North Carolina26,293320266
      There are a total of 26,293 sex offenders in North Carolina. This yields a total of 320 sex offenders in North Carolina per 100,000 residents which is 20% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fearrington Village, NC2,98458370428
      Holly Springs, NC30,12665664728
      Cary, NC155,82266904970
      Fuquay-Varina, NC22,722849521,036
      Morrisville, NC22,600421,3161,358
      Chapel Hill, NC59,005941,5071,601
      Carrboro, NC20,8671421,8632,005
      Apex, NC43,893949361,031

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fort Pierce, FL43,8835562,8803,436
      Dublin, OH43,87452864917
      University, FL43,8716003,4084,009
      Haltom City, TX43,8642832,6272,909
      York, PA43,8485002,2912,791
      Apex, NC43,893949361,031
      Source: The Apex, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.