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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBelmont/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime574n/a (estimate)3,7522,4692,324
Violent crime30n/a (estimate)196405370
Vehicle theft24n/a156.9199.3282.7
Property crime544n/a (estimate)3,5562,0641,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Belmont, NC

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Belmont is 61.5% higher than the national average. Specifically, there were 30 violent crimes reported in Belmont, equivalent to 196 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 47%. Additionally, Belmont recorded 544 property crimes, amounting to 3556 per 100,000 people, higher than the national average by 82%.

In the most recently reported crime year, Belmont registered zero reported homicides. This statistic not only designates the area as an exemplar of security but also emanates a profound sense of safety within its community. A minimal incidence of severe violent crime not only fosters a strong sense of well-being among residents but also sets a commendable standard for other regions aiming to cultivate similarly safe surroundings.

With a property crime rate of 3556 crimes per 100,000 people, Belmont unfortunately has the distinction of being among the bottom 10% of all U.S. cities reporting crime. The likelihood of falling victim to property crime in Belmont is alarmingly high, estimated at 1 in 29, significantly surpassing the national average. This data emphasizes the city's pressing need for concerted efforts to address and reduce property crime, ensuring a safer environment for its residents.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Belmont?

What do the local residents think about crime in Belmont? Well, based on a recent survey of 19 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 84% of Belmont residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 16% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Belmont a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Belmont, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Belmont presents a total crime rate that is 61% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Belmont experiences an average of 1.57 daily crimes, comprising 0.08 violent incidents and 1.49 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Belmont Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Belmont has decreased by 14.6%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Belmont, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has decreased by 44.4%, while property crime has decreased by 12%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Belmont is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Belmont

Belmont has a poverty rate of 14.5, while the national average is 15.1. In the past, there has been a direct correlation between high or low poverty rates and high or low crime stats. Elevated poverty levels and income disparities can contribute to heightened criminal activity, as individuals may resort to unlawful means to address their fundamental necessities. While lower poverty levels have led to a reduction in typical crime levels compared to other areas.

If employment opportunities are limited or if many jobs offer low wages, it can lead to higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, which could lead to an increase in Belmont crime rates. Areas where individuals struggle with unemployment or low wages, may be more susceptible to an increase in criminal activities as a result of financial insecurity. While lower rates of unemployment or a surplus of job opportunities could lead to a decrease in crime as their basic needs are being met. Belmont has an unemployment rate of 3.1%, compared to a national average of 4.7%.

Highly populated regions typically encompass expansive urban hubs teeming with diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, giving rise to enclaves of poverty amid affluence. Communities marked by economic disparities may contend with heightened property crimes, and in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, regions characterized by low population density often exhibit lower Belmont crime rates. For instance, in Belmont, the population density stands at 1010.9 people per square mile, diverging from the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

Belmont crime map

The Belmont crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Belmont as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Belmont crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Belmont crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Belmont crime rates are 61% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Belmont are 47% lower than the national average
  • In Belmont you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Belmont is safer than 32% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Belmont has decreased by 28%

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        Daily Crime In Belmont (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Belmont on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of North Carolina and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Belmont (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to North Carolina, are 1.52 times more than the state average and 1.61 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Belmont on a daily basis are 2.07 times less than than North Carolina average and 1.89 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Belmont are 1.72 times more than the daily state average and 1.82 times more than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is Belmont (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in North Carolina and all other cities across the US, is Belmont safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Belmont is safer than 53% of other cities in the state of North Carolina. In addition, Belmont is safer than 32% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all North Carolina and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Belmont. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Belmont is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Belmont

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Belmont is 1 in 510
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Belmont is 1 in 29
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Belmont is 1 in 27
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Belmont? In Belmont, you have a 1 in 510 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 29. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Belmont, NC is 1 in 27.

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

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Belmont, North Carolina (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Belmont has decreased by 53%, the amount of property crime in Belmont has decreased by 26%, and the total amount of crime in Belmont has decreased by 28% year over year.

        Belmont police department

        Item Belmont North Carolina National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4214,511558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.14.83.3
        There are a total of 42 Belmont police officers. This results in 4.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 13.9% less than the North Carolina average and 26.4% greater than the National average.

        Sex offenders in North Carolina

        State Total offenders North Carolina /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Lowesville, NC3,180132674806
        Ranlo, NC3,643238757995
        Lake Wylie, SC14,0911878791,066
        Tega Cay, SC10,834441,0361,080
        Cramerton, NC4,4172091,0651,274
        India Hook, SC3,7622241,0511,275
        Clover, SC6,3701121,2301,342
        Belmont, NC12,2921963,5563,752

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        West Plains, MO12,2904163,2573,673
        Viera East, FL12,2841811,0951,277
        Cambridge, MD12,3005452,2382,783
        Beatrice, NE12,2822711,0031,274
        Waconia, MN12,2812121,4871,700
        Belmont, NC12,2921963,5563,752
        Source: The Belmont, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.