Reported Annual Crime In Bessemer City

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBessemer City/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime97n/a (estimate)1,7353,1102,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBessemer City/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.06.75.3
Rape1n/a17.928.140.4
Robbery3n/a53.792.0102.8
Assault6n/a107.3245.5248.5
Violent crime10n/a (estimate)179372386
Burglary38n/a679.7710.4468.9
Theft47n/a840.61,876.21,745.0
Vehicle theft2n/a35.8150.8236.9
Property crime87n/a (estimate)1,5562,7382,451
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Bessemer City, NC is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 44% lower than the average of crimes committed in North Carolina. It is also 39% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Bessemer City, NC shows a crime rate that is 52% lower than the North Carolina average. The crime rate is also 54% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Bessemer City, NC is shown to be 43% lower than the North Carolina average and 37% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Bessemer City is 39% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.75 daily crimes that occur in Bessemer City.
  • Bessemer City is safer than 59% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Bessemer City you have a 1 in 58 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Bessemer City has decreased by 26%.

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Daily Crime In Bessemer City (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Bessemer City, NC on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of North Carolina. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Bessemer City, NC (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to North Carolina state wide, are 1.79 times less than the state average and 1.64 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Bessemer City, NC on a daily bases are 2.08 times less than than North Carolina average and 2.16 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Bessemer City, NC are 1.76 times less than the daily state average and 1.57 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Bessemer City (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Bessemer City, NC area in comparison to other North Carolina communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Bessemer City, NC being safer than 81% of cities in North Carolina and 59% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking North Carolina cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Bessemer City, NC. In conclusion, Bessemer City, NC now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bessemer City

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bessemer City is 1 in 560
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bessemer City is 1 in 65
The chance of being a victim of crime in Bessemer City is 1 in 58
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Bessemer City, NC? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Bessemer City, NC, you have a 1 in 560 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 65. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Bessemer City, NC is 1 in 58.

Year Over Year Crime In Bessemer City (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Bessemer City, NC is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Bessemer City, NC has decreased by 45%, while the property crime rate in Bessemer City, NC has decreased by 23% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Bessemer City, NC has decreased by 26% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Bessemer City police department

ItemBessemer CityNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a14,511558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.83.3

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
Lake Wylie, SC11,4721761,1381,314
Grover, NC9761701,2521,422
Belwood, NC9721791,3151,494
Cramerton, NC4,2921891,3921,581
Lowell, NC3,6162051,5111,716
Ranlo, NC3,5352251,6551,880
Clover, SC5,5931702,1792,349
Bessemer City, NC5,4621791,5561,735

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Bessemer City, NC5,4621791,5561,735
Source: The Bessemer City, 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.