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Total crime 53%
Violent crime 88%
Property crime 46%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCape Carteret/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime23n/a (estimate)1,1122,6462,346
Murder0n/a0.08.06.5
Rape0n/a0.027.638.4
Robbery0n/a0.069.273.9
Assault1n/a48.4314.5279.7
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)48419388
Burglary5n/a241.8471.2314.2
Theft16n/a773.71,561.71,398.0
Vehicle theft1n/a48.4193.6246.0
Property crime22n/a (estimate)1,0642,2271,958

Key findings

  • Cape Carteret crime rates are 53% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Cape Carteret are 88% lower than the national average
  • In Cape Carteret you have a 1 in 90 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Cape Carteret is safer than 74% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Cape Carteret has decreased by 32%

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      Daily Crime In Cape Carteret (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cape Carteret

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cape Carteret is 1 in 2068
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cape Carteret is 1 in 94
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Cape Carteret is 1 in 90

      Year Over Year Crime In Cape Carteret (per 100,000 people)

      Cape Carteret police department

      ItemCape CarteretNorth CarolinaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)714,511558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.64.83.3
      There are a total of 7 Cape Carteret police officers. This results in 3.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 25.3% less than the North Carolina average and 9.7% greater 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Cedar Point, NC1,39359312371
      Maysville, NC9370838838
      Pine Knoll Shores, NC1,4200914914
      Broad Creek, NC2,3651891,0031,192
      Newport, NC4,6661711,7051,876
      Havelock, NC20,6302161,8352,051
      Bogue, NC7373792,0112,390
      Cape Carteret, NC2,267481,0641,112

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Cedaredge, CO2,266172172345
      Iona, ID2,266105479584
      Scottsville, NY2,266197766963
      Skyline Acres, OH2,2661741,0401,214
      Lakemont, PA2,2661948191,013
      Cape Carteret, NC2,267481,0641,112
      Source: The Cape Carteret, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.