Reported Annual Crime In Cary

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCary/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,902n/a (estimate)1,1392,9092,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCary/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.85.3
Rapen/an/an/a26.441.7
Robbery44n/a26.391.098.0
Assault63n/a37.7240.5248.9
Violent crime107n/a (estimate)64364394
Burglary285n/a170.7630.6430.4
Theft1,438n/a861.21,760.91,694.4
Vehicle theft72n/a43.1153.8237.4
Property crime1,795n/a (estimate)1,0752,5452,362

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The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Cary, NC. The total number of reported crimes in Cary, NC is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Cary, NC crime rate is 61% lower than the North Carolina average and is 59% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Cary, NC has a violent crime rate that is 82% lower than the North Carolina average and 84% lower than the national average. For property crime, Cary, NC is 58% lower than the North Carolina average and 54% lower than the national average.
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The Cary crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Cary 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 Cary crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Cary is 59% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.12 daily crimes that occur in Cary.
  • Cary is safer than 81% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Cary you have a 1 in 88 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Cary has decreased by 8%.

Compare Cary, NC Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Cary (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Cary, NC is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for North Carolina and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Cary, NC are 2.55 times less than the North Carolina average and 2.42 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Cary, NC are 5.68 times less than than North Carolina and 6.15 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Cary, NC are 2.37 times less than than North Carolina and 2.20 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Cary (higher is better)

How safe is Cary, NC compared to other cities in North Carolina and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Cary, NC is safer than 93% of the cities in North Carolina and 81% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in North Carolina and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Cary, NC. Overall, Cary, NC is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cary

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cary is 1 in 1561
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cary is 1 in 94
The chance of being a victim of crime in Cary is 1 in 88
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Cary, 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 Cary, NC, you have a 1 in 1561 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 94. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Cary, NC is 1 in 88.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Cary, 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 Cary, NC has increased by 25%, while the property crime rate in Cary, NC has decreased by 9% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Cary, NC has decreased by 8% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Cary police department

ItemCaryNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)21514,511558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.54.83.3
There are a total of 215 Cary police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 68.1% less than the North Carolina average and 53.1% 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
Fearrington Village, NC2,98457399456
Holly Springs, NC30,12646908954
Apex, NC43,893491,3081,357
Fuquay-Varina, NC22,7221201,3711,491
Morrisville, NC22,600731,5871,660
Chapel Hill, NC59,0051332,1562,289
Raleigh, NC441,3263332,3252,657
Cary, NC155,822641,0751,139

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Salinas, CA155,8896453,0293,674
McKinney, TX156,8211481,3431,492
Palmdale, CA156,8234311,6822,113
Hayward, CA154,5073493,1123,461
Fort Collins, CO157,2512202,5352,755
Cary, NC155,822641,0751,139
Source: The Cary, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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