Reported Annual Crime In Chapel Hill

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChapel Hill/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,363n/a (estimate)2,2892,9092,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChapel Hill/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a1.75.85.3
Rapen/an/an/a26.441.7
Robbery40n/a67.291.098.0
Assault38n/a63.8240.5248.9
Violent crime79n/a (estimate)133364383
Burglary251n/a421.5630.6430.4
Theft980n/a1,645.61,760.91,694.4
Vehicle theft53n/a89.0153.8237.4
Property crime1,284n/a (estimate)2,1562,5452,362
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Chapel Hill, NC for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Chapel Hill, NC is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Chapel Hill, NC crime rates are 21% lower than in comparison to the North Carolina mean and are 17% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Chapel Hill, NC has a rate that is 64% lower than the North Carolina average; compared to the United States, it is 65% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Chapel Hill, NC is 15% lower than its state's mean, and 9% lower than the country's average.

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

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Chapel Hill is 17% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.27 daily crimes that occur in Chapel Hill.
  • Chapel Hill is safer than 50% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Chapel Hill you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Chapel Hill has increased by 61%.

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Daily Crime In Chapel Hill (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Chapel Hill, NC per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for North Carolina and on a national scale. In Chapel Hill, NC the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.27 times less than the North Carolina average and 1.20 times less than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Chapel Hill, NC is 2.74 times less than the North Carolina average and 2.89 times less than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Chapel Hill, NC has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.18 times less than the North Carolina average and 1.10 times less than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Chapel Hill (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in North Carolina and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Chapel Hill, NC? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Chapel Hill, NC has been ranked safer than 68% of other cities in the state of North Carolina. In addition, Chapel Hill, NC is safer than 50% 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 Chapel Hill, NC. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Chapel Hill, NC is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chapel Hill

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chapel Hill is 1 in 754
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chapel Hill is 1 in 47
The chance of being a victim of crime in Chapel Hill is 1 in 44
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Chapel Hill, NC? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Chapel Hill, NC you have a 1 in 754 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Chapel Hill, NC.

Year Over Year Crime In Chapel Hill (per 100,000 people)

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Chapel Hill, NC is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Chapel Hill, NC has decreased by 17%, the amount of property crime in Chapel Hill, NC has increased by 70%, and the total amount of crime in Chapel Hill, NC has increased by 61% year to year.

Chapel Hill police department

ItemChapel HillNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)13614,511558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.34.83.3
There are a total of 136 Chapel Hill police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 51.4% less than the North Carolina average and 28.6% 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
Cary, NC155,822641,0751,139
Apex, NC43,893491,3081,357
Morrisville, NC22,600731,5871,660
Carrboro, NC20,8671761,9952,171
Pittsboro, NC4,0582072,0212,227
Woodlawn, NC8332872,0092,296
Chapel Hill, NC59,0051332,1562,289

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San Rafael, CA58,9483282,7513,079
Idaho Falls, ID58,9333541,8482,202
Huntington Park, CA58,9217243,0793,803
La Mesa, CA59,1252651,9742,239
Brookline, MA59,180761,1231,199
Chapel Hill, NC59,0051332,1562,289
Source: The Chapel Hill, 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.