Reported Annual Crime In Columbus

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbus/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime29n/a (estimate)2,9183,1102,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbus/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.06.75.3
Rape0n/a0.028.140.4
Robbery0n/a0.092.0102.8
Assault1n/a100.6245.5248.5
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)101372386
Burglary2n/a201.2710.4468.9
Theft22n/a2,213.31,876.21,745.0
Vehicle theft4n/a402.4150.8236.9
Property crime28n/a (estimate)2,8172,7382,451

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The Columbus crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Columbus 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 Columbus crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Columbus is 3% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.99 daily crimes that occur in Columbus.
  • Columbus is safer than 48% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Columbus you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Columbus has decreased by 10%.

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Daily Crime In Columbus (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbus

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbus is 1 in 994
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbus is 1 in 36
The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbus is 1 in 35

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

Columbus police department

ItemColumbusNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)714,511558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents7.04.83.3
There are a total of 7 Columbus police officers. This results in 7.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 47.2% greater than the North Carolina average and 116.1% greater 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
Lake Lure, NC1,36352384436
Flat Rock, NC3,25471522592
Tryon, NC1,568113835948
Hoopers Creek, NC1,352115849964
Edneyville, NC2,1591681,2341,401
Barker Heights, NC1,4951741,2781,452
Flat Rock CDP, NC1,4351901,4021,592
Columbus, NC1,3491012,8172,918

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Ama, LA1,3491771,0331,210
Allendale, CA1,34962358421
Glenwood City, WI1,3491378661,003
Swepsonville, NC1,348106784890
Copper Canyon, TX1,34861387448
Columbus, NC1,3491012,8172,918
Source: The Columbus, 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.