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Total crime 53%
Violent crime 58%
Property crime 52%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCornelius/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,179 (estimate)2,7292,489
Murdern/an/an/a6.05.0
Rapen/an/an/a31.042.6
Robberyn/an/an/a72.581.6
Assaultn/an/an/a262.4250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)161 (estimate)372379
Burglaryn/an/an/a519.1340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,666.01,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a172.2219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,018 (estimate)2,3572,110

Key findings

  • Cornelius crime rates are 53% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Cornelius are 58% lower than the national average
  • In Cornelius you have a 1 in 85 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Cornelius is safer than 64% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Cornelius has decreased by 5%

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

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      Daily Crime In Cornelius (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cornelius

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cornelius is 1 in 623
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cornelius is 1 in 99
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Cornelius is 1 in 85

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

      Cornelius police department

      ItemCorneliusNorth CarolinaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6814,511558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.64.83.3
      There are a total of 68 Cornelius police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 44.8% less than the North Carolina average and 18.9% less 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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Westport, NC3,92371449520
      Denver, NC2,287113713825
      Lowesville, NC3,089121769891
      Lake Norman of Catawba, NC7,918131827958
      Davidson, NC12,07661917978
      Lowell, NC3,6162439711,213
      Enochville, NC2,8651871,1841,371
      Cornelius, NC27,4261611,0181,179

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      West Chicago, IL27,420141811951
      Lake Jackson, TX27,4072062,5452,751
      Saratoga Springs, NY27,4472271,5891,817
      Fridley, MN27,4473163,7264,042
      Dix Hills, NY27,403155593748
      Cornelius, NC27,4261611,0181,179
      Source: The Cornelius, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.