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Total crime 8%
Violent crime 3%
Property crime 10%
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 peopleCullowhee/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,694 (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)367 (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)2,327 (estimate)2,3572,110

Key findings

  • Cullowhee crime rates are 8% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Cullowhee are 3% lower than the national average
  • In Cullowhee you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Cullowhee is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Cullowhee has decreased by 5%

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

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      Daily Crime In Cullowhee (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cullowhee

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cullowhee is 1 in 273
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cullowhee is 1 in 43
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Cullowhee is 1 in 38

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

      Cullowhee police department

      ItemCullowheeNorth CarolinaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a14,511558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.83.3

      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
      Bryson City, NC1,6651671,0551,222
      Cherokee, NC2,0131891,1951,384
      Forest Hills, NC3641911,2111,403
      Franklin, NC3,9301991,2581,457
      Webster, NC4383101,9672,277
      Dillsboro, NC2323252,0592,384
      Sylva, NC2,5993285,4345,762
      Cullowhee, NC5,5563672,3272,694

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      Pecan Plantation, TX5,555136778914
      Gardnerville, NV5,5553771,7702,146
      Fruitridge Pocket, CA5,5545743,0323,606
      Marksville, LA5,5602,2166,2028,419
      Solvang, CA5,5521681,1411,308
      Cullowhee, NC5,5563672,3272,694
      Source: The Cullowhee, 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.