Reported Annual Crime In Durham

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDurham/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime12,428n/a (estimate)4,6192,9092,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDurham/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder23n/a8.55.85.3
Rapen/an/an/a26.441.7
Robbery852n/a316.691.098.0
Assault1,257n/a467.1240.5248.9
Violent crime2,132n/a (estimate)792364383
Burglary2,334n/a867.4630.6430.4
Theft7,200n/a2,675.71,760.91,694.4
Vehicle theft762n/a283.2153.8237.4
Property crime10,296n/a (estimate)3,8262,5452,362
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Durham, NC. The total number of reported crimes in Durham, 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 Durham, NC crime rate is 59% higher than the North Carolina average and is 68% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Durham, NC has a violent crime rate that is 118% higher than the North Carolina average and 107% higher than the national average. For property crime, Durham, NC is 50% higher than the North Carolina average and 62% higher than the national average.

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

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Durham is 68% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.65 daily crimes that occur in Durham.
  • Durham is safer than 24% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Durham you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Durham has decreased by 7%.

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Compare Durham, NC Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Durham (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Durham, NC for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for North Carolina as well as those across America as a whole. The Durham, NC total amount of daily offenses is 1.59 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.68 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Durham, NC is 2.18 times more than the North Carolina average, and it is 2.07 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Durham, NC has a daily crime figure that is 1.50 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.62 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Durham (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Durham, NC compared to every other city in North Carolina as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Durham, NC ranks safer than 42% of every city located within North Carolina along with 24% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in North Carolina and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Durham, NC. As a result, Durham, NC is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Durham

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Durham is 1 in 127
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Durham is 1 in 27
The chance of being a victim of crime in Durham is 1 in 22
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Durham, NC? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Durham, NC your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 127. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 27 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Durham, NC is 1 in 22.

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

A good indicator of whether Durham, NC is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Durham, NC has decreased by 6%, while the property crime rate in Durham, NC has decreased by 7% year over year. The number of total crimes in Durham, NC has decreased by 7% year over year.

Durham police department

ItemDurhamNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)66514,511558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.84.83.3
There are a total of 665 Durham police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 40.9% less than the North Carolina average and 13.2% 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
Stem, NC1,0231339301,063
Cary, NC155,822641,0751,139
Morrisville, NC22,600731,5871,660
Carrboro, NC20,8671761,9952,171
Butner, NC7,6922072,0342,242
Chapel Hill, NC59,0051332,1562,289
Durham, NC251,7617923,8264,619

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Laredo, TX251,6713222,4842,805
St. Petersburg, FL253,5856984,3135,011
Irvine, CA246,992611,3161,378
Madison, WI246,0343742,6623,037
Norfolk, VA245,7245563,7494,305
Durham, NC251,7617923,8264,619
Source: The Durham, 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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