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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEden/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime461n/a (estimate)3,0222,4692,324
Violent crime82n/a (estimate)538405370
Vehicle theft10n/a65.6199.3282.7
Property crime379n/a (estimate)2,4852,0641,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Eden, NC

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Eden crime rate is higher than the national average by 30%. Specifically, there were 82 violent crimes in Eden, equivalent to 538 per 100,000 individuals, higher than the national average by 45.4%. Furthermore, Eden recorded 379 property crimes, amounting to 2485 per 100,000 residents, which was higher than the average by 27.1%.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Eden?

AreaVibes surveyed 20 local residents in Eden to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 45% of people answered that there was very little crime in Eden and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 55% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Eden a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Eden is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Eden has an overall crime rate that is 30% higher than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 1.26 daily occurrences, comprising 0.22 violent crimes and 1.04 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Eden as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Eden Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Eden. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Eden has increased by 7.2%. Specifically, violent crime has increased by 30.2%, while property crime has increased by 3.3%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Eden.

Potential Causes for Crime in Eden

In Eden, the poverty rate currently stands at 21.9%, which contrasts with the national average of 15.1%. It's essential to recognize that the economic status of a city's inhabitants could be a pivotal factor influencing crime stats. Communities grappling with high poverty rates and income inequality are often susceptible to elevated crime levels, as some individuals may turn to unlawful activities to fulfill their essential needs. While lower poverty rates could lead to a reduction in Eden crime rates.

High cost of living can lead to economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When people struggle to make ends meet due to high housing costs, healthcare expenses, or other basic necessities, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. On the flipside, cities that have a lower cost of living, could see a reduced crime rate. In Eden, the cost of living is 19.81% lower than the national average.

Eden has a ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents that differs from the national norm, with 3.46 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to 3.25 nationwide. Crime rates are profoundly influenced by the effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing endeavors. A resilient and cooperative partnership between law enforcement agencies and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, ultimately enhancing safety. The efficacy of law enforcement extends beyond mere numbers and extends into the realm of community policing strategies, emphasizing the cultivation of trust and collaboration between officers and the community. It is not merely a matter of quantity but the quality of engagement with the community that matters most.

Eden crime map

The Eden crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Eden as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Eden crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Eden crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Eden crime rates are 30% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Eden are 45% higher than the national average
      • In Eden you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Eden is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Eden has increased by 4%

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        Daily Crime In Eden (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Eden for every 100,000 residents. The Eden total amount of daily crime is 1.22 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.30 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Eden, is 1.33 times more than the North Carolina average, and it is 1.45 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Eden has a daily crime average that is 1.20 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.27 times more than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Eden (higher is better)

        How safe is Eden, North Carolina compared to other cities in North Carolina and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Eden is safer than 33% of the cities in North Carolina and 16% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in North Carolina and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Eden. Overall, Eden is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Eden

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Eden is 1 in 187
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Eden is 1 in 41
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Eden is 1 in 34
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Eden? If you reside in Eden, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 187. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 41 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Eden, is 1 in 34.

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

        A good indicator of whether Eden is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Eden has increased by 26%, while the property crime rate in Eden has not changed year over year. The number of total crimes in Eden has increased by 4% year over year.

        Eden police department

        Item Eden North Carolina National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5414,511558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.54.83.3
        There are a total of 54 Eden police officers. This results in 3.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 27.7% less than the North Carolina average and 6.3% greater than the National average.

        Sex offenders in North Carolina

        State Total offenders North Carolina /100K National /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

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        Chatmoss, VA1,71083603686
        Horse Pasture, VA2,2171279171,043
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        Stoneville, NC1,24401,1381,138
        Wentworth, NC2,7201919711,162
        Martinsville, VA12,6463812,1162,496
        Ridgeway, VA1,1653522,5542,907
        Eden, NC14,9865382,4853,022

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        Eden, NC14,9865382,4853,022
        Source: The Eden, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.