Reported Annual Crime In Elizabeth City

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleElizabeth City/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime962n/a (estimate)5,3893,1102,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleElizabeth City/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a11.26.75.3
Rape6n/a33.628.140.4
Robbery35n/a196.192.0102.8
Assault84n/a470.5245.5248.5
Violent crime127n/a (estimate)711372386
Burglary213n/a1,193.1710.4468.9
Theft602n/a3,372.21,876.21,745.0
Vehicle theft20n/a112.0150.8236.9
Property crime835n/a (estimate)4,6772,7382,451
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Elizabeth City, NC is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 73% higher than the average of crimes committed in North Carolina. It is also 90% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Elizabeth City, NC shows a crime rate that is 91% higher than the North Carolina average. The crime rate is also 84% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Elizabeth City, NC is shown to be 71% higher than the North Carolina average and 91% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Elizabeth City is 90% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 14.76 daily crimes that occur in Elizabeth City.
  • Elizabeth City is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Elizabeth City you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Elizabeth City has increased by 39%.

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Daily Crime In Elizabeth City (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Elizabeth City, 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 Elizabeth City, NC total amount of daily offenses is 1.73 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.90 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Elizabeth City, NC is 1.91 times more than the North Carolina average, and it is 1.84 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Elizabeth City, NC has a daily crime figure that is 1.71 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.91 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Elizabeth City (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Elizabeth City, NC area in comparison to other North Carolina communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Elizabeth City, NC being safer than 18% of cities in North Carolina and 9% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking North Carolina cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Elizabeth City, NC. In conclusion, Elizabeth City, NC now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Elizabeth City

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Elizabeth City is 1 in 141
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Elizabeth City is 1 in 22
The chance of being a victim of crime in Elizabeth City is 1 in 19
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Elizabeth City, NC? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Elizabeth City, NC, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 141. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 22 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Elizabeth City, NC is 1 in 19.

Year Over Year Crime In Elizabeth City (per 100,000 people)

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Elizabeth City, NC is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Elizabeth City, NC has increased by 63%, the amount of property crime in Elizabeth City, NC has increased by 36%, and the total amount of crime in Elizabeth City, NC has increased by 39% year to year.

Elizabeth City police department

ItemElizabeth CityNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6814,511558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.64.83.3
There are a total of 68 Elizabeth City police officers. This results in 3.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 24.6% less than the North Carolina average and 10.8% 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
Moyock, NC3,368109802911
Hertford, NC2,3701941,4301,624
Camden, NC6893462,5452,891
South Mills, NC2313532,5972,950
Winfall, NC6624012,9483,349
Elizabeth City, NC18,0257114,6775,389

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Islip, NY18,0262991,2311,531
Stafford, TX18,0265163,8334,349
Winthrop Town, MA18,0314128401,252
Suwanee, GA18,0011033,3863,489
Fairhope, AL17,9961853,3333,518
Elizabeth City, NC18,0257114,6775,389
Source: The Elizabeth City, 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.