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Total crime 63%
Violent crime 146%
Property crime 46%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFayetteville/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime8,084n/a (estimate)3,8122,6462,346
Murder47n/a22.28.06.5
Rape81n/a38.227.638.4
Robbery242n/a114.169.273.9
Assault1,656n/a781.0314.5279.7
Violent crime2,026n/a (estimate)955419388
Burglary929n/a438.1471.2314.2
Theft4,669n/a2,201.91,561.71,398.0
Vehicle theft460n/a216.9193.6246.0
Property crime6,058n/a (estimate)2,8572,2271,958

Key findings

  • Fayetteville crime rates are 63% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Fayetteville are 146% higher than the national average
  • In Fayetteville you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Fayetteville is safer than 4% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Fayetteville has decreased by 13%

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Compare Fayetteville, NC Crime

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      Daily Crime In Fayetteville (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Fayetteville, NC per 100,000 people. In Fayetteville, the total number of daily crimes is 1.44 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.63 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Fayetteville is 2.28 times more than the North Carolina average and 2.46 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Fayetteville has a daily crime rate that is 1.28 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.46 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Fayetteville (higher is better)

      How safe is Fayetteville, North Carolina compared to other cities in North Carolina and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Fayetteville is safer than 13% of the cities in North Carolina and 4% 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 Fayetteville. Overall, Fayetteville is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Fayetteville

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Fayetteville is 1 in 105
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fayetteville is 1 in 36
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Fayetteville is 1 in 27
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Fayetteville? If you reside in Fayetteville, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 105. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 36 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 Fayetteville, is 1 in 27.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Fayetteville, NC is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Fayetteville has increased by 9%, while the property crime rate in Fayetteville has decreased by 19% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Fayetteville has decreased by 13% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Fayetteville police department

      ItemFayettevilleNorth CarolinaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)51614,511558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.54.83.3
      There are a total of 516 Fayetteville police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 47.5% less than the North Carolina average and 23% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Stedman, NC1,2051598441,002
      Vander, NC1,1761859841,169
      Eastover, NC3,6921971,0441,241
      Rockfish, NC3,7362111,1231,335
      Lumber Bridge, NC704652,4692,933
      Autryville, NC4084872,5873,074
      Wade, NC6464972,6413,138
      Fayetteville, NC203,6709552,8573,812

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      Oxnard, CA204,7523542,0582,412
      Fontana, CA205,2283081,1561,464
      Moreno Valley, CA202,0613872,3812,768
      Tacoma, WA205,6021,1826,7327,914
      Montgomery, AL201,7176124,2694,881
      Fayetteville, NC203,6709552,8573,812
      Source: The Fayetteville, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.