Reported Annual Crime In Forest City

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleForest City/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime591n/a (estimate)8,2372,8722,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleForest City/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.06.05.0
Rapen/an/an/a25.442.6
Robbery12n/a167.281.186.2
Assault24n/a334.5265.1246.8
Violent crime36n/a (estimate)502378381
Burglary165n/a2,299.6599.9376.0
Theft361n/a5,031.41,724.41,594.6
Vehicle theft29n/a404.2169.8228.9
Property crime555n/a (estimate)7,7352,4942,200
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Forest City, NC for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Forest City, NC is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Forest City, NC crime rates are 187% higher than in comparison to the North Carolina mean and are 219% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Forest City, NC has a rate that is 33% higher than the North Carolina average; compared to the United States, it is 32% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Forest City, NC is 210% higher than its state's mean, and 252% higher than the country's average.

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Forest City is 219% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 22.57 daily crimes that occur in Forest City.
  • Forest City is safer than 22% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Forest City you have a 1 in 13 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Forest City has increased by 5%.

Compare Forest City, NC Crime To Other Cities

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

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Forest 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 Forest City, NC total amount of daily offenses is 2.87 times more than the North Carolina average and 3.19 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Forest City, NC is 1.33 times more than the North Carolina average, and it is 1.32 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Forest City, NC has a daily crime figure that is 3.10 times more than the North Carolina average and 3.52 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Forest City (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Forest City, NC compared to other areas of North Carolina, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Forest City, NC safer than 40% when compared to other North Carolina cities, and 22% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in North Carolina, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Forest City, NC. At this time, Forest City, NC sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Forest City

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Forest City is 1 in 200
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Forest City is 1 in 13
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Forest City is 1 in 13
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Forest City, NC? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Forest City, NC you have a 1 in 200 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 13 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 13 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Forest City, NC.

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

      The year over year crime rate for Forest City, NC is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Forest City, NC has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 35% in Forest City, NC, while property crimes in Forest City, NC have increased by 9%. Crimes in total for Forest City, NC have increased by 5% year over year.

      Forest City police department

      ItemForest CityNorth CarolinaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3314,511558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.44.83.3
      There are a total of 33 Forest City police officers. This results in 4.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 8.1% less than the North Carolina average and 35% greater 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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ellenboro, NC1,2672021,3301,532
      Boiling Springs, NC4,6502831,8672,150
      Spindale, NC4,2693432,2652,608
      Ruth, NC4464853,1993,684
      Cliffside, NC3314863,2053,690
      Polkville, NC5154903,2313,720
      Mooresboro, NC5035153,3993,914
      Forest City, NC7,3565027,7358,237

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Dunellen, NJ7,355411,3241,365
      Rathdrum, ID7,357591,1051,164
      Flatwoods, KY7,35884336420
      Oak Island, NC7,3591621,0711,233
      Navasota, TX7,3524432,1102,553
      Forest City, NC7,3565027,7358,237
      Source: The Forest City, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.