Reported Annual Crime In Gastonia

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGastonia/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,281n/a (estimate)5,6192,9092,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGastonia/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder4n/a5.25.85.3
Rapen/an/an/a26.441.7
Robbery158n/a207.491.098.0
Assault405n/a531.6240.5248.9
Violent crime567n/a (estimate)744364383
Burglary587n/a770.4630.6430.4
Theft2,865n/a3,760.31,760.91,694.4
Vehicle theft262n/a343.9153.8237.4
Property crime3,714n/a (estimate)4,8752,5452,362

Home Security Options For Gastonia

  • Simple Do-It-Yourself Installation
  • 30-Day Risk Free Trial
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
Learn more Call now
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Gastonia, NC. These figures on reported criminal activity in Gastonia, NC, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Gastonia, NC is 93% higher than the average of the whole of the state of North Carolina, and when compared with the national average, is 105% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Gastonia, NC has 105% higher than violent crime rate than North Carolina average, while remaining 94% higher than the national average. In property crime, Gastonia, NC is 92% higher than the average of North Carolina and is 106% higher than the national average.
For Sale
For Rent

Find real estate listings

Find rental listings

How would you rate the amount of crime in Gastonia?View resultsWrite a review to give others more information about this area.
Do you feel safe walking alone at night in Gastonia?View resultsWrite a review to give others more information about this area.

Gastonia crime map

  • Low crime
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • High crime
  • No data available
Crime map data by SpotCrime. Sign up for local SpotCrime alerts.
The Gastonia crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Gastonia 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 Gastonia crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Gastonia is 105% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 15.39 daily crimes that occur in Gastonia.
  • Gastonia is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Gastonia you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Gastonia has decreased by 4%.

Compare Gastonia, NC Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Gastonia (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Gastonia, NC per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for North Carolina and on a national scale. In Gastonia, NC the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.93 times more than the North Carolina average and 2.05 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Gastonia, NC is 2.05 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.94 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Gastonia, NC has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.92 times more than the North Carolina average and 2.06 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Gastonia (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in North Carolina and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Gastonia, NC? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Gastonia, NC has been ranked safer than 10% of other cities in the state of North Carolina. In addition, Gastonia, NC is safer than 5% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all North Carolina and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Gastonia, NC. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Gastonia, NC is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Gastonia

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Gastonia is 1 in 135
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Gastonia is 1 in 21
The chance of being a victim of crime in Gastonia is 1 in 18
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Gastonia, 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 Gastonia, NC, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 135. 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 21 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 Gastonia, NC is 1 in 18.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Gastonia, NC is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Gastonia, NC has increased by 4%, while the property crime rate in Gastonia, NC has decreased by 6% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Gastonia, NC has decreased by 4% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Gastonia police department

ItemGastoniaNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)20114,511558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.84.83.3
There are a total of 201 Gastonia police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 42.2% less than the North Carolina average and 15.1% 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
Lowesville, NC3,089119831950
Lake Wylie, SC11,4721931,2181,410
Stanley, NC3,6331981,3841,582
Lowell, NC3,6162141,4951,709
Ranlo, NC3,5352241,5671,791
Bessemer City, NC5,4622331,6471,880
Mount Holly, NC14,0581841,7831,967
Gastonia, NC73,8777444,8755,619

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Perris, CA73,7182472,4182,665
Decatur, IL74,0636143,3183,932
Manteca, CA73,5703262,8513,177
Union City, CA73,5003342,2092,544
Milpitas, CA73,4471432,4882,631
Gastonia, NC73,8777444,8755,619
Source: The Gastonia, 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.
Are you looking to buy or sell?
What style of home are you
What is your
$100K$250K$500K$750K$1M+
When are you looking to
ASAP1-3 mos.3-6 mos.6-9 mos.1 yr+
Connect with top real estate agents
By submitting this form, you consent to receive text messages, emails, and/or calls (may be recorded; and may be direct, autodialed or use pre-recorded/artificial voices even if on the Do Not Call list) from AreaVibes or our partner real estate professionals and their network of service providers, about your inquiry or the home purchase/rental process. Messaging and/or data rates may apply. Consent is not a requirement or condition to receive real estate services. You hereby further confirm that checking this box creates an electronic signature with the same effect as a handwritten signature.