Reported Annual Crime In Greensboro

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 peopleGreensboro/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime12,436n/a (estimate)4,2882,9092,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGreensboro/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder46n/a15.95.85.3
Rapen/an/an/a26.441.7
Robbery664n/a228.991.098.0
Assault1,394n/a480.6240.5248.9
Violent crime2,104n/a (estimate)725364394
Burglary2,062n/a710.9630.6430.4
Theft7,424n/a2,559.61,760.91,694.4
Vehicle theft846n/a291.7153.8237.4
Property crime10,332n/a (estimate)3,5622,5452,362

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The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Greensboro, NC. These figures on reported criminal activity in Greensboro, 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 Greensboro, NC is 47% higher than the average of the whole of the state of North Carolina, and when compared with the national average, is 56% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Greensboro, NC has 99% higher than violent crime rate than North Carolina average, while remaining 84% higher than the national average. In property crime, Greensboro, NC is 40% higher than the average of North Carolina and is 51% higher than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Greensboro is 56% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.75 daily crimes that occur in Greensboro.
  • Greensboro is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Greensboro you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Greensboro has increased by 3%.

Compare Greensboro, NC Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Greensboro (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Greensboro, 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 Greensboro, NC total amount of daily offenses is 1.47 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.56 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Greensboro, NC is 1.99 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 Greensboro, NC has a daily crime figure that is 1.40 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.51 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Greensboro (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Greensboro, NC compared to every other city in North Carolina as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Greensboro, NC ranks safer than 19% of every city located within North Carolina along with 9% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in North Carolina and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Greensboro, NC. As a result, Greensboro, NC is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Greensboro

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Greensboro is 1 in 138
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Greensboro is 1 in 29
The chance of being a victim of crime in Greensboro is 1 in 24
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Greensboro, NC? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Greensboro, NC you have a 1 in 138 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 29 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Greensboro, NC.

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

Determining whether Greensboro, NC is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Greensboro, NC has increased by 21% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has not changed year over year. Total crimes for Greensboro, NC has increased by 3% in the same time frame.

Greensboro police department

ItemGreensboroNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)75714,511558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.74.83.3
There are a total of 757 Greensboro police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 42.6% less than the North Carolina average and 15.7% 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
Forest Oaks, NC3,50292642734
Jamestown, NC3,718104724828
Oak Ridge, NC6,617118828946
Summerfield, NC10,7581399701,108
Stokesdale, NC5,2781561,0881,243
McLeansville, NC1,0271581,1031,261
Gibsonville, NC6,7592101,3881,599
Greensboro, NC282,1777253,5624,288

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Toledo, OH280,8549564,0044,960
Newark, NJ280,1398962,3953,291
Plano, TX279,0881501,7341,884
Henderson, NV277,8721851,8332,018
Lincoln, NE273,0184012,9803,381
Greensboro, NC282,1777253,5624,288
Source: The Greensboro, 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.
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