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Total crime 92%
Violent crime 133%
Property crime 84%
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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 peopleGreensboro/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime13,534n/a (estimate)4,5132,6462,346
Murder59n/a19.78.06.5
Rape95n/a31.727.638.4
Robbery581n/a193.769.273.9
Assault1,969n/a656.6314.5279.7
Violent crime2,704n/a (estimate)902419388
Burglary2,212n/a737.6471.2314.2
Theft7,503n/a2,501.91,561.71,398.0
Vehicle theft1,115n/a371.8193.6246.0
Property crime10,830n/a (estimate)3,6112,2271,958

Key findings

  • Greensboro crime rates are 92% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Greensboro are 133% higher than the national average
  • In Greensboro you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Greensboro is safer than 4% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Greensboro has not changed

Greensboro crime map

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The Greensboro crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Greensboro as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Greensboro crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Greensboro (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Greensboro for every 100,000 residents. The Greensboro total amount of daily crime is 1.71 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.92 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Greensboro, is 2.15 times more than the North Carolina average, and it is 2.33 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Greensboro has a daily crime average that is 1.62 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.84 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Greensboro (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Greensboro to every other city in North Carolina, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Greensboro safe? The gauges above illustrate that Greensboro is safer than 14% of every city located within North Carolina along with 4% 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. As a result, Greensboro, NC is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the 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 111
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Greensboro is 1 in 28
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Greensboro is 1 in 23
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Greensboro? In Greensboro, NC you have a 1 in 111 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 28 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Greensboro.

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

      Determining whether Greensboro is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Greensboro violent crime rates have increased by 10%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 2% year over year. Total crimes for Greensboro has not changed 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 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
      Forest Oaks, NC3,502106562668
      Jamestown, NC3,718119633753
      Oak Ridge, NC6,617136724860
      Summerfield, NC10,7581608481,008
      Stokesdale, NC5,2781799511,130
      McLeansville, NC1,0271829651,147
      Gibsonville, NC6,7592021,1971,398
      Greensboro, NC282,1779023,6114,513

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Toledo, OH280,8541,0062,8943,900
      Newark, NJ280,1395291,6182,147
      Plano, TX279,0881551,6451,801
      Henderson, NV277,8722081,4261,634
      Lincoln, NE273,0183832,7513,134
      Greensboro, NC282,1779023,6114,513
      Source: The Greensboro, 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.