Reported Annual Crime In Hickory

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 peopleHickory/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,044n/a (estimate)5,0222,8722,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHickory/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a7.46.05.0
Rapen/an/an/a25.442.6
Robbery39n/a95.881.186.2
Assault118n/a289.9265.1246.8
Violent crime160n/a (estimate)393378381
Burglary300n/a737.1599.9376.0
Theft1,390n/a3,415.11,724.41,594.6
Vehicle theft194n/a476.6169.8228.9
Property crime1,884n/a (estimate)4,6292,4942,200
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Hickory, NC. These figures on reported criminal activity in Hickory, 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 Hickory, NC is 75% higher than the average of the whole of the state of North Carolina, and when compared with the national average, is 95% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Hickory, NC has 4% higher than violent crime rate than North Carolina average, while remaining 3% higher than the national average. In property crime, Hickory, NC is 86% higher than the average of North Carolina and is 110% higher than the national average.

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Hickory is 95% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.76 daily crimes that occur in Hickory.
  • Hickory is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Hickory you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Hickory has decreased by 4%.

Compare Hickory, NC Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Hickory (per 100,000 people)

      The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Hickory, NC on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of North Carolina. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Hickory, NC (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to North Carolina state wide, are 1.75 times more than the state average and 1.95 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Hickory, NC on a daily bases are 1.04 times more than than North Carolina average and 1.03 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Hickory, NC are 1.86 times more than the daily state average and 2.10 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Hickory (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in North Carolina and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Hickory, NC? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Hickory, NC has been ranked safer than 20% of other cities in the state of North Carolina. In addition, Hickory, NC is safer than 11% 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 Hickory, NC. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Hickory, NC is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Hickory

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Hickory is 1 in 255
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Hickory is 1 in 22
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Hickory is 1 in 20
      Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Hickory, NC? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Hickory, NC, then there is a 1 in 255 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 22. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 20 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Hickory, NC.

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

      A good indicator of whether Hickory, NC is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Hickory, NC has decreased by 4%, while the property crime rate in Hickory, NC has decreased by 4% year over year. The number of total crimes in Hickory, NC has decreased by 4% year over year.

      Hickory police department

      ItemHickoryNorth CarolinaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)14214,511558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.54.83.3
      There are a total of 142 Hickory police officers. This results in 3.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 26.3% less than the North Carolina average and 8.2% 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
      Northlakes, NC1,521102672773
      Claremont, NC1,4551328731,006
      Rutherford College, NC1,4341499851,135
      Cedar Rock, NC3241531,0081,160
      Taylorsville, NC1,9991761,1621,338
      Cajah's Mountain, NC2,7521801,1901,370
      Connelly Springs, NC1,6761841,2131,397
      Hickory, NC40,2743934,6295,022

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Holyoke, MA40,2809664,0525,019
      Carol Stream, IL40,228821,0271,109
      Hagerstown, MD40,3256312,6053,236
      Marana, AZ40,221712,3172,388
      San Gabriel, CA40,2003351,7002,035
      Hickory, NC40,2743934,6295,022
      Source: The Hickory, 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.