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Total crime 61%
Violent crime 93%
Property crime 56%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHigh Point/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,554n/a (estimate)4,0192,7292,489
Murder19n/a16.86.05.0
Rape44n/a38.831.042.6
Robbery133n/a117.472.581.6
Assault632n/a557.8262.4250.2
Violent crime828n/a (estimate)731372379
Burglary621n/a548.1519.1340.5
Theft2,705n/a2,387.31,666.01,549.5
Vehicle theft400n/a353.0172.2219.9
Property crime3,726n/a (estimate)3,2882,3572,110

Key findings

  • High Point crime rates are 61% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in High Point are 93% higher than the national average
  • In High Point you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • High Point is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in High Point has increased by 4%

High Point crime map

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The High Point crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in High Point 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 High Point crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In High Point (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in High Point, NC per 100,000 people. In High Point, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.47 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.61 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in High Point is 1.97 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.93 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, High Point has a daily crime rate that is 1.39 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.56 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is High Point (higher is better)

      How safe is High Point, North Carolina compared to other cities in North Carolina and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that High Point is safer than 20% of the cities in North Carolina and 7% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in North Carolina and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than High Point. Overall, High Point is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in High Point

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in High Point is 1 in 137
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in High Point is 1 in 31
      The chance of being a victim of crime in High Point is 1 in 25
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in High Point, North Carolina? If you reside in High Point, then there is a 1 in 137 chance that you will experience a violent crime. 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 31. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 25 risk that you will become a victim of crime in High Point.

      Year Over Year Crime In High Point (per 100,000 people)

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in High Point, North Carolina (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in High Point has increased by 26%, the amount of property crime in High Point has not changed, and the total amount of crime in High Point has increased by 4% year over year.

      High Point police department

      ItemHigh PointNorth CarolinaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)26014,511558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.44.83.3
      There are a total of 260 High Point police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 49% less than the North Carolina average and 25.1% 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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Jamestown, NC3,718106671777
      Wallburg, NC3,0681641,0401,204
      Welcome, NC4,6132501,5821,832
      Midway, NC4,7122551,6161,871
      Pleasant Garden, NC4,6842581,6321,890
      Walkertown, NC4,9002841,7972,080
      Archdale, NC11,4832342,0382,273
      High Point, NC108,9827313,2884,019

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Temecula, CA108,9651422,2522,394
      San Buenaventura (Ventura), CA109,0674102,6603,071
      Billings, MT109,0896104,0834,692
      Cambridge, MA108,7572791,6541,932
      Waterbury, CT109,2113013,0273,328
      High Point, NC108,9827313,2884,019
      Source: The High Point, 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.