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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleJonesville/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime81n/a (estimate)3,5062,4692,324
Violent crime9n/a (estimate)390405370
Vehicle theft9n/a389.6199.3282.7
Property crime72n/a (estimate)3,1172,0641,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Jonesville, NC

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Jonesville is 50.9% higher than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Jonesville, there were 9 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 390 per 100,000 individuals, 5.4% higher than the national average. Additionally, there were 72 property crimes, amounting to 3117 per 100,000 residents, 59.5% higher than the U.S. average.

Jonesville exhibits a violent crime rate that closely echoes the national average reported by all cities, with 390 incidents per 100,000 people, in line with the nationwide figure of 370. This uniformity underscores Jonesville as a community where safety standards align seamlessly with the broader national context, delivering residents a steadfast and dependable sense of security.

In the latest reported crime year, Jonesville recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Jonesville?

AreaVibes surveyed 7 local residents in Jonesville to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 57% of people answered that there was very little crime in Jonesville and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 43% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Jonesville a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Jonesville is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Jonesville has a total crime rate that is 51% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.22 daily crimes (0.02 violent daily crimes and 0.2 daily property crimes) in Jonesville.

Has Crime in Jonesville Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Jonesville. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Jonesville has decreased by 21.4%. Violent crimes have increased by 12.5%, while property crimes have decreased by 24.2%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Jonesville

High cost of living can lead to economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When people struggle to make ends meet due to high housing costs, healthcare expenses, or other basic necessities, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. On the flipside, cities that have a lower cost of living, could see a reduced crime rate. In Jonesville, the cost of living is 13.47% lower than the national average.

The effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing initiatives can influence crime rates. A strong and collaborative relationship between the police and the community can deter criminal activity and improve safety. In Jonesville, there are 4.78 police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to the national average of 3.25. The effectiveness of law enforcement often depends on community policing strategies that emphasize building trust and cooperation between the police and the community. It's not just about the number of officers but also how they engage with the community.

The median home price in Jonesville is $99,700, compared to the national average of $184,700. High housing costs can lead to financial stress for residents. When individuals struggle to make ends meet due to expensive housing, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities to address their financial difficulties, such as theft or fraud. Communities with stable housing environments tend to foster stronger social bonds and community engagement. This can lead to increased vigilance and cooperation among residents, which can deter criminal behavior.

Jonesville crime map

The Jonesville crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Jonesville as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Jonesville crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Jonesville crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Jonesville crime rates are 51% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Jonesville are 5% higher than the national average
      • In Jonesville you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Jonesville is safer than 19% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Jonesville has decreased by 25%

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        Daily Crime In Jonesville (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Jonesville

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Jonesville is 1 in 257
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Jonesville is 1 in 33
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Jonesville is 1 in 29

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

        Jonesville police department

        Item Jonesville North Carolina National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1114,511558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.84.83.3
        There are a total of 11 Jonesville police officers. This results in 4.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 0.1% greater than the North Carolina average and 47% greater than the National average.

        Sex offenders in North Carolina

        State Total offenders North Carolina /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        White Plains, NC1,131159809968
        Yadkinville, NC2,8922031,0321,235
        Boonville, NC1,40401,3451,345
        Dobson, NC1,5112161,4431,659
        Pleasant Hill, NC8085782,9473,525
        Ronda, NC8246213,1673,789
        Elkin, NC3,9683465,2905,637
        Jonesville, NC2,5133903,1173,506

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        Farmington, MS2,512109777886
        Jonesville, NC2,5133903,1173,506
        Source: The Jonesville, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.