Reported Annual Crime In Morehead City

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 peopleMorehead City/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime427n/a (estimate)4,5462,8722,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMorehead City/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.06.05.0
Rapen/an/an/a25.442.6
Robbery6n/a63.981.186.2
Assault25n/a266.2265.1246.8
Violent crime31n/a (estimate)330378381
Burglary60n/a638.8599.9376.0
Theft330n/a3,513.31,724.41,594.6
Vehicle theft6n/a63.9169.8228.9
Property crime396n/a (estimate)4,2162,4942,200

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The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Morehead City, NC. These figures on reported criminal activity in Morehead City, 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 Morehead City, NC is 58% higher than the average of the whole of the state of North Carolina, and when compared with the national average, is 76% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Morehead City, NC has 13% lower than violent crime rate than North Carolina average, while remaining 13% lower than the national average. In property crime, Morehead City, NC is 69% higher than the average of North Carolina and is 92% higher than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Morehead City is 76% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.45 daily crimes that occur in Morehead City.
  • Morehead City is safer than 23% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Morehead City you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Morehead City has increased by 3%.

Compare Morehead City, NC Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Morehead City (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Morehead City, 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 Morehead City, NC total amount of daily offenses is 1.58 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.76 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Morehead City, NC is 1.14 times less than the North Carolina average, and it is 1.15 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Morehead City, NC has a daily crime figure that is 1.69 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.92 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Morehead City (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Morehead City, NC compared to other areas of North Carolina, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Morehead City, NC safer than 41% when compared to other North Carolina cities, and 23% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in North Carolina, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Morehead City, NC. At this time, Morehead City, NC sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Morehead City

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Morehead City is 1 in 304
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Morehead City is 1 in 24
The chance of being a victim of crime in Morehead City is 1 in 22
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Morehead City, NC? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Morehead City, NC your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 304. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 24 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Morehead City, NC is 1 in 22.

Year Over Year Crime In Morehead City (per 100,000 people)

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Morehead City, NC is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Morehead City, NC has decreased by 18%, the amount of property crime in Morehead City, NC has increased by 5%, and the total amount of crime in Morehead City, NC has increased by 3% year to year.

Morehead City police department

ItemMorehead CityNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4514,511558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.14.83.3
There are a total of 45 Morehead City police officers. This results in 5.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.3% greater than the North Carolina average and 56.1% greater 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
Harkers Island, NC1,48890593683
Indian Beach, NC2051531,0081,160
Newport, NC4,6661071,0661,172
Broad Creek, NC2,3651701,1241,294
Pine Knoll Shores, NC1,420751,5791,654
Havelock, NC20,6301312,6672,798
Marshallberg, NC4383902,5702,960
Morehead City, NC9,2733304,2164,546

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Monmouth, IL9,2723432,3452,687
Ecorse, MI9,2701,0453,2014,247
Waseca, MN9,267782,1312,209
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI9,265669871,053
Grants, NM9,2632121,5031,715
Morehead City, NC9,2733304,2164,546
Source: The Morehead City, 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.
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