Compared to the other cities in North Carolina and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is New Bern, NC? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that New Bern, NC has been ranked safer than 44% of other cities in the state of North Carolina. In addition, New Bern, NC is safer than 22% 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 New Bern, NC. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that New Bern, NC is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.