Reported Annual Crime In New Bern

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNew Bern/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,170n/a (estimate)3,8823,1102,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNew Bern/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a6.66.75.3
Rape7n/a23.228.140.4
Robbery41n/a136.092.0102.8
Assault74n/a245.5245.5248.5
Violent crime124n/a (estimate)411372386
Burglary167n/a554.1710.4468.9
Theft856n/a2,840.41,876.21,745.0
Vehicle theft23n/a76.3150.8236.9
Property crime1,046n/a (estimate)3,4712,7382,451
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in New Bern, NC is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in New Bern, NC. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in New Bern, NC averages 25% higher than the rest of North Carolina while the rate of crime on a national scale is 37% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in New Bern, NC is 11% higher than the average rate of crime in North Carolina and 7% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 27% higher than the remainder of the state of North Carolina and 42% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the New Bern, NC area.

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The New Bern crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in New Bern as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The New Bern crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in New Bern is 37% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.64 daily crimes that occur in New Bern.
  • New Bern is safer than 22% of the cities in the United States.
  • In New Bern you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in New Bern has decreased by 5%.

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Daily Crime In New Bern (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in New Bern, NC per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for North Carolina and on a national level. In New Bern, NC the total number of daily crimes is 1.25 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.37 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in New Bern, NC is 1.11 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.07 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, New Bern, NC has a daily crime rate that is 1.27 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.42 times more than the national average.

How Safe is New Bern (higher is better)

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.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in New Bern

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in New Bern is 1 in 244
The chance of being a victim of property crime in New Bern is 1 in 29
The chance of being a victim of crime in New Bern is 1 in 26
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in New Bern, NC? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In New Bern, NC your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 244. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 29 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 New Bern, NC is 1 in 26.

Year Over Year Crime In New Bern (per 100,000 people)

An analysis of year to year crime rates in New Bern, 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 New Bern, NC has increased by 8%, the amount of property crime in New Bern, NC has decreased by 6%, and the total amount of crime in New Bern, NC has decreased by 5% year to year.

New Bern police department

ItemNew BernNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)10114,511558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.34.83.3
There are a total of 101 New Bern police officers. This results in 3.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 30% less than the North Carolina average and 2.9% 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
Trent Woods, NC4,1940716716
Neuse Forest, NC1,730102748850
Brices Creek, NC3,857106777883
Fairfield Harbour, NC2,913106783890
River Bend, NC3,1641411,0361,177
Vanceboro, NC1,1651791,3151,494
Minnesott Beach, NC4282331,7131,945
New Bern, NC30,0754113,4713,882

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Westchester, FL30,0583832,3932,776
Matthews, NC30,0541463,4233,570
Rochester, NH30,0523593,3333,692
Helena, MT30,1026543,8744,528
Myrtle Beach, SC30,1061,68813,79315,481
New Bern, NC30,0754113,4713,882
Source: The New Bern, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.