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Total crime 54%
Violent crime 100%
Property crime 46%
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 peoplePrinceton/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime16n/a (estimate)1,1412,7292,489
Murder0n/a0.06.05.0
Rape0n/a0.031.042.6
Robbery0n/a0.072.581.6
Assault0n/a0.0262.4250.2
Violent crime0n/a (estimate)0372379
Burglary4n/a285.3519.1340.5
Theft11n/a784.61,666.01,549.5
Vehicle theft1n/a71.3172.2219.9
Property crime16n/a (estimate)1,1412,3572,110

Key findings

  • Princeton crime rates are 54% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Princeton are 100% lower than the national average
  • In Princeton you have a 1 in 88 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Princeton is safer than 82% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Princeton has decreased by 15%

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      Daily Crime In Princeton (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Princeton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Princeton is 0
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Princeton is 1 in 88
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Princeton is 1 in 88

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

      Princeton police department

      ItemPrincetonNorth CarolinaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)414,511558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.24.83.3
      There are a total of 4 Princeton police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 32% less than the North Carolina average and 0.1% 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
      Fremont, NC1,0601751,1101,285
      Kenly, NC1,7441831,1581,341
      Lucama, NC1,0361941,2291,423
      Wilson's Mills, NC2,4331991,2621,461
      Brogden, NC2,2922061,3041,509
      Pine Level, NC2,1433971,2401,637
      Mar-Mac, NC3,5852421,5341,777
      Princeton, NC1,34301,1411,141

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Watterson Park, KY1,34397847944
      Hackleburg, AL1,3432451,2851,530
      Weston Mills, NY1,343176673848
      Brooklyn, WI1,34368271339
      La Monte, MO1,3432541,3531,607
      Princeton, NC1,34301,1411,141
      Source: The Princeton, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.