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Total crime 3%
Violent crime 1%
Property crime 3%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRaleigh/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime11,636n/a (estimate)2,4132,6462,346
Murder21n/a4.48.06.5
Rape165n/a34.227.638.4
Robbery468n/a97.069.273.9
Assault1,237n/a256.5314.5279.7
Violent crime1,891n/a (estimate)392419388
Burglary1,302n/a270.0471.2314.2
Theft7,081n/a1,468.31,561.71,398.0
Vehicle theft1,362n/a282.4193.6246.0
Property crime9,745n/a (estimate)2,0212,2271,958

Key findings

  • Raleigh crime rates are 3% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Raleigh are 1% higher than the national average
  • In Raleigh you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Raleigh is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Raleigh has increased by 18%

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

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      Daily Crime In Raleigh (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Raleigh, per 100,000 residents. In Raleigh, the total number of daily crimes is 1.10 times less than the North Carolina average and 1.03 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Raleigh are 1.07 times less than the North Carolina average and 1.01 times more than the national average. For property crime, Raleigh has a daily crime rate that is 1.10 times less than the North Carolina average and 1.03 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Raleigh (higher is better)

      Is Raleigh safe in comparison to other cities in the state of North Carolina as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Raleigh to other cities in the state and across the country, Raleigh is 57% safer than other cities of North Carolina and 29% safer than other cities in the nation. Raleigh has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Raleigh

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Raleigh is 1 in 256
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Raleigh is 1 in 50
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Raleigh is 1 in 42
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Raleigh, North Carolina? If you reside in Raleigh, then there is a 1 in 256 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 50. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 42 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Raleigh.

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

      A good indicator of whether Raleigh is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Raleigh has increased by 53%, while the property crime rate in Raleigh has increased by 13% year over year. The number of total crimes in Raleigh has increased by 18% year over year.

      Raleigh police department

      ItemRaleighNorth CarolinaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)85814,511558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.04.83.3
      There are a total of 858 Raleigh police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 57.3% less than the North Carolina average and 37.3% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rolesville, NC5,58354398451
      Holly Springs, NC30,126789341,013
      Cary, NC155,822669461,013
      Fuquay-Varina, NC22,722729441,016
      Apex, NC43,893481,1181,167
      Wake Forest, NC36,4721381,0871,225
      Knightdale, NC13,7872561,8902,146
      Raleigh, NC441,3263922,0212,413

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Omaha, NE443,0726313,1743,806
      Colorado Springs, CO448,7595973,3803,977
      Virginia Beach, VA449,7331291,7611,890
      Virginia Beach, VA449,733991,5121,610
      Miami, FL432,6225562,7503,305
      Raleigh, NC441,3263922,0212,413
      Source: The Raleigh, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.