Total crime 16%
Violent crime 20%
Property crime 15%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsSouth/100k peopleRaleigh/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime9,7422,883 (estimate)2,0392,7292,489
Violent crime1,222454 (estimate)256372379
Vehicle theft748n/a156.5172.2219.9
Property crime8,5202,429 (estimate)1,7832,3572,110

Key findings

  • South crime rates are 16% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in South are 20% higher than the national average
  • In South you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • South is safer than 67% of the cities in North Carolina
  • Year over year crime in Raleigh has decreased by 22%

South crime map

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The South crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in South 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 South crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In South (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South is 1 in 221
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in South is 1 in 42
      The chance of being a victim of crime in South is 1 in 35

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

      Raleigh police department

      ItemSouthRaleighNorth Carolina
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a85814,511
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.04.8

      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
      Holly Springs, NC30,12665664728
      Cary, NC155,82266904970
      Wendell, NC6,298749511,025
      Fuquay-Varina, NC22,722849521,036
      Rolesville, NC5,5831771,1201,296
      Morrisville, NC22,600421,3161,358
      Wilson's Mills, NC2,4331991,2621,461
      Raleigh, NC441,3262561,7832,039

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Omaha, NE443,0726133,6444,257
      Colorado Springs, CO448,7595853,6674,252
      Virginia Beach, VA449,7331291,7611,890
      Miami, FL432,6225933,6684,261
      Atlanta, GA456,3787694,6545,423
      Raleigh, NC441,3262561,7832,039
      Source: The South, Raleigh, 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.