Total crime 64%
Violent crime 72%
Property crime 63%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Data from local enforcement agencies is analyzed and algorithms are applied to estimate the number of crimes in the area.
StatisticReportedincidentsSouthwest/100k peopleRaleigh/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime11,6363,850 (estimate)2,4132,6462,346
Violent crime1,891666 (estimate)392419388
Vehicle theft1,362n/a282.4193.6246.0
Property crime9,7453,184 (estimate)2,0212,2271,958

Key findings

  • Southwest crime rates are 64% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Southwest are 72% higher than the national average
  • In Southwest you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Southwest is safer than 58% of the cities in North Carolina
  • Year over year crime in Raleigh has increased by 18%

Southwest crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Southwest (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Southwest

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Southwest is 1 in 151
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Southwest is 1 in 32
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Southwest is 1 in 26

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

      Raleigh police department

      ItemSouthwestRaleighNorth 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

      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
      Knightdale, NC13,7872561,8902,146
      Morrisville, NC22,600792,1112,191
      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 Southwest, 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.