Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
West crime rates are not available from the FBI's UCR (uniform crime reporting) program, as a result, estimates are displayed in the table above. The crime reporting program from the FBI does cover more than 98% of the larger metropolitan areas, which represents more than 309 million U.S. residents. This data is gathered from more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies which include tribal, state, county, college, university and city levels. However, the FBI does not report crime on a neighborhood level, therefore estimates were used to calculate the West crime data. These estimates take into account the overall Raleigh crime rates (violent and property), as well as multiple other factors which include: poverty rates, unemployment rates, income, educational achievement, home prices, rent prices and population density. To view crime rates on a block group level, the West crime map below provides a hyper-local overview of all crimes reported throughout Raleigh.
StatisticReportedincidentsWest/100k peopleRaleigh/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime13,3452,541 (estimate)2,8342,4692,324
Violent crime2,353472 (estimate)500405370
Vehicle theft1,201n/a255.1199.3282.7
Property crime10,9922,069 (estimate)2,3352,0641,954

West crime map

The West crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in West as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The West crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the West crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • West crime rates are 9% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in West are 28% higher than the national average
  • In West you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • West is safer than 70% of the cities in North Carolina
  • Year over year crime in Raleigh has increased by 9%

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        Daily Crime In West (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West is 1 in 212
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in West is 1 in 49
        The chance of being a victim of crime in West is 1 in 40

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

        Raleigh police department

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

        Sex offenders in North Carolina

        State Total offenders North Carolina /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Rolesville, NC8,00285654739
        Fuquay-Varina, NC29,11069850920
        Holly Springs, NC36,595661,0041,070
        Wake Forest, NC44,0681151,0431,158
        Cary, NC169,177801,1061,185
        Apex, NC55,220551,1441,198
        Morrisville, NC27,5821202,1442,264
        Raleigh, NC469,6985002,3352,834

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Colorado Springs, CO471,6866433,4004,043
        Long Beach, CA462,0815492,5993,147
        Miami, FL461,0802981,8002,097
        Omaha, NE479,5295613,4684,029
        Virginia Beach, VA450,882871,6111,698
        Raleigh, NC469,6985002,3352,834
        Source: The West, Raleigh, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.