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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRanlo/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime46n/a (estimate)9952,4692,324
Violent crime11n/a (estimate)238405370
Vehicle theft4n/a86.6199.3282.7
Property crime35n/a (estimate)7572,0641,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Ranlo, NC

The Ranlo crime rates are 57.2% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 11 violent crimes in Ranlo (238 per 100,000 people), which is 35.6% lower than the national average and there were a total of 35 property crimes (757 per 100,000 residents) which is 61.3% lower than average.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Ranlo reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

Is Ranlo a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Ranlo is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Ranlo has an overall crime rate that is 57% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.13 daily occurrences, comprising 0.03 violent crimes and 0.1 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Ranlo as a potential place to establish residency.

Potential Causes for Crime in Ranlo

The impact of law enforcement and community policing efforts plays a crucial role in shaping crime rates in any city. A robust and cooperative bond between law enforcement and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, enhancing overall safety. In Ranlo, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents stands at 2.01, differing from the national average of 3.25. Effective law enforcement hinges not solely on officer numbers but also on the manner in which they interact and collaborate with the community. Building trust and cooperation are central tenets of community policing, amplifying its influence on crime prevention.

The median home price in Ranlo is $145,100, compared to the national average of $184,700. High housing costs can lead to financial stress for residents. When individuals struggle to make ends meet due to expensive housing, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities to address their financial difficulties, such as theft or fraud. Communities with stable housing environments tend to foster stronger social bonds and community engagement. This can lead to increased vigilance and cooperation among residents, which can deter criminal behavior.

In Ranlo, the average rental rates are $1,021 per month, compared to the national average of $949. Rapid increases in rental costs can lead to neighborhood instability as residents are forced to move frequently in search of more affordable housing. This transience can weaken community bonds and hinder the establishment of social support networks, which can indirectly contribute to crime. While affordable rent and areas with higher income per capita, allow for long term renters and community bonds to the formed, therefore reducing crime rates on the long term.

Ranlo crime map

The Ranlo crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Ranlo 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 Ranlo crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Ranlo 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

      • Ranlo crime rates are 57% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Ranlo are 36% lower than the national average
      • In Ranlo you have a 1 in 101 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Ranlo is safer than 55% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Ranlo has decreased by 39%

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        Daily Crime In Ranlo (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ranlo

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ranlo is 1 in 421
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ranlo is 1 in 133
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Ranlo is 1 in 101

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

        Ranlo police department

        Item Ranlo North Carolina National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)714,511558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.04.83.3
        There are a total of 7 Ranlo police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 57.9% less than the North Carolina average and 38.2% less than the National average.

        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
        Westport, NC4,15377393470
        Lowesville, NC3,180132674806
        Lake Wylie, SC14,0911878791,066
        Cornelius, NC29,8361321,0071,139
        Cramerton, NC4,4172091,0651,274
        Clover, SC6,3701121,2301,342
        Stanley, NC3,7342201,1231,343
        Ranlo, NC3,643238757995

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        Hopedale, MA3,64383432515
        Bagdad, FL3,6421649891,152
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        Estacada, OR3,6421881,6121,800
        Gaylord, MI3,6445073,4333,940
        Ranlo, NC3,643238757995
        Source: The Ranlo, 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.