Reported Annual Crime In Salem

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalem/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,369 (estimate)2,8722,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalem/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a6.05.0
Rapen/an/an/a25.442.6
Robberyn/an/an/a81.186.2
Assaultn/an/an/a265.1246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)180 (estimate)378381
Burglaryn/an/an/a599.9376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,724.41,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a169.8228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,189 (estimate)2,4942,200

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Salem is 47% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.75 daily crimes that occur in Salem.
  • Salem is safer than 66% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Salem you have a 1 in 74 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Salem has decreased by 8%.

Compare Salem, NC Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Salem (per 100,000 people)

      How Safe is Salem (higher is better)

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Salem

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Salem is 1 in 555
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Salem is 1 in 85
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Salem is 1 in 74

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

      Salem police department

      ItemSalemNorth CarolinaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a14,511558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.83.3

      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
      Rutherford College, NC1,4341499851,135
      Glen Alpine, NC1,3511671,1021,269
      Cajah's Mountain, NC2,7521801,1901,370
      Connelly Springs, NC1,6761841,2131,397
      Valdese, NC4,4672031,2201,423
      Hudson, NC3,7331901,2531,443
      Drexel, NC1,96601,7761,776
      Salem, NC2,1731801,1891,369

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Columbus Grove, OH2,1731341,0431,177
      Goldsby, OK2,17394580674
      Cedar Grove, WI2,172128676803
      Hartshorne, OK2,1723071,9982,305
      Milo, ME2,17444928973
      Salem, NC2,1731801,1891,369
      Source: The Salem, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.