Reported Annual Crime In Salem

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalem/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,483 (estimate)3,1102,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalem/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a6.75.3
Rapen/an/an/a28.140.4
Robberyn/an/an/a92.0102.8
Assaultn/an/an/a245.5248.5
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)177 (estimate)372386
Burglaryn/an/an/a710.4468.9
Theftn/an/an/a1,876.21,745.0
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a150.8236.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,305 (estimate)2,7382,451

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  • The overall crime rate in Salem is 48% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.06 daily crimes that occur in Salem.
  • Salem is safer than 64% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Salem you have a 1 in 68 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Salem has increased by 3%.

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Daily Crime In Salem (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Salem

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Salem is 1 in 564
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Salem is 1 in 77
The chance of being a victim of crime in Salem is 1 in 68

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 Carolina21,070256222
There are a total of 21,070 sex offenders in North Carolina. This yields a total of 256 sex offenders in North Carolina per 100,000 residents which is 15% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Drexel, NC1,96601,1801,180
Rutherford College, NC1,4341471,0821,229
Glen Alpine, NC1,3511641,2101,375
Cajah's Mountain, NC2,7521771,3061,483
Connelly Springs, NC1,6761811,3321,512
Icard, NC3,0022311,6991,930
Gamewell, NC3,9672361,7351,970
Salem, NC2,1731771,3051,483

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Columbus Grove, OH2,1731441,2351,379
Goldsby, OK2,17391601692
Milo, ME2,174134847981
Cedar Grove, WI2,172133837970
Hartshorne, OK2,1723511,5021,853
Salem, NC2,1731771,3051,483
Source: The Salem, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.