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Total crime 41%
Violent crime 26%
Property crime 44%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSanford/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,506 (estimate)2,7292,489
Murdern/an/an/a6.05.0
Rapen/an/an/a31.042.6
Robberyn/an/an/a72.581.6
Assaultn/an/an/a262.4250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)478 (estimate)372379
Burglaryn/an/an/a519.1340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,666.01,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a172.2219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,028 (estimate)2,3572,110

Key findings

  • Sanford crime rates are 41% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sanford are 26% higher than the national average
  • In Sanford you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sanford is safer than 17% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sanford has increased by 22%

Sanford crime map

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      Daily Crime In Sanford (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sanford

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sanford is 1 in 210
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sanford is 1 in 34
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Sanford is 1 in 29

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

      Sanford police department

      ItemSanfordNorth CarolinaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)10614,511558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.74.83.3
      There are a total of 106 Sanford police officers. This results in 3.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 22.9% less than the North Carolina average and 13.2% greater than the National average.

      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
      Broadway, NC1,3271398781,016
      Mamers, NC1,1401821,1561,338
      Goldston, NC3103982,5202,918
      Moncure, NC5524062,5742,980
      Carthage, NC2,6441582,8533,011
      Cameron, NC2585093,2263,735
      Sanford, NC29,0484783,0283,506

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Suisun City, CA29,0453812,2192,600
      West Falls Church, VA29,059109863972
      Opelika, AL29,0305453,9394,484
      South Riding, VA29,07390710800
      Norwood, MA29,018161737898
      Sanford, NC29,0484783,0283,506
      Source: The Sanford, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.