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Total crime 48%
Violent crime 107%
Property crime 38%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSelma/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime259n/a (estimate)3,6912,7292,489
Murder1n/a14.26.05.0
Rape3n/a42.731.042.6
Robbery9n/a128.272.581.6
Assault42n/a598.5262.4250.2
Violent crime55n/a (estimate)784372379
Burglary36n/a513.0519.1340.5
Theft138n/a1,966.41,666.01,549.5
Vehicle theft30n/a427.5172.2219.9
Property crime204n/a (estimate)2,9072,3572,110

Key findings

  • Selma crime rates are 48% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Selma are 107% higher than the national average
  • In Selma you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Selma is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Selma has decreased by 12%

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The Selma crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Selma as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Selma crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Selma (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Selma, per 100,000 residents. In Selma, the total number of daily crimes is 1.35 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.48 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Selma are 2.11 times more than the North Carolina average and 2.07 times more than the national average. For property crime, Selma has a daily crime rate that is 1.23 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.38 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Selma (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Selma in comparison to other North Carolina communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Selma safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Selma being safer than 20% of cities in North Carolina and 7% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking North Carolina cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Selma. In conclusion, Selma ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Selma

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Selma is 1 in 128
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Selma is 1 in 35
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Selma is 1 in 28
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Selma, North Carolina you have a 1 in 128 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Selma.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Selma is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Selma has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 21% in Selma, while property crimes in Selma have decreased by 18%. Total crime has decreased by 12% year over year.

      Selma police department

      ItemSelmaNorth CarolinaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2514,511558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.04.83.3
      There are a total of 25 Selma police officers. This results in 4.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.5% less than the North Carolina average and 22.6% 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
      Princeton, NC1,34301,1411,141
      Kenly, NC1,7441831,1581,341
      Wilson's Mills, NC2,4331991,2621,461
      Pine Level, NC2,1433971,2401,637
      Mar-Mac, NC3,5852421,5341,777
      Archer Lodge, NC4,6142511,5901,840
      Four Oaks, NC2,1503151,5741,888
      Selma, NC6,3257842,9073,691

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Tanglewilde, WA6,3263012,7463,047
      Talent, OR6,3231362,4232,559
      South Williamsport, PA6,328131655786
      Indian Hills, NV6,3283331,5661,899
      Huntington Woods, MI6,3300364364
      Selma, NC6,3257842,9073,691
      Source: The Selma, 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.