Reported Annual Crime In Selma

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 peopleSelma/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime326n/a (estimate)4,8822,9092,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSelma/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.85.3
Rapen/an/an/a26.441.7
Robbery13n/a194.791.098.0
Assault26n/a389.3240.5248.9
Violent crime39n/a (estimate)584364394
Burglary113n/a1,692.1630.6430.4
Theft163n/a2,440.91,760.91,694.4
Vehicle theft11n/a164.7153.8237.4
Property crime287n/a (estimate)4,2982,5452,362

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A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Selma, NC is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 68% higher than the average of crimes committed in North Carolina. It is also 77% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Selma, NC shows a crime rate that is 61% higher than the North Carolina average. The crime rate is also 48% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Selma, NC is shown to be 69% higher than the North Carolina average and 82% higher than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Selma is 77% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.37 daily crimes that occur in Selma.
  • Selma is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Selma you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Selma has decreased by 10%.

Compare Selma, NC Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Selma (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Selma, NC per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for North Carolina as well as national figures. In Selma, NC the total number of daily crimes is 1.68 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.77 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Selma, NC are 1.61 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.48 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Selma, NC has a daily crime rate that is 1.69 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.82 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Selma (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Selma, NC area in comparison to other North Carolina communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Selma, NC being safer than 24% of cities in North Carolina and 11% of cities across the United States as a whole. 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, NC. In conclusion, Selma, NC now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Selma

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Selma is 1 in 172
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Selma is 1 in 24
The chance of being a victim of crime in Selma is 1 in 21
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Selma, NC? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Selma, NC you have a 1 in 172 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 24 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Selma, NC.

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

The year over year crime rate for Selma, NC is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Selma, NC has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 3% in Selma, NC, while property crimes in Selma, NC have decreased by 11%. Crimes in total for Selma, NC have decreased by 10% 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 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
Princeton, NC1,3431711,1961,367
Kenly, NC1,7441791,2511,429
Four Oaks, NC2,1501851,2971,482
Wilson's Mills, NC2,4331951,3631,558
Clayton, NC18,5531091,7471,856
Mar-Mac, NC3,5852371,6571,894
Archer Lodge, NC4,6142451,7161,962
Selma, NC6,3255844,2984,882

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Tanglewilde, WA6,3263113,2503,561
Talent, OR6,3231681,8301,998
South Williamsport, PA6,3281772,2242,401
Indian Hills, NV6,3283751,7612,136
Huntington Woods, MI6,33063363426
Selma, NC6,3255844,2984,882
Source: The Selma, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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