Reported Annual Crime In Surf City

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 peopleSurf City/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime149n/a (estimate)6,3622,9092,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSurf City/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.85.3
Rapen/an/an/a26.441.7
Robbery0n/a0.091.098.0
Assault6n/a256.2240.5248.9
Violent crime6n/a (estimate)256364394
Burglary12n/a512.4630.6430.4
Theft130n/a5,550.81,760.91,694.4
Vehicle theft1n/a42.7153.8237.4
Property crime143n/a (estimate)6,1062,5452,362

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Surf City is 131% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 17.43 daily crimes that occur in Surf City.
  • Surf City is safer than 19% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Surf City you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Surf City has decreased by 10%.

Compare Surf City, NC Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Surf City (per 100,000 people)

How Safe is Surf City (higher is better)

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Surf City

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Surf City is 1 in 391
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Surf City is 1 in 17
The chance of being a victim of crime in Surf City is 1 in 16

Year Over Year Crime In Surf City (per 100,000 people)

Surf City police department

ItemSurf CityNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1814,511558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents9.44.83.3
There are a total of 18 Surf City police officers. This results in 9.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 96% greater than the North Carolina average and 187.9% 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
North Topsail Beach, NC1,10451357408
Porters Neck, NC7,052118828946
Ogden, NC6,909124870994
Topsail Beach, NC3541471,0281,175
Sneads Ferry, NC3,6011891,3231,512
Hampstead, NC4,8901911,3341,525
Holly Ridge, NC1,6544061,9462,352
Surf City, NC2,6182566,1066,362

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Merkel, TX2,6181151,1101,225
Geneva, FL2,61783508591
Oakland City, IN2,6192091,2671,476
State Line, PA2,619129680809
Pleasant Gap, PA2,619127670798
Surf City, NC2,6182566,1066,362
Source: The Surf City, 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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