Reported Annual Crime In Surf City

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSurf City/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime173n/a (estimate)7,6683,1102,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSurf City/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.06.75.3
Rape1n/a44.328.140.4
Robbery0n/a0.092.0102.8
Assault2n/a88.7245.5248.5
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)133372386
Burglary14n/a620.6710.4468.9
Theft149n/a6,604.61,876.21,745.0
Vehicle theft7n/a310.3150.8236.9
Property crime170n/a (estimate)7,5352,7382,451

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Surf City is 170% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 21.01 daily crimes that occur in Surf City.
  • Surf City is safer than 13% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Surf City you have a 1 in 14 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Surf City has increased by 8%.

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

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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 752
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Surf City is 1 in 14
The chance of being a victim of crime in Surf City is 1 in 14

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, NC1,10452384436
Porters Neck, NC7,0521218901,011
Ogden, NC6,9091279361,063
Topsail Beach, NC3541501,1061,256
Sneads Ferry, NC3,6011931,4231,616
Hampstead, NC4,8901951,4351,630
Holly Ridge, NC1,654433,3043,348
Surf City, NC2,6181337,5357,668

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Merkel, TX2,6182671,3751,642
Oakland City, IN2,6192121,3571,569
State Line, PA2,619130719849
Geneva, FL2,61787544631
Pleasant Gap, PA2,619128708837
Surf City, NC2,6181337,5357,668
Source: The Surf City, 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.