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Total crime 56%
Violent crime 60%
Property crime 55%
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, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTopsail Beach/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,103 (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)150 (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)952 (estimate)2,3572,110

Key findings

  • Topsail Beach crime rates are 56% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Topsail Beach are 60% lower than the national average
  • In Topsail Beach you have a 1 in 91 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Topsail Beach is safer than 67% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Topsail Beach has decreased by 5%

Topsail Beach crime map

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The Topsail Beach crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Topsail Beach 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 Topsail Beach crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Topsail Beach (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Topsail Beach

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Topsail Beach is 1 in 666
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Topsail Beach is 1 in 106
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Topsail Beach is 1 in 91

      Year Over Year Crime In Topsail Beach (per 100,000 people)

      Topsail Beach police department

      ItemTopsail BeachNorth CarolinaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)814,511558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents21.04.83.3
      There are a total of 8 Topsail Beach police officers. This results in 21.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 339.7% greater than the North Carolina average and 545.8% 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
      Surf City, NC2,61860381441
      Bayshore, NC3,956111706818
      Porters Neck, NC7,052121767887
      Ogden, NC6,909127805932
      Rocky Point, NC2,0391691,0691,238
      Northchase, NC3,4611711,0861,257
      Hampstead, NC4,8901951,2361,431
      Topsail Beach, NC3541509521,103

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Burlison, TN3546642,9593,623
      Blackwell, TX3545513,1463,698
      Stratton, NE3544322,9253,356
      El Moro, CO3544833,2863,769
      Creekside, PA3544652,1322,597
      Topsail Beach, NC3541509521,103
      Source: The Topsail Beach, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.