Compared to the other cities in North Carolina and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Washington, NC? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Washington, NC has been ranked safer than 16% of other cities in the state of North Carolina. In addition, Washington, NC is safer than 8% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all North Carolina and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Washington, NC. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Washington, NC is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.