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Total crime 58%
Violent crime 62%
Property crime 57%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaxhaw/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime181n/a (estimate)1,0522,7292,489
Murder0n/a0.06.05.0
Rape4n/a23.331.042.6
Robbery4n/a23.372.581.6
Assault17n/a98.8262.4250.2
Violent crime25n/a (estimate)145372379
Burglary46n/a267.4519.1340.5
Theft107n/a622.01,666.01,549.5
Vehicle theft3n/a17.4172.2219.9
Property crime156n/a (estimate)9072,3572,110

Key findings

  • Waxhaw crime rates are 58% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Waxhaw are 62% lower than the national average
  • In Waxhaw you have a 1 in 96 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Waxhaw is safer than 68% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Waxhaw has decreased by 23%

Waxhaw crime map

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

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Compare Waxhaw, NC Crime

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      Daily Crime In Waxhaw (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Waxhaw, NC per 100,000 people. In Waxhaw, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 2.59 times less than the North Carolina average and 2.37 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Waxhaw is 2.56 times less than the North Carolina average and 2.61 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Waxhaw has a daily crime rate that is 2.60 times less than the North Carolina average and 2.33 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Waxhaw (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in North Carolina and all other cities across the US, is Waxhaw safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Waxhaw is safer than 89% of other cities in the state of North Carolina. In addition, Waxhaw is safer than 68% 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 Waxhaw. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Waxhaw is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Waxhaw

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Waxhaw is 1 in 689
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waxhaw is 1 in 111
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Waxhaw is 1 in 96
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Waxhaw? If you reside in Waxhaw, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 689. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 111 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Waxhaw, is 1 in 96.

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

      Determining whether Waxhaw is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Waxhaw violent crime rates have decreased by 19%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 23% year over year. Total crimes for Waxhaw has decreased by 23% in the same time frame.

      Waxhaw police department

      ItemWaxhawNorth CarolinaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2114,511558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.14.83.3
      There are a total of 21 Waxhaw police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 56.8% less than the North Carolina average and 36.5% less 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
      Mineral Springs, NC2,847116733848
      Marvin, NC6,056121767887
      Wesley Chapel, NC8,217131827958
      Weddington, NC10,2541428981,040
      Hemby Bridge, NC1,2641459161,061
      Lesslie, SC2,2341599141,072
      Lake Park, NC3,6781549771,131
      Waxhaw, NC12,3981459071,052

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ringwood, NJ12,39841345386
      Grand Terrace, CA12,3932921,8732,166
      Irondale, AL12,3885932,8033,396
      Abbeville, LA12,4088322,5943,426
      California, MD12,3864431,9032,346
      Waxhaw, NC12,3981459071,052
      Source: The Waxhaw, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.