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Total crime 122%
Violent crime 42%
Property crime 135%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaynesville/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime571n/a (estimate)5,7152,8722,580
Murder0n/a0.06.05.0
Rapen/an/an/a25.442.6
Robbery6n/a60.181.186.2
Assault48n/a480.4265.1246.8
Violent crime54n/a (estimate)540378381
Burglary80n/a800.7599.9376.0
Theft395n/a3,953.61,724.41,594.6
Vehicle theft42n/a420.4169.8228.9
Property crime517n/a (estimate)5,1752,4942,200

Key findings

  • Waynesville crime rates are 122% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Waynesville are 42% higher than the national average
  • In Waynesville you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Waynesville is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Waynesville has increased by 7%

Waynesville crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Waynesville (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Waynesville, North Carolina is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Waynesville are 1.99 times more than the North Carolina average and 2.22 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Waynesville are 1.43 times more than than North Carolina and 1.42 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Waynesville are 2.07 times more than than North Carolina and 2.35 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Waynesville (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Waynesville in comparison to other North Carolina communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Waynesville safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Waynesville being safer than 19% of cities in North Carolina and 9% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking North Carolina cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Waynesville. In conclusion, Waynesville ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Waynesville

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Waynesville is 1 in 186
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waynesville is 1 in 20
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Waynesville is 1 in 18
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Waynesville, North Carolina you have a 1 in 186 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Waynesville.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Waynesville is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Waynesville has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 200% in Waynesville, while property crimes in Waynesville have not changed. Total crime has increased by 7% year over year.

      Waynesville police department

      ItemWaynesvilleNorth CarolinaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4214,511558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.24.83.3
      There are a total of 42 Waynesville police officers. This results in 4.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 11.5% less than the North Carolina average and 30% 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
      Lake Junaluska, NC2,93093612705
      Maggie Valley, NC1,767127835961
      Clyde, NC1,2261489741,121
      West Canton, NC1,3901571,0381,195
      Sylva, NC2,5991801,1851,364
      Forest Hills, NC3641941,2821,476
      Canton, NC4,1822861,8892,175
      Waynesville, NC9,7885405,1755,715

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Wapakoneta, OH9,786821,6481,730
      Valley Center, CA9,7833762,0012,377
      Marina del Rey, CA9,782157835992
      Elon, NC9,7812781,8322,110
      Coffeyville, KS9,7966085,0355,643
      Waynesville, NC9,7885405,1755,715
      Source: The Waynesville, 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.