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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWendell/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime129n/a (estimate)9622,4692,324
Violent crime23n/a (estimate)172405370
Vehicle theft10n/a74.6199.3282.7
Property crime106n/a (estimate)7912,0641,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Wendell, NC

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Wendell is 58.6% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Wendell, there were 23 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 172 per 100,000 individuals, 53.6% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 106 property crimes, amounting to 791 per 100,000 residents, 59.6% lower than the U.S. average.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Wendell reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Wendell?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Wendell residents. Out of the respondents (7 in total), 100% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Wendell were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 0% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Wendell a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Wendell is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Wendell has an overall crime rate that is 59% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.35 daily occurrences, comprising 0.06 violent crimes and 0.29 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Wendell as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Wendell Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Wendell has increased by 14.2% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Wendell is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has increased by 91.7%, while property crime has increased by 5%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Wendell.

Potential Causes for Crime in Wendell

Wendell has a poverty rate that stands at 11.4, in contrast to the national average of 15.1. Historically, a direct correlation has been observed between poverty rates and crime stats. Higher poverty rates have led to higher crime rates, while lower poverty rates have led to a reduction in Wendell crime rates. Income disparities and heightened poverty levels can serve as catalysts for elevated or reduced criminal activity, as individuals may or may not turn to illicit means to fulfill their basic needs. This could be one of many factors that may influence crime.

In Wendell, the ratio of police officers and civilians stands at 2.79 per 1,000 residents, contrasting with the national average of 3.25. This discrepancy highlights the potential impact of law enforcement and community policing on crime rates. The strength of their collaboration can serve as a deterrent to criminal behavior, fostering a safer environment. Effective law enforcement leans heavily on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and cooperation between police and residents. It's essential to recognize that the effectiveness of these efforts isn't solely tied to the quantity of officers but also hinges on the quality of their engagement with the community.

Elevated rental costs can generate economic strain for both individuals and families, particularly those with restricted financial means. When a substantial proportion of one's income is allocated to housing costs, it often leaves limited resources for fulfilling other crucial necessities such as groceries, healthcare and education. This financial pressure can fuel desperation, potentially prompting individuals to resort to criminal actions, including theft or fraud, as a means of coping with their financial hardships. In Wendell, the average monthly rent stands at $971, while the national average is $949 per month.

Wendell crime map

The Wendell crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Wendell as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Wendell crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Wendell crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Wendell crime rates are 59% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Wendell are 54% lower than the national average
      • In Wendell you have a 1 in 104 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Wendell is safer than 64% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Wendell has decreased by 16%

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        Daily Crime In Wendell (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Wendell on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of North Carolina and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Wendell (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to North Carolina, are 2.57 times less than the state average and 2.42 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Wendell on a daily basis are 2.36 times less than than North Carolina average and 2.16 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Wendell are 2.61 times less than the daily state average and 2.47 times less than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is Wendell (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in North Carolina and all other cities across the US, is Wendell safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Wendell is safer than 82% of other cities in the state of North Carolina. In addition, Wendell is safer than 64% 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 Wendell. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Wendell is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wendell

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wendell is 1 in 583
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wendell is 1 in 127
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Wendell is 1 in 104
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Wendell, North Carolina? If you reside in Wendell, then there is a 1 in 583 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 127. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 104 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Wendell.

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

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Wendell is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Wendell has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 41% in Wendell, while property crimes in Wendell have decreased by 23%. Total crime has decreased by 16% year over year.

        Wendell police department

        Item Wendell North Carolina National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1714,511558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.84.83.3
        There are a total of 17 Wendell police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 41.6% less than the North Carolina average and 14.2% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in North Carolina

        State Total offenders North Carolina /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Rolesville, NC8,00285654739
        Wake Forest, NC44,0681151,0431,158
        Lake Royale, NC3,2281939831,176
        Spring Hope, NC1,4591949881,182
        Kenly, NC2,3851991,0141,213
        Wilson's Mills, NC2,6982171,1051,322
        Clayton, NC23,1791131,2351,348
        Wendell, NC7,962172791962

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Maryville, IL7,962134452586
        Inverness, IL7,95927260287
        Groesbeck, OH7,9592591,5721,831
        Templeton, CA7,9654181,9612,379
        Selah, WA7,9571212,2042,325
        Wendell, NC7,962172791962
        Source: The Wendell, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.