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Total crime 44%
Violent crime 18%
Property crime 48%
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 peopleWilson/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,765n/a (estimate)3,5772,7292,489
Murder2n/a4.16.05.0
Rape18n/a36.531.042.6
Robbery60n/a121.672.581.6
Assault140n/a283.7262.4250.2
Violent crime220n/a (estimate)446372379
Burglary364n/a737.7519.1340.5
Theft1,066n/a2,160.31,666.01,549.5
Vehicle theft115n/a233.1172.2219.9
Property crime1,545n/a (estimate)3,1312,3572,110

Key findings

  • Wilson crime rates are 44% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Wilson are 18% higher than the national average
  • In Wilson you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Wilson is safer than 18% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Wilson has decreased by 10%

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

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      Daily Crime In Wilson (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Wilson, NC per 100,000 people. In Wilson, the total number of daily crimes is 1.31 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.44 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Wilson is 1.20 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.18 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Wilson has a daily crime rate that is 1.33 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.48 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Wilson (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Wilson to every other city in North Carolina, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Wilson safe? The gauges above illustrate that Wilson is safer than 39% of every city located within North Carolina along with 18% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in North Carolina and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Wilson, NC is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wilson

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wilson is 1 in 225
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wilson is 1 in 32
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Wilson is 1 in 28
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Wilson? In Wilson, you have a 1 in 225 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 32. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Wilson, NC is 1 in 28.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Wilson, North Carolina (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Wilson has decreased by 12%, the amount of property crime in Wilson has decreased by 10%, and the total amount of crime in Wilson has decreased by 10% year over year.

      Wilson police department

      ItemWilsonNorth CarolinaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)13314,511558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.74.83.3
      There are a total of 133 Wilson police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 44.1% less than the North Carolina average and 17.8% 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
      Fremont, NC1,0601751,1101,285
      Spring Hope, NC1,4411781,1291,307
      Elm City, NC1,6181821,1551,337
      Kenly, NC1,7441831,1581,341
      Lucama, NC1,0361941,2291,423
      Sharpsburg, NC2,4092131,3501,563
      Bailey, NC5153572,6793,036
      Wilson, NC49,5584463,1313,577

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Downers Grove, IL49,555931,4801,573
      Logan, UT49,5392171,3281,545
      Olympia, WA49,6084773,4793,956
      Florin, CA49,4867283,8514,579
      Galveston, TX49,4434783,2323,711
      Wilson, NC49,5584463,1313,577
      Source: The Wilson, 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.