Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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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 peopleWindsor/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime35n/a (estimate)1,0592,4692,324
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)121405370
Vehicle theft2n/a60.5199.3282.7
Property crime31n/a (estimate)9382,0641,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Windsor, NC

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Windsor crime rate is lower than the national average by 54.4%. Specifically, there were 4 violent crimes in Windsor, equivalent to 121 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 67.3%. Furthermore, Windsor recorded 31 property crimes, amounting to 938 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 52%.

While murder rates in the United States have generally declined since 1990, recent years have seen an unfortunate uptick. Windsor stands out with one of the nation's highest murder rates among cities reporting crime data. In Windsor, a total of 1 murders were reported, equating to 30 murders per 100,000 residents. This statistic underscores the challenges facing the area in terms of severe violent crime and the importance of ongoing efforts to enhance safety and security within the community.

Is Windsor a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Windsor, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Windsor presents a total crime rate that is 54% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Windsor experiences an average of 0.1 daily crimes, comprising 0.01 violent incidents and 0.08 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Windsor Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Windsor crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Windsor has increased by 16.7% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 33.3% and property crime has increased by 29.2%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Windsor

In Windsor, the current unemployment rate stands at 1.2%, diverging from the national average of 4.7%. The availability of job opportunities is a pivotal factor influencing unemployment and underemployment rates. Communities where individuals contend with limited employment prospects or a preponderance of low-wage positions may witness elevated rates of joblessness and income inadequacy, which can contribute to heightened crime levels driven by financial insecurity. Conversely, areas characterized by robust employment rates often experience a reduction in overall Windsor crime rates.

Highly populated regions typically encompass expansive urban hubs teeming with diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, giving rise to enclaves of poverty amid affluence. Communities marked by economic disparities may contend with heightened property crimes, and in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, regions characterized by low population density often exhibit lower Windsor crime rates. For instance, in Windsor, the population density stands at 1215.4 people per square mile, diverging from the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

In Windsor, the cost of living is 16.29% lower than the national average. A substantial cost of living can burden residents, particularly those with constrained financial means. When individuals contend with steep housing expenses, grocery bills, utility costs, healthcare and essential needs that strain their budgets, they may turn to criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities characterized by a more affordable cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, which could potentially lead to decreased crime rates.

Windsor crime map

The Windsor crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Windsor 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 Windsor crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Windsor 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

      • Windsor crime rates are 54% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Windsor are 67% lower than the national average
      • In Windsor you have a 1 in 95 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Windsor is safer than 69% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Windsor has increased by 23%

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        Daily Crime In Windsor (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Windsor

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Windsor is 1 in 827
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Windsor is 1 in 107
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Windsor is 1 in 95

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

        Windsor police department

        Item Windsor North Carolina National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)914,511558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.54.83.3
        There are a total of 9 Windsor police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 47.8% less than the North Carolina average and 23.4% 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
        Askewville, NC1825182,6413,159
        Colerain, NC2705232,6633,186
        Lewiston Woodville, NC4095722,9173,489
        Jamesville, NC5785903,0053,594
        Everetts, NC1366073,0953,702
        Hamilton, NC2266283,2023,830
        Plymouth, NC3,4321,4042,9034,307
        Windsor, NC3,4221219381,059

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Benton City, WA3,4222462,1922,438
        Riverside, MO3,4224185,8096,227
        Germantown Hills, IL3,42187510597
        Elizabethtown, NC3,4242601,3261,586
        Annandale, MN3,420147470617
        Windsor, NC3,4221219381,059
        Source: The Windsor, 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.