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Crime rate in Asheville, North Carolina (NC): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Asheville, NC compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Asheville, NC

The 2018 crime rate in Asheville, NC is 444 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.6 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 93.4% U.S. cities. The 2018 Asheville crime rate rose by 4% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 12 - an increase of 5 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Asheville has seen increasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Asheville, NC is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Asheville:

444.1
Biltmore Forest:

53.8
Woodfin:

141.7
Weaverville:

163.2
Fletcher:

108.7
Black Mountain:

134.6
Canton:

316.3
Marshall:

24.7
Mars Hill:

51.0
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Asheville by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(2.8)
4
(5.4)
10
(13.7)
2
(2.7)
2
(2.7)
2
(2.6)
5
(5.9)
6
(7.0)
4
(4.5)
7
(7.9)
10
(11.2)
7
(7.8)
12
(12.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
16
(22.4)
49
(66.5)
27
(37.0)
33
(44.5)
24
(32.0)
31
(40.2)
22
(26.1)
33
(38.7)
43
(48.8)
35
(39.3)
48
(53.6)
N/AN/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
229
(320.0)
206
(279.6)
229
(314.1)
251
(338.2)
178
(237.6)
165
(214.1)
181
(214.3)
141
(165.3)
194
(220.0)
147
(165.2)
144
(160.8)
181
(200.9)
148
(158.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
187
(261.3)
214
(290.5)
239
(327.8)
249
(335.5)
211
(281.6)
234
(303.6)
236
(279.5)
243
(284.9)
260
(294.8)
258
(289.9)
335
(374.1)
363
(402.9)
392
(420.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
991
(1,385)
793
(1,076)
1,014
(1,391)
907
(1,222)
821
(1,096)
743
(964.1)
753
(891.7)
742
(869.9)
841
(953.7)
870
(977.5)
752
(839.8)
733
(813.5)
691
(741.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3,642
(5,089)
2,834
(3,847)
2,818
(3,865)
2,951
(3,976)
2,576
(3,438)
2,638
(3,423)
2,875
(3,404)
3,832
(4,493)
3,164
(3,588)
3,264
(3,667)
3,345
(3,736)
3,191
(3,542)
3,707
(3,978)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
633
(884.4)
472
(640.7)
417
(572.0)
410
(552.4)
304
(405.7)
290
(376.3)
321
(380.1)
336
(393.9)
272
(308.4)
246
(276.4)
260
(290.4)
324
(359.6)
400
(429.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
40
(55.9)
25
(33.9)
51
(70.0)
62
(83.5)
25
(33.4)
8
(10.4)
11
(13.0)
11
(12.9)
17
(19.3)
16
(18.0)
7
(7.8)
7
(7.8)
13
(14.0)
City-Data.com crime index542.9486.5514.6498.3405.3396.8381.9423.7408.0391.9419.7426.4444.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 196 registered sex offenders living in Asheville, North Carolina as of November 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Asheville is 456 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


When are crimes committed in Asheville, NC?

Violent crime rate in 2016
Asheville:

343.4
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Asheville:

282.6
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Asheville:

315.2
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2012
Asheville:

277.9
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Asheville:

284.8
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Asheville:

304.3
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Asheville:

297.0
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Asheville:

386.7
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Asheville:

385.4
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Asheville:

362.4
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Asheville:

318.6
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Asheville:

255.9
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Asheville:

246.5
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Asheville:

265.9
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Asheville:

411.6
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Asheville:

393.7
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Asheville:

398.3
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Asheville:

420.3
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Asheville:

416.4
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2012
Asheville:

457.7
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Asheville:

405.6
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Asheville:

420.4
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Asheville:

451.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Asheville:

526.1
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Asheville:

557.2
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Asheville:

503.7
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Asheville:

664.0
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Asheville:

451.4
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Asheville:

432.9
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Asheville:

369.3
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 283 (222 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
North Carolina average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 275 (206 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.29
North Carolina average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 263 (200 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
North Carolina average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 247 (201 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
North Carolina average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 263 (216 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.45
North Carolina average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 249 (213 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.46
North Carolina average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 246 (208 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.44
North Carolina average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 238 (198 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.34
North Carolina average:

2.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 268 (193 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.50
North Carolina average:

2.58

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 263 (195 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.60
North Carolina average:

2.58

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 266 (195 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.63
North Carolina average:

2.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 250 (201 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.76
North Carolina average:

2.57

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 238 (193 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.80
North Carolina average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 220 (175 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.54
North Carolina average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 222 (172 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.50
North Carolina average:

2.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 219 (170 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.47
North Carolina average:

2.43

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Asheville, NC
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 28704, 28715, 28732, 28801, 28803, 28804, 28805, 28806.