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Crime rate in Burlington, 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 Burlington, NC compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Burlington, NC

The 2018 crime rate in Burlington, NC is 377 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.4 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 90.3% U.S. cities. The 2018 Burlington crime rate fell by 13% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 4. In the last 5 years Burlington has seen increasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Burlington, NC is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Burlington:

377.1
Graham:

305.9
Elon:

39.8
Haw River:

323.5
Gibsonville:

87.0
Mebane:

269.5
Liberty:

60.3
Hillsborough:

275.3
Greensboro:

347.0
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Burlington by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
4
(8.4)
4
(8.2)
3
(6.2)
3
(6.0)
1
(1.9)
3
(5.7)
2
(4.0)
2
(3.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(5.8)
6
(11.5)
6
(11.4)
4
(7.5)
4
(7.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
13
(27.4)
17
(35.0)
16
(32.9)
15
(30.0)
26
(50.5)
11
(21.1)
14
(27.7)
17
(33.1)
16
(31.1)
20
(38.7)
15
(28.8)
15
(28.4)
N/AN/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
91
(191.9)
110
(226.6)
103
(211.5)
117
(233.7)
115
(223.6)
69
(132.2)
104
(205.5)
105
(204.2)
100
(194.5)
88
(170.5)
75
(144.2)
71
(134.6)
114
(215.2)
61
(114.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
312
(657.9)
314
(646.9)
282
(579.2)
243
(485.4)
259
(503.5)
312
(597.6)
285
(563.3)
282
(548.3)
246
(478.6)
241
(466.8)
276
(530.7)
300
(568.6)
381
(719.1)
349
(653.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
719
(1,516)
692
(1,426)
763
(1,567)
924
(1,846)
794
(1,544)
794
(1,521)
880
(1,739)
671
(1,305)
546
(1,062)
460
(891.0)
431
(828.8)
430
(815.0)
502
(947.4)
481
(901.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,352
(4,960)
2,251
(4,637)
2,054
(4,219)
2,231
(4,457)
2,425
(4,714)
2,599
(4,978)
2,668
(5,273)
1,998
(3,885)
1,977
(3,846)
1,506
(2,917)
1,361
(2,617)
1,309
(2,481)
1,402
(2,646)
1,303
(2,441)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
136
(286.8)
175
(360.5)
150
(308.1)
145
(289.7)
145
(281.9)
126
(241.3)
121
(239.1)
123
(239.2)
112
(217.9)
98
(189.8)
92
(176.9)
94
(178.2)
112
(211.4)
93
(174.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
9
(19.0)
16
(33.0)
8
(16.4)
11
(22.0)
9
(17.5)
9
(17.2)
4
(7.9)
5
(9.7)
4
(7.8)
8
(15.5)
9
(17.3)
1
(1.9)
7
(13.2)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index555.4556.0521.0533.8531.3512.4556.2471.0424.6381.4372.4370.1435.2377.1

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 209 registered sex offenders living in Burlington, North Carolina as of July 11, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Burlington is 257 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2016
Burlington:

402.8
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Burlington:

389.4
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Burlington:

369.0
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Burlington:

367.7
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Burlington:

417.1
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Burlington:

420.0
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Burlington:

397.4
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Burlington:

418.0
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Burlington:

401.5
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Burlington:

440.6
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Burlington:

488.2
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Burlington:

469.2
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Burlington:

285.4
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Burlington:

269.6
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Burlington:

300.3
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Burlington:

328.4
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Burlington:

353.5
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Burlington:

313.8
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Burlington:

323.1
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Burlington:

352.5
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Burlington:

437.4
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Burlington:

491.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Burlington:

647.4
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Burlington:

589.3
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Burlington:

586.7
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Burlington:

635.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Burlington:

570.6
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Burlington:

571.1
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Burlington:

594.3
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Burlington:

409.2
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Burlington:

513.2
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Burlington:

561.7
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: 168 (134 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.51
North Carolina average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 157 (121 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.28
North Carolina average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 161 (121 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.29
North Carolina average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 150 (119 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.29
North Carolina average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 171 (123 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
North Carolina average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 167 (124 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.41
North Carolina average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 167 (123 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.39
North Carolina average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 162 (122 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.41
North Carolina average:

2.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 160 (117 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.24
North Carolina average:

2.58

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 153 (111 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
North Carolina average:

2.58

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 146 (102 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.04
North Carolina average:

2.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 144 (105 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
North Carolina average:

2.57

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 150 (110 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.45
North Carolina average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 147 (106 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.36
North Carolina average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 141 (104 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
North Carolina average:

2.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 145 (109 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.43
North Carolina average:

2.43

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

Zip codes: 27217, 27249, 27253, 27377.