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

Crime rate in Durham, NC

The 2018 crime rate in Durham, NC is 386 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.4 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 90.8% U.S. cities. The 2018 Durham crime rate fell by 8% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 33 - an increase of 10 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Durham has seen rise of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Durham, NC is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Durham:

386.3
Chapel Hill:

158.9
Carrboro:

154.7
Morrisville:

93.2
Hillsborough:

275.3
Butner:

198.5
Creedmoor:

150.6
Cary:

68.7
Apex:

80.5
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Durham by year

Type

2005

2006

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
35
(17.1)
13
(6.2)
24
(10.8)
21
(9.2)
23
(9.8)
27
(11.7)
21
(8.9)
21
(8.4)
34
(13.2)
23
(8.5)
33
(12.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
89
(43.4)
98
(46.9)
75
(33.8)
63
(27.7)
60
(25.7)
64
(27.7)
63
(26.7)
73
(29.2)
74
(28.7)
N/AN/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
627
(305.7)
977
(467.6)
886
(399.5)
710
(312.1)
659
(281.9)
699
(302.3)
615
(261.1)
654
(261.9)
738
(286.1)
852
(316.6)
723
(264.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
726
(354.0)
869
(415.9)
830
(374.2)
797
(350.3)
872
(373.0)
917
(396.6)
1,011
(429.2)
1,086
(434.9)
1,339
(519.2)
1,257
(467.1)
1,125
(410.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
3,157
(1,539)
3,098
(1,483)
3,490
(1,574)
3,643
(1,601)
3,652
(1,562)
3,874
(1,675)
3,284
(1,394)
3,652
(1,462)
3,184
(1,235)
2,334
(867.4)
2,238
(817.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
7,944
(3,874)
7,617
(3,646)
7,584
(3,420)
7,366
(3,238)
6,987
(2,989)
6,768
(2,927)
6,291
(2,671)
6,853
(2,744)
6,821
(2,645)
7,200
(2,676)
6,688
(2,443)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
936
(456.4)
1,151
(550.9)
884
(398.6)
754
(331.4)
718
(307.1)
628
(271.6)
704
(298.9)
580
(232.2)
610
(236.5)
762
(283.2)
829
(302.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
43
(21.0)
48
(23.0)
30
(13.5)
32
(14.1)
28
(12.0)
23
(9.9)
59
(25.0)
25
(10.0)
31
(12.0)
31
(11.5)
35
(12.8)
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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.
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According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 318 registered sex offenders living in Durham, North Carolina as of July 13, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Durham is 827 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2015
Durham:

457.7
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Durham:

394.4
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2012
Durham:

389.7
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Durham:

400.5
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Durham:

372.8
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Durham:

377.4
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Durham:

442.3
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2006
Durham:

501.1
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Durham:

407.4
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Durham:

385.0
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Durham:

406.1
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Durham:

455.0
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Durham:

331.1
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Durham:

349.7
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2015
Durham:

414.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Durham:

464.5
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2012
Durham:

457.2
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Durham:

522.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Durham:

507.9
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Durham:

531.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Durham:

545.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Durham:

561.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Durham:

570.0
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Durham:

527.6
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Durham:

592.6
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Durham:

554.7
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: 641 (530 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.94
North Carolina average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 677 (505 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
North Carolina average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 679 (490 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
North Carolina average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 696 (512 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.99
North Carolina average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 614 (501 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
North Carolina average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 621 (517 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.13
North Carolina average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 665 (537 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.28
North Carolina average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 618 (476 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
North Carolina average:

2.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 598 (485 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
North Carolina average:

2.58

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 608 (460 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
North Carolina average:

2.58

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 584 (450 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.03
North Carolina average:

2.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 608 (474 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.24
North Carolina average:

2.57

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 599 (458 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.45
North Carolina average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 583 (435 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.33
North Carolina average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 546 (412 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.20
North Carolina average:

2.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 531 (445 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
North Carolina average:

2.43

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

Zip codes: 27503, 27701, 27703, 27704, 27705, 27709, 27712.