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

Crime rate in New Bern, NC

The 2018 crime rate in New Bern, NC was 251 (City-Data.com crime index), which was comparable to the U.S. average. It was higher than in 77.1% of U.S. cities. The 2018 New Bern crime rate fell by 14% compared to 2017. In the last 5 years New Bern has seen an increase in violent crime and a decrease in property crime.
See how dangerous New Bern, NC is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
New Bern:

251.5
Trent Woods:

24.6
River Bend:

33.4
Vanceboro:

285.7
Maysville:

246.3
Havelock:

171.6
Aurora:

194.7
Newport:

131.5
Grifton:

396.3
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in New Bern by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(8.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.5)
1
(3.4)
1
(3.3)
3
(9.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.6)
2
(6.6)
1
(3.3)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
13
(54.7)
18
(73.2)
10
(35.4)
8
(27.0)
10
(33.4)
10
(33.1)
7
(22.9)
7
(23.0)
3
(9.9)
7
(23.2)
N/AN/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
45
(189.4)
49
(199.3)
54
(191.1)
23
(77.6)
51
(170.6)
36
(119.2)
43
(140.9)
38
(125.1)
28
(92.0)
41
(136.0)
47
(155.7)
27
(91.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
94
(395.7)
83
(337.6)
91
(322.1)
109
(367.5)
113
(378.0)
114
(377.5)
70
(229.4)
77
(253.5)
83
(272.7)
74
(245.5)
92
(304.7)
81
(273.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
341
(1,435)
307
(1,249)
433
(1,533)
779
(2,627)
714
(2,388)
745
(2,467)
525
(1,721)
310
(1,021)
204
(670.3)
167
(554.1)
198
(655.8)
195
(658.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,113
(4,685)
1,056
(4,295)
1,391
(4,923)
973
(3,281)
1,053
(3,522)
1,066
(3,530)
992
(3,251)
936
(3,082)
894
(2,938)
856
(2,840)
792
(2,623)
718
(2,426)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
41
(172.6)
71
(288.8)
42
(148.7)
54
(182.1)
40
(133.8)
50
(165.6)
50
(163.9)
21
(69.1)
29
(95.3)
23
(76.3)
15
(49.7)
27
(91.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(12.6)
2
(8.1)
4
(14.2)
1
(3.4)
4
(13.4)
3
(9.9)
2
(6.6)
1
(3.3)
2
(6.6)
5
(16.6)
2
(6.6)
2
(6.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)498.3468.2473.2454.8479.0484.8370.1306.9275.2280.3287.6251.5

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 115 registered sex offenders living in New Bern, North Carolina as of February 18, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in New Bern is 267 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2016
New Bern:

227.3
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
New Bern:

205.4
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
New Bern:

212.4
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
New Bern:

208.1
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
New Bern:

301.4
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
New Bern:

314.4
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
New Bern:

256.3
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2007
New Bern:

299.1
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
New Bern:

341.6
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
New Bern:

364.1
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
New Bern:

306.6
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2002
New Bern:

406.5
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
New Bern:

266.7
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
New Bern:

269.8
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
New Bern:

264.3
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
New Bern:

295.2
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
New Bern:

368.6
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
New Bern:

531.2
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
New Bern:

694.8
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
New Bern:

673.8
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
New Bern:

716.7
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2007
New Bern:

575.0
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
New Bern:

507.8
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
New Bern:

547.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
New Bern:

505.7
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2002
New Bern:

474.5
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: 107 (83 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.80
North Carolina average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 111 (86 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.85
North Carolina average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 103 (81 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.69
North Carolina average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 103 (78 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.56
North Carolina average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 110 (83 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.73
North Carolina average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 106 (76 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.49
North Carolina average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 101 (74 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.45
North Carolina average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 111 (76 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.54
North Carolina average:

2.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 125 (82 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.76
North Carolina average:

2.58

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 133 (87 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.97
North Carolina average:

2.58

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 134 (89 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.08
North Carolina average:

2.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 127 (81 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.87
North Carolina average:

2.57

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 129 (88 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.80
North Carolina average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 122 (85 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.68
North Carolina average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 124 (87 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.76
North Carolina average:

2.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 117 (84 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.63
North Carolina average:

2.43

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in New Bern, NC
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 28560.