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

Crime rate in Raleigh, NC

The 2019 crime rate in Raleigh, NC is 165 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.6 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 61.0% U.S. cities. The 2019 Raleigh crime rate fell by 36% compared to 2013. The number of homicides stood at 5 - a decrease of 7 compared to 2013.
See how dangerous Raleigh, NC is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Raleigh:

165.5
Garner:

240.2
Knightdale:

162.1
Cary:

61.6
Morrisville:

70.0
Rolesville:

81.9
Wake Forest:

56.7
Apex:

76.0
Holly Springs:

58.0
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Raleigh by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
19
(5.5)
23
(6.3)
34
(8.7)
14
(3.4)
14
(3.3)
17
(4.2)
17
(4.0)
12
(2.8)
5
(1.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
97
(27.8)
99
(27.0)
95
(24.4)
99
(24.4)
99
(23.6)
127
(31.1)
113
(26.9)
79
(18.4)
164
(34.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
782
(224.5)
835
(227.4)
1,025
(263.7)
832
(204.9)
643
(153.2)
680
(166.3)
665
(158.1)
605
(141.0)
322
(67.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,325
(380.4)
1,141
(310.8)
1,091
(280.7)
1,056
(260.1)
984
(234.5)
900
(220.0)
985
(234.2)
987
(230.1)
731
(153.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2,978
(854.9)
2,949
(803.3)
3,095
(796.3)
3,187
(785.0)
3,021
(719.8)
2,985
(729.8)
3,036
(721.8)
3,157
(735.9)
1,200
(251.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
8,666
(2,488)
8,773
(2,390)
9,178
(2,361)
9,834
(2,422)
9,104
(2,169)
9,343
(2,284)
9,812
(2,333)
9,278
(2,163)
6,572
(1,375)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,006
(288.8)
1,040
(283.3)
947
(243.7)
796
(196.1)
870
(207.3)
914
(223.5)
931
(221.4)
705
(164.3)
748
(156.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
71
(20.4)
72
(19.6)
68
(17.5)
66
(16.3)
63
(15.0)
84
(20.5)
59
(14.0)
54
(12.6)
36
(7.5)
City-Data.com crime index359.1339.0342.0307.4272.1287.4285.4259.8165.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. 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 1,901 registered sex offenders living in Raleigh, North Carolina as of April 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Raleigh is 241 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Raleigh, NC?

Violent crime rate in 2019
Raleigh:

146.6
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2013
Raleigh:

209.6
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Raleigh:

231.1
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Raleigh:

232.5
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Raleigh:

224.1
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Raleigh:

263.8
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Raleigh:

314.2
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Raleigh:

308.6
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Raleigh:

341.2
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Raleigh:

331.1
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Raleigh:

259.5
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Raleigh:

284.4
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Raleigh:

309.4
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Raleigh:

142.5
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2013
Raleigh:

280.0
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Raleigh:

294.2
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Raleigh:

293.7
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Raleigh:

283.5
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Raleigh:

307.5
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Raleigh:

313.9
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Raleigh:

322.6
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Raleigh:

338.7
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Raleigh:

356.3
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Raleigh:

282.3
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Raleigh:

364.6
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Raleigh:

436.7
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 2019, including police officers: 646 (544 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.14
North Carolina average:

2.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 855 (732 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.55
North Carolina average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 869 (713 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.52
North Carolina average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 875 (729 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
North Carolina average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 856 (761 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
North Carolina average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 845 (750 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
North Carolina average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 870 (773 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
North Carolina average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 858 (743 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
North Carolina average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 846 (746 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
North Carolina average:

2.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 883 (770 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.83
North Carolina average:

2.58

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 858 (704 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
North Carolina average:

2.58

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 803 (689 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
North Carolina average:

2.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 848 (725 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
North Carolina average:

2.57

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 810 (691 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.50
North Carolina average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 809 (681 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.47
North Carolina average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 792 (670 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.43
North Carolina average:

2.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 762 (648 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.35
North Carolina average:

2.43

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

Zip codes: 27587, 27601, 27605, 27608, 27609, 27612, 27613, 27614, 27615, 27616.