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

Crime rate in Rocky Mount, NC

The 2017 crime rate in Rocky Mount, NC is 405 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.4 times greather than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 90.3% U.S. cities. The 2017 Rocky Mount crime rate is about the same compared to 2016. The number of homicides stood at 15 - an increase of 11 compared to 2016. In the last 5 years Rocky Mount has seen decreasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Rocky Mount, NC is compared to nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Rocky Mount:

404.5
Sharpsburg:

339.1
Nashville:

225.3
Whitakers:

457.1
Pinetops:

242.3
Tarboro:

251.3
Wilson:

371.7
Spring Hope:

155.1
Enfield:

451.5
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Rocky Mount by year

Type

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
7
(12.4)
5
(8.8)
8
(14.0)
12
(20.8)
14
(24.5)
7
(12.3)
11
(18.4)
12
(20.6)
8
(13.8)
4
(7.0)
15
(26.4)
12
(21.4)
4
(7.2)
15
(27.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
21
(37.1)
20
(35.2)
22
(38.4)
22
(38.1)
21
(36.8)
30
(52.5)
14
(23.5)
13
(22.3)
13
(22.4)
16
(28.1)
15
(26.4)
14
(25.0)
12
(21.6)
N/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
195
(344.5)
180
(316.5)
197
(343.9)
225
(389.6)
266
(465.6)
267
(467.4)
210
(351.8)
151
(259.4)
128
(220.7)
154
(270.1)
113
(199.1)
106
(189.4)
116
(209.3)
95
(172.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
236
(417.0)
341
(599.5)
270
(471.3)
318
(550.6)
361
(631.9)
427
(747.5)
453
(758.9)
393
(675.2)
600
(1,034)
425
(745.3)
390
(687.1)
310
(553.8)
303
(546.6)
270
(490.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,227
(2,168)
1,414
(2,486)
1,380
(2,409)
1,696
(2,936)
1,354
(2,370)
1,345
(2,355)
1,057
(1,771)
1,146
(1,969)
1,046
(1,803)
992
(1,740)
735
(1,295)
640
(1,143)
593
(1,070)
554
(1,005)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3,589
(6,341)
3,184
(5,598)
3,264
(5,698)
3,535
(6,121)
3,240
(5,671)
2,704
(4,734)
2,339
(3,919)
2,625
(4,510)
2,192
(3,779)
2,179
(3,821)
1,929
(3,399)
1,610
(2,876)
N/A1,310
(2,378)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
249
(439.9)
235
(413.2)
232
(405.0)
386
(668.3)
221
(386.8)
185
(323.9)
170
(284.8)
145
(249.1)
145
(250.0)
111
(194.7)
80
(141.0)
76
(135.8)
98
(176.8)
120
(217.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
22
(38.9)
17
(29.9)
19
(33.2)
11
(19.0)
16
(28.0)
36
(63.0)
13
(21.8)
19
(32.6)
15
(25.9)
10
(17.5)
19
(33.5)
10
(17.9)
12
(21.6)
16
(29.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 280.6)682.1691.6685.0802.9768.2736.3616.5610.1616.0556.8509.0436.4409.1404.5

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 192 registered sex offenders living in Rocky Mount, North Carolina as of October 16, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rocky Mount is 299 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Rocky Mount, NC?

Violent crime rate in 2016
Rocky Mount:

414.0
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Rocky Mount:

439.5
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Rocky Mount:

522.4
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Rocky Mount:

549.8
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Rocky Mount:

677.6
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Rocky Mount:

530.9
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Rocky Mount:

615.7
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Rocky Mount:

684.5
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2007
Rocky Mount:

634.5
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Rocky Mount:

549.7
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Rocky Mount:

473.9
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Rocky Mount:

510.8
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Rocky Mount:

442.8
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Rocky Mount:

413.0
U.S. Average:

272.2

Violent crime rate in 2001
Rocky Mount:

585.3
U.S. Average:

276.6

Property crime rate in 2017
Rocky Mount:

352.6
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2015
Rocky Mount:

392.8
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Rocky Mount:

450.1
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Rocky Mount:

568.2
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Rocky Mount:

587.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Rocky Mount:

656.6
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Rocky Mount:

592.8
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Rocky Mount:

756.2
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2007
Rocky Mount:

815.6
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Rocky Mount:

993.6
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Rocky Mount:

827.4
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Rocky Mount:

839.1
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Rocky Mount:

817.0
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Rocky Mount:

801.1
U.S. Average:

336.9

Property crime rate in 2001
Rocky Mount:

816.1
U.S. Average:

337.2
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 2017, including police officers: 198 (160 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.90
North Carolina average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 202 (160 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.89
North Carolina average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 199 (158 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.82
North Carolina average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 192 (155 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.73
North Carolina average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 193 (146 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.56
North Carolina average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 188 (152 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.62
North Carolina average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 207 (165 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.83
North Carolina average:

2.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 207 (165 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.76
North Carolina average:

2.58

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 203 (150 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.63
North Carolina average:

2.58

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 170 (128 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.25
North Carolina average:

2.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 188 (146 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.56
North Carolina average:

2.57

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 166 (131 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.34
North Carolina average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 189 (147 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.63
North Carolina average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 171 (130 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.33
North Carolina average:

2.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 175 (135 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.42
North Carolina average:

2.43

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Rocky Mount, NC
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 27801, 27803.