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

Crime rate in Shelby, NC

The 2016 crime rate in Shelby, NC is 384 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.4 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 90.7% U.S. cities. The 2016 Shelby crime rate fell by 12% compared to 2015. The number of homicides stood at 5 - an increase of 3 compared to 2015. In the last 5 years Shelby has seen decline of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Shelby, NC is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Shelby:

383.8
Boiling Springs:

68.3
Cherryville:

227.2
Kings Mountain:

257.2
Blacksburg:

431.8
Bessemer City:

148.6
Gaffney:

583.5
Forest City:

533.9
Gastonia:

438.4
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Shelby by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Murders
(per 100,000)
5
(23.1)
5
(23.1)
2
(9.3)
3
(13.9)
1
(4.7)
0
(0.0)
4
(19.6)
1
(4.9)
4
(19.7)
2
(9.9)
5
(24.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
10
(46.2)
14
(64.6)
20
(93.3)
8
(37.2)
11
(51.3)
9
(43.7)
14
(68.6)
10
(49.4)
4
(19.7)
12
(59.2)
6
(29.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
69
(319.0)
67
(308.9)
69
(321.9)
41
(190.6)
47
(219.3)
36
(174.9)
36
(176.5)
33
(162.9)
32
(157.4)
41
(202.3)
30
(148.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
114
(527.1)
94
(433.4)
86
(401.2)
89
(413.7)
86
(401.3)
63
(306.1)
102
(500.0)
81
(399.8)
106
(521.4)
121
(597.0)
82
(406.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
465
(2,150)
373
(1,720)
324
(1,511)
339
(1,576)
337
(1,573)
295
(1,433)
304
(1,490)
193
(952.6)
217
(1,067)
221
(1,090)
203
(1,007)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,086
(5,021)
855
(3,942)
815
(3,802)
717
(3,333)
654
(3,052)
516
(2,507)
546
(2,676)
454
(2,241)
466
(2,292)
516
(2,546)
475
(2,355)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
99
(457.7)
91
(419.6)
51
(237.9)
22
(102.3)
42
(196.0)
36
(174.9)
37
(181.4)
31
(153.0)
33
(162.3)
27
(133.2)
50
(247.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
16
(74.0)
5
(23.1)
9
(42.0)
6
(27.9)
7
(32.7)
8
(38.9)
2
(9.8)
3
(14.8)
1
(4.9)
7
(34.5)
6
(29.8)
City-Data.com crime index672.3588.8547.0449.3444.3363.3472.9346.7386.0436.0383.8

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.




According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 166 registered sex offenders living in Shelby, North Carolina as of September 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Shelby is 125 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2016
Shelby:

357.0
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Shelby:

478.6
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Shelby:

398.4
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Shelby:

340.6
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Shelby:

446.0
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Shelby:

284.2
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Shelby:

371.0
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Shelby:

367.2
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2007
Shelby:

473.5
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Shelby:

481.9
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Shelby:

515.5
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Shelby:

537.3
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Shelby:

622.3
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Shelby:

581.7
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2016
Shelby:

356.3
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Shelby:

365.3
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Shelby:

352.4
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Shelby:

325.5
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Shelby:

459.0
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Shelby:

438.3
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Shelby:

496.5
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Shelby:

497.1
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2007
Shelby:

528.1
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Shelby:

604.0
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Shelby:

749.7
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Shelby:

724.2
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Shelby:

700.6
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Shelby:

653.6
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: 88 (75 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.75
North Carolina average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 83 (70 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.46
North Carolina average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 85 (72 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.57
North Carolina average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 87 (74 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.65
North Carolina average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 88 (75 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.69
North Carolina average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 82 (69 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.41
North Carolina average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 85 (72 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.53
North Carolina average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 82 (71 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.45
North Carolina average:

2.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 85 (71 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.31
North Carolina average:

2.58

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 85 (71 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.30
North Carolina average:

2.58

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 88 (70 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.27
North Carolina average:

2.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 85 (68 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.17
North Carolina average:

2.57

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 87 (71 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.65
North Carolina average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 82 (67 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.44
North Carolina average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 82 (67 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.44
North Carolina average:

2.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 80 (67 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.44
North Carolina average:

2.43

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

Zip codes: 28150.