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

Crime rate in Asheville, NC

The 2022 crime rate in Asheville, NC is 509 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.1 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 97.0% U.S. cities. The 2022 Asheville crime rate rose by 5% compared to 2021. The number of homicides stood at 12 - an increase of 5 compared to 2021. In the last 5 years Asheville has seen increasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Asheville, NC is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Asheville:

509.0
Biltmore Forest:

54.4
Woodfin:

119.7
Weaverville:

144.0
Fletcher:

162.4
Black Mountain:

42.8
Canton:

286.3
Mars Hill:

35.0
Laurel Park:

31.7
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Asheville by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(2.7)
2
(2.4)
5
(5.9)
6
(7.0)
6
(6.9)
4
(4.5)
7
(7.9)
10
(11.2)
7
(7.8)
12
(12.9)
7
(7.5)
11
(11.7)
7
(7.5)
12
(12.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
24
(32.0)
31
(37.2)
22
(26.1)
33
(38.7)
24
(27.8)
43
(48.8)
35
(39.3)
48
(53.6)
51
(56.6)
47
(50.4)
64
(68.3)
67
(71.3)
73
(77.8)
61
(65.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
178
(237.6)
165
(197.9)
181
(214.3)
141
(165.3)
146
(168.9)
194
(220.0)
147
(165.2)
144
(160.8)
181
(200.9)
148
(158.8)
164
(175.1)
153
(162.8)
117
(124.7)
136
(145.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
211
(281.6)
234
(280.6)
236
(279.5)
243
(284.9)
270
(312.3)
260
(294.8)
258
(289.9)
335
(374.1)
363
(402.9)
392
(420.7)
474
(506.2)
543
(577.8)
518
(551.9)
670
(714.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
821
(1,096)
743
(891.0)
753
(891.7)
742
(869.9)
1,015
(1,174)
841
(953.7)
870
(977.5)
752
(839.8)
733
(813.5)
691
(741.5)
833
(889.6)
734
(781.0)
690
(735.2)
676
(721.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,576
(3,438)
2,638
(3,163)
2,875
(3,404)
3,832
(4,493)
3,726
(4,310)
3,164
(3,588)
3,264
(3,667)
3,345
(3,736)
3,191
(3,542)
3,707
(3,978)
4,584
(4,895)
4,166
(4,433)
3,807
(4,056)
3,717
(3,966)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
304
(405.7)
290
(347.8)
321
(380.1)
336
(393.9)
327
(378.3)
272
(308.4)
246
(276.4)
260
(290.4)
324
(359.6)
400
(429.2)
538
(574.5)
528
(561.8)
521
(555.1)
418
(446.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
25
(33.4)
8
(9.6)
11
(13.0)
11
(12.9)
19
(22.0)
17
(19.3)
16
(18.0)
7
(7.8)
7
(7.8)
13
(14.0)
21
(22.4)
29
(30.9)
24
(25.6)
29
(30.9)
City-Data.com crime index405.3366.7381.9423.7434.1408.0391.9419.7429.0443.3527.5521.8483.0509.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- 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 232 registered sex offenders living in Asheville, North Carolina as of May 22, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Asheville is 385 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Asheville, NC?

Violent crime rate in 2022
Asheville:

520.6
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
Asheville:

431.0
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Asheville:

465.0
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Asheville:

424.0
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Asheville:

365.9
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Asheville:

374.0
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Asheville:

343.4
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Asheville:

282.6
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Asheville:

315.2
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Asheville:

282.3
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Asheville:

277.9
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Asheville:

284.8
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Asheville:

281.2
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Asheville:

297.0
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Asheville:

386.7
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Asheville:

262.5
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Asheville:

246.9
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Asheville:

217.0
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Asheville:

409.4
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
Asheville:

433.1
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
Asheville:

462.1
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Asheville:

508.9
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Asheville:

411.6
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Asheville:

393.7
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Asheville:

398.3
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Asheville:

420.3
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Asheville:

416.4
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Asheville:

507.1
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Asheville:

457.7
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Asheville:

405.6
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Asheville:

388.5
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Asheville:

451.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Asheville:

526.1
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Asheville:

379.6
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Asheville:

343.1
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Asheville:

452.3
U.S. Average:

322.3
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 2021, including police officers: 211 (162 officers - 133 male; 29 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
North Carolina average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 252 (202 officers - 166 male; 36 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
North Carolina average:

2.31

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 286 (232 officers - 191 male; 41 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.48
North Carolina average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 283 (222 officers - 181 male; 41 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
North Carolina average:

2.33

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 275 (206 officers - 171 male; 35 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.29
North Carolina average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 263 (200 officers - 169 male; 31 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
North Carolina average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 247 (201 officers - 170 male; 31 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
North Carolina average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 263 (216 officers - 179 male; 37 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.45
North Carolina average:

2.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 249 (213 officers - 180 male; 33 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.46
North Carolina average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 246 (208 officers - 179 male; 29 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.44
North Carolina average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 238 (198 officers - 171 male; 27 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.34
North Carolina average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 268 (193 officers - 163 male; 30 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.31
North Carolina average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 263 (195 officers - 162 male; 33 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.60
North Carolina average:

2.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 266 (195 officers - 160 male; 35 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.63
North Carolina average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 250 (201 officers - 160 male; 41 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.76
North Carolina average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 238 (193 officers - 154 male; 39 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.62
North Carolina average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 220 (175 officers - 137 male; 38 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.45
North Carolina average:

2.44

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 222 (172 officers - 137 male; 35 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.45
North Carolina average:

2.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 219 (170 officers - 138 male; 32 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.43
North Carolina average:

2.43

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

Zip codes: 28704, 28715, 28732, 28801, 28803, 28804, 28805, 28806.