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

Crime rate in Durham, NC

The 2020 crime rate in Durham, NC is 426 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.7 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 94.8% U.S. cities. The 2020 Durham crime rate rose by 6% compared to 2019. The number of homicides stood at 36 - a decrease of 1 compared to 2019. In the last 5 years Durham has seen increasing violent crime and rise of property crime.
See how dangerous Durham, NC is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Durham:

425.9
Chapel Hill:

121.5
Carrboro:

141.4
Morrisville:

117.8
Hillsborough:

340.7
Butner:

185.6
Creedmoor:

230.2
Cary:

64.1
Apex:

68.1
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Durham by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Murders
(per 100,000)
5
(2.4)
24
(10.8)
21
(9.2)
23
(10.1)
27
(11.7)
21
(8.9)
25
(10.3)
21
(8.4)
34
(13.2)
31
(11.8)
23
(8.5)
33
(12.1)
37
(13.2)
36
(12.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
24
(11.3)
75
(33.8)
63
(27.7)
60
(26.3)
64
(27.7)
63
(26.7)
64
(26.4)
73
(29.2)
74
(28.7)
72
(27.3)
82
(30.5)
82
(30.0)
121
(43.2)
125
(43.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
264
(124.6)
886
(399.5)
710
(312.1)
659
(288.6)
699
(302.3)
615
(261.1)
555
(228.5)
654
(261.9)
738
(286.1)
741
(281.0)
852
(316.6)
723
(264.1)
627
(223.7)
626
(219.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
241
(113.7)
830
(374.2)
797
(350.3)
872
(381.9)
917
(396.6)
1,011
(429.2)
813
(334.8)
1,086
(434.9)
1,339
(519.2)
1,126
(427.0)
1,257
(467.1)
1,125
(410.9)
1,262
(450.3)
1,660
(582.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,110
(523.9)
3,490
(1,574)
3,643
(1,601)
3,652
(1,599)
3,874
(1,675)
3,284
(1,394)
3,090
(1,272)
3,652
(1,462)
3,184
(1,235)
2,265
(858.9)
2,334
(867.4)
2,238
(817.5)
1,972
(703.6)
1,906
(668.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,347
(1,108)
7,584
(3,420)
7,366
(3,238)
6,987
(3,060)
6,768
(2,927)
6,291
(2,671)
6,167
(2,539)
6,853
(2,744)
6,821
(2,645)
5,763
(2,185)
7,200
(2,676)
6,688
(2,443)
7,948
(2,836)
7,779
(2,730)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
334
(157.6)
884
(398.6)
754
(331.4)
718
(314.5)
628
(271.6)
704
(298.9)
650
(267.6)
580
(232.2)
610
(236.5)
625
(237.0)
762
(283.2)
829
(302.8)
758
(270.4)
965
(338.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
14
(6.6)
30
(13.5)
32
(14.1)
28
(12.3)
23
(9.9)
59
(25.0)
28
(11.5)
25
(10.0)
31
(12.0)
19
(7.2)
31
(11.5)
35
(12.8)
39
(13.9)
43
(15.1)
City-Data.com crime index167.5522.2472.4463.7471.6431.7389.2436.4450.1381.5420.3388.7402.4425.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 254.8. 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 370 registered sex offenders living in Durham, North Carolina as of February 22, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Durham is 711 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2020
Durham:

470.3
U.S. Average:

228.3

Violent crime rate in 2019
Durham:

406.6
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Durham:

391.6
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Durham:

439.4
U.S. Average:

226.3

Violent crime rate in 2016
Durham:

404.8
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Durham:

457.7
U.S. Average:

219.4

Violent crime rate in 2014
Durham:

394.4
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Durham:

328.6
U.S. Average:

214.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Durham:

389.7
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Durham:

400.5
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Durham:

381.7
U.S. Average:

195.6

Violent crime rate in 2009
Durham:

377.4
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Durham:

442.3
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Durham:

135.2
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Durham:

501.1
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Durham:

362.9
U.S. Average:

227.1

Violent crime rate in 2004
Durham:

385.0
U.S. Average:

223.6

Violent crime rate in 2003
Durham:

406.1
U.S. Average:

230.3

Property crime rate in 2020
Durham:

321.1
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Durham:

323.1
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Durham:

331.1
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Durham:

349.7
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Durham:

316.6
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Durham:

414.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Durham:

464.5
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Durham:

421.6
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Durham:

457.2
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Durham:

522.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Durham:

520.1
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Durham:

531.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Durham:

545.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Durham:

183.8
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Durham:

561.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Durham:

507.8
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Durham:

527.6
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Durham:

592.6
U.S. Average:

334.1
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: 634 (460 officers - 382 male; 78 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
North Carolina average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 679 (507 officers - 426 male; 81 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
North Carolina average:

2.31

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 638 (471 officers - 395 male; 76 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.68
North Carolina average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 641 (530 officers - 440 male; 90 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.94
North Carolina average:

2.33

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 677 (505 officers - 424 male; 81 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
North Carolina average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 679 (490 officers - 421 male; 69 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
North Carolina average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 696 (512 officers - 440 male; 72 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.99
North Carolina average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 614 (501 officers - 425 male; 76 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
North Carolina average:

2.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 621 (517 officers - 439 male; 78 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.13
North Carolina average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 665 (537 officers - 451 male; 86 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.28
North Carolina average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 618 (476 officers - 406 male; 70 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
North Carolina average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 598 (485 officers - 417 male; 68 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.12
North Carolina average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 608 (460 officers - 392 male; 68 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
North Carolina average:

2.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 584 (450 officers - 384 male; 66 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.03
North Carolina average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 608 (474 officers - 406 male; 68 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.24
North Carolina average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 599 (458 officers - 389 male; 69 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.19
North Carolina average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 583 (435 officers - 377 male; 58 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.12
North Carolina average:

2.44

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 546 (412 officers - 356 male; 56 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.04
North Carolina average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 531 (445 officers - 384 male; 61 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.25
North Carolina average:

2.42

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

Zip codes: 27503, 27701, 27703, 27704, 27705, 27709, 27712.