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

Crime rate in Greensboro, NC

The 2020 crime rate in Greensboro, NC is 436 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.7 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 95.2% U.S. cities. The 2020 Greensboro crime rate rose by 4% compared to 2019. The number of homicides stood at 59 - an increase of 14 compared to 2019. In the last 5 years Greensboro has seen rise of violent crime and rise of property crime.
See how dangerous Greensboro, NC is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Greensboro:

435.6
High Point:

329.1
Archdale:

157.3
Kernersville:

293.0
Gibsonville:

149.4
Elon:

60.5
Randleman:

169.4
Thomasville:

261.6
Reidsville:

542.3
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Greensboro by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Murders
(per 100,000)
40
(16.8)
24
(9.6)
24
(9.5)
20
(7.4)
34
(12.5)
21
(7.6)
27
(9.7)
23
(8.2)
26
(9.1)
35
(12.1)
46
(15.9)
37
(12.6)
45
(15.1)
59
(19.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
94
(39.5)
109
(43.7)
76
(30.0)
56
(20.8)
72
(26.4)
70
(25.4)
70
(25.1)
52
(18.4)
72
(25.2)
84
(29.1)
88
(30.3)
80
(27.3)
115
(38.6)
95
(31.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
942
(395.6)
998
(399.9)
908
(358.6)
626
(232.1)
559
(204.7)
556
(201.4)
496
(177.6)
487
(172.6)
530
(185.3)
550
(190.6)
664
(228.9)
536
(182.7)
620
(208.0)
581
(193.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,236
(519.1)
1,026
(411.1)
932
(368.1)
810
(300.4)
762
(279.0)
908
(328.8)
856
(306.4)
784
(277.8)
1,079
(377.3)
1,186
(410.9)
1,394
(480.6)
1,207
(411.5)
1,673
(561.4)
1,969
(656.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4,704
(1,975)
4,942
(1,980)
4,789
(1,891)
4,221
(1,565)
3,617
(1,324)
3,345
(1,211)
2,972
(1,064)
2,508
(888.7)
2,369
(828.5)
2,146
(743.5)
2,062
(710.9)
2,117
(721.8)
2,222
(745.6)
2,212
(737.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
8,943
(3,756)
9,759
(3,910)
9,668
(3,818)
8,755
(3,247)
8,058
(2,951)
8,153
(2,953)
8,063
(2,886)
7,119
(2,523)
7,296
(2,551)
6,455
(2,237)
7,424
(2,560)
7,035
(2,399)
7,807
(2,620)
7,503
(2,502)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,131
(475.0)
1,108
(444.0)
846
(334.1)
800
(296.7)
742
(271.7)
566
(205.0)
502
(179.7)
533
(188.9)
539
(188.5)
676
(234.2)
846
(291.7)
679
(231.5)
989
(331.9)
1,115
(371.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
135
(56.7)
108
(43.3)
108
(42.7)
87
(32.3)
81
(29.7)
129
(46.7)
112
(40.1)
114
(40.4)
99
(34.6)
116
(40.2)
115
(39.6)
76
(25.9)
91
(30.5)
103
(34.3)
City-Data.com crime index614.2586.9536.0424.3395.7381.0358.2316.6344.5347.1396.3349.2419.3435.6

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 601 registered sex offenders living in Greensboro, North Carolina as of March 03, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Greensboro is 478 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2020
Greensboro:

496.2
U.S. Average:

228.3

Violent crime rate in 2019
Greensboro:

453.5
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Greensboro:

349.6
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Greensboro:

416.8
U.S. Average:

226.3

Violent crime rate in 2016
Greensboro:

354.1
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Greensboro:

324.7
U.S. Average:

219.4

Violent crime rate in 2014
Greensboro:

259.9
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Greensboro:

286.4
U.S. Average:

214.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Greensboro:

305.6
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Greensboro:

293.1
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Greensboro:

301.9
U.S. Average:

195.6

Violent crime rate in 2009
Greensboro:

412.3
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Greensboro:

468.4
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Greensboro:

530.4
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Greensboro:

471.1
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Greensboro:

367.5
U.S. Average:

227.1

Violent crime rate in 2004
Greensboro:

326.2
U.S. Average:

223.6

Violent crime rate in 2003
Greensboro:

310.6
U.S. Average:

230.3

Property crime rate in 2020
Greensboro:

328.4
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Greensboro:

329.9
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Greensboro:

299.0
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Greensboro:

313.9
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Greensboro:

295.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Greensboro:

321.5
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Greensboro:

332.2
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Greensboro:

384.1
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Greensboro:

420.6
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Greensboro:

453.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Greensboro:

519.9
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Greensboro:

619.3
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Greensboro:

658.2
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Greensboro:

654.1
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Greensboro:

615.8
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Greensboro:

497.4
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Greensboro:

460.8
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Greensboro:

454.2
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: 774 (671 officers - 538 male; 133 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
North Carolina average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 746 (643 officers - 538 male; 105 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
North Carolina average:

2.31

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 767 (637 officers - 533 male; 104 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
North Carolina average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 781 (630 officers - 542 male; 88 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
North Carolina average:

2.33

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 749 (656 officers - 565 male; 91 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
North Carolina average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 786 (681 officers - 590 male; 91 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.36
North Carolina average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 781 (671 officers - 582 male; 89 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.35
North Carolina average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 801 (694 officers - 591 male; 103 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.46
North Carolina average:

2.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 808 (666 officers - 566 male; 100 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
North Carolina average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 757 (621 officers - 531 male; 90 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.25
North Carolina average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 773 (636 officers - 550 male; 86 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.33
North Carolina average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 746 (641 officers - 554 male; 87 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
North Carolina average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 743 (602 officers - 524 male; 78 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
North Carolina average:

2.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 700 (593 officers - 511 male; 82 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
North Carolina average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 645 (534 officers - 458 male; 76 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.24
North Carolina average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 664 (530 officers - 455 male; 75 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.24
North Carolina average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 627 (511 officers - 439 male; 72 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
North Carolina average:

2.44

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 645 (528 officers - 455 male; 73 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.27
North Carolina average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 669 (500 officers - 427 male; 73 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
North Carolina average:

2.42

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

Zip codes: 27214, 27235, 27282, 27301, 27313, 27358, 27401, 27403, 27405, 27407, 27408, 27409, 27410, 27455.