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

Crime rate in Nags Head, NC

The 2018 crime rate in Nags Head, NC is 318 (City-Data.com crime index), which is comparable to the U.S. average. It was higher than in 85.1% U.S. cities. The 2018 Nags Head crime rate fell by 41% compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Nags Head has seen rise of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Nags Head, NC is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Nags Head:

317.6
Manteo:

339.9
Kill Devil Hills:

481.9
Kitty Hawk:

232.4
Southern Shores:

110.8
Duck:

491.0
Elizabeth City:

431.6
Hertford:

330.3
Edenton:

418.1
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Nags Head by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(128.3)
6
(191.3)
1
(32.1)
1
(32.6)
1
(32.8)
6
(193.7)
3
(106.5)
1
(35.1)
2
(69.9)
1
(34.0)
N/AN/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(32.1)
3
(95.6)
1
(32.1)
2
(65.3)
1
(32.8)
1
(32.3)
4
(142.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.0)
1
(34.0)
1
(34.0)
1
(34.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(224.5)
14
(446.3)
10
(321.1)
7
(228.5)
7
(229.4)
9
(290.6)
3
(106.5)
4
(140.2)
6
(209.8)
12
(408.4)
17
(577.6)
6
(205.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
104
(3,335)
74
(2,359)
62
(1,991)
133
(4,341)
163
(5,343)
141
(4,553)
146
(5,185)
69
(2,419)
159
(5,559)
123
(4,187)
100
(3,398)
49
(1,675)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
260
(8,339)
216
(6,886)
196
(6,294)
179
(5,842)
191
(6,260)
190
(6,135)
158
(5,611)
98
(3,435)
108
(3,776)
119
(4,050)
105
(3,568)
89
(3,043)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(96.2)
8
(255.0)
3
(96.3)
9
(293.7)
3
(98.3)
3
(96.9)
5
(177.6)
1
(35.1)
2
(69.9)
5
(170.2)
2
(68.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.9)
1
(32.1)
1
(32.6)
1
(32.8)
4
(129.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.1)
4
(139.9)
1
(34.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index731.9731.9498.4652.4714.2794.6750.7365.6654.2587.8538.9317.6

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 2 registered sex offenders living in Nags Head, North Carolina as of December 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Nags Head is 1,459 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2016
Nags Head:

255.3
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Nags Head:

192.3
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Nags Head:

105.2
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2012
Nags Head:

230.8
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2010
Nags Head:

355.2
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Nags Head:

163.9
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Nags Head:

179.5
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Nags Head:

208.7
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Nags Head:

462.2
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Nags Head:

256.6
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Nags Head:

76.8
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Nags Head:

68.8
U.S. Average:

262.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Nags Head:

487.2
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Nags Head:

868.2
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Nags Head:

1,065.4
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Nags Head:

1,311.2
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Nags Head:

660.7
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2012
Nags Head:

1,344.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2010
Nags Head:

1,231.8
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Nags Head:

1,396.3
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Nags Head:

1,204.3
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Nags Head:

727.4
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Nags Head:

854.3
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Nags Head:

1,098.5
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Nags Head:

672.6
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Nags Head:

711.6
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 2018, including police officers: 20 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.15
North Carolina average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 25 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.82
North Carolina average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 25 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.83
North Carolina average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 24 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.69
North Carolina average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 24 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.71
North Carolina average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 23 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.43
North Carolina average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 23 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.46
North Carolina average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 23 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.52
North Carolina average:

2.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 22 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.46
North Carolina average:

2.58

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 21 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.23
North Carolina average:

2.58

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 23 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.85
North Carolina average:

2.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 20 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.78
North Carolina average:

2.57

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 24 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

8.15
North Carolina average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 22 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.41
North Carolina average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 24 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

8.15
North Carolina average:

2.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 23 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.78
North Carolina average:

2.43

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Nags Head, NC
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 27959.