Asheville, NC Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
6,618
Total Crimes
7,067.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
185.36%
Above National Average
198 out of 218
In North Carolina
9,704 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Asheville, NC?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Asheville is 7,067.4 per 100,000 people. That's 185.36% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 158.96% higher than the North Carolina total crime rate of 2,729.1 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Asheville SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
8
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
9

How Does Asheville Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Asheville
/ 100k People
North Carolina
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 6,618 7,067.4 2,729.1 2,476.7
Murder 6 6.4 6.0 5.0
Robbery 163 174.1 72.5 81.6
Aggravated Assault 467 498.7 262.4 250.2
Violent Crime 695 742.2 371.8 366.7
Burglary 833 889.6 519.1 340.5
Larceny 4,552 4,861.1 1,666.0 1,549.5
Car Theft 538 574.5 172.2 219.9
Property Crime 5,923 6,325.2 2,357.3 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Asheville

695.0
Violent Crimes
742.2
Violent Crimes / 100k People
102.40%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 134.7 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Asheville each year. That compares to a 1 in 269.0 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Asheville is 742.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 102.40% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 99.62% higher than the North Carolina violent crime rate of 371.8 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Asheville

5,923.0
Property Crimes
6,325.2
Property Crimes / 100k People
199.79%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 15.8 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Asheville each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Asheville is 6,325.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 199.79% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 168.32% higher than the North Carolina property crime rate of 2,357.3 per 100,000 people.

Asheville Crime Compared To North Carolina Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in North Carolina.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Asheville

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Hendersonville, NC 14,234 741 5,205.8 4,777.3 428.6
Fletcher, NC 8,392 133 1,584.8 1,525.3 59.6
Black Mountain, NC 8,187 197 2,406.3 2,308.5 97.7
Woodfin, NC 6,541 128 1,956.9 1,773.4 183.5
Weaverville, NC 4,013 157 3,912.3 3,812.6 99.7
Biltmore Forest, NC 1,410 16 1,134.8 1,134.8 0.0
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