Cary, NC Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
1,674
Total Crimes
970.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
-60.82%
Below National Average
12 out of 218
In North Carolina
3,204 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Cary, NC?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Cary is 970.3 per 100,000 people. That's -60.82% lower than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and -64.45% lower 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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Cary SnackAbility

9.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
9
Affordability
8
Diversity
9
Safety
8.5
Amenities
9
Education
9.5
Commute
8

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Cary
/ 100k People
North Carolina
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,674 970.3 2,729.1 2,476.7
Murder 1 0.6 6.0 5.0
Robbery 34 19.7 72.5 81.6
Aggravated Assault 67 38.8 262.4 250.2
Violent Crime 114 66.1 371.8 366.7
Burglary 185 107.2 519.1 340.5
Larceny 1,298 752.4 1,666.0 1,549.5
Car Theft 77 44.6 172.2 219.9
Property Crime 1,560 904.2 2,357.3 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Cary

114.0
Violent Crimes
66.1
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-81.98%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 1,513.4 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Cary each year. That compares to a 1 in 269.0 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Cary is 66.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -81.98% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -82.23% lower than the North Carolina violent crime rate of 371.8 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Cary

1,560.0
Property Crimes
904.2
Property Crimes / 100k People
-57.14%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 110.6 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Cary each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Cary is 904.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -57.14% lower than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And -61.64% lower than the North Carolina property crime rate of 2,357.3 per 100,000 people.

Cary 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 Cary

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Raleigh, NC 477,828 9,742 2,038.8 1,783.1 255.7
Durham, NC 280,282 12,718 4,537.6 3,807.6 730.0
Chapel Hill, NC 61,457 984 1,601.1 1,506.7 94.4
Apex, NC 56,276 580 1,030.6 936.5 94.2
Holly Springs, NC 38,577 281 728.4 663.6 64.8
Garner, NC 31,137 1,155 3,709.4 3,455.7 253.7
Fuquay-Varina, NC 30,977 321 1,036.3 952.3 83.9
Morrisville, NC 28,796 391 1,357.8 1,316.2 41.7
Carrboro, NC 21,841 438 2,005.4 1,863.5 141.9
Knightdale, NC 18,351 368 2,005.3 1,776.5 228.9
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