FBI stats show violent crime down in much of Triangle
Posted November 10, 2014
The estimated number of violent crimes in the nation decreased 4.4 percent in 2013 when compared with 2012 data, while the violent crime rate declined 5.1 percent nationwide, the FBI said.
In Raleigh, violent crimes dropped by nearly 100, or about 5.5 percent, from 2012, meaning the crime rate dropped to 392 incidents per 100,000 residents last year from 423 per 100,000 residents.
In Cary, the number of violent crimes dropped 11.3 percent, with the rate declining from 81 per 100,000 residents in 2012 to 68 per 100,000 residents last year.
Violent crimes in Chapel Hill declined by 18.4 percent. The rate went down from 148 per 100,000 residents in 2012 to 121 per 100,000 residents last year.
Durham's numbers are broken out in the 2013 FBI crime statistics. An FBI spokeswoman said providing data is voluntary, and not every law enforcement agency participates.
Fayetteville's crime rate went from 576 incidents per 100,000 residents in 2012 to 578 per 100,000 residents last year, as the number of crimes dropped by 1 percent while the population fell by 1.7 percent.
Property crimes also were down nationally and in many area cities, according to the FBI report.
Nationwide, property crimes decreased 4.1 percent. In Raleigh, the number of such crimes dropped 4.6 percent, and they dropped 14.3 percent in Chapel Hill and 6.9 percent in Fayetteville. Property crimes were up 8.6 percent in Cary last year.