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Crime Report for Lenoir,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Lenoir, is 1.8 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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Lenoir Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Lenoir, has a violent crime rate of 359 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 710 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Lenoir 359
NC 710
National 676

Lenoir, is in the 45% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 68% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 45% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Lenoir, or said another way, 55% of cities in have crime rates higher than Lenoir.


  Review crime rate data for Lenoir,

Crime Lenoir NC Nation
Violent Crime Total 358.7 709.5 676
Murder / NNH 22.4 8.4 6.5
Forcible Rape 5.6 32.8 31.1
Robbery Rate 117.7 272.6 197.4
Aggravated Assault 213.0 381.8 315
Property Crime Total 5441.9 5547.7 3726.9
Burglary 1109.7 1472.3 812.3
Larceny Theft 3967.9 3677.2 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 364.3 398.2 382.3
Arson 33.6 29.9 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Lenoir, has a property crime rate of 5441.9 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 5547.7 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Lenoir 5441.9
NC 5547.7
National 3727



Lenoir Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 53
National Percentile Rank - 89