Of the 4,473 cities to report one or more incidents of violence, Asheville ranks No. 329 by violent crime rate, which ranks it in the top 10% most violent U.S. cities. Although violent crime is more common in Asheville than it is nationwide, violent crime is about as common in North Carolina as it is nationwide.
Does Asheville have a high crime rate?
With a crime rate of 71 per one thousand residents, Asheville has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. Ones chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 14.
Is Asheville a dangerous city?
Asheville is in the 33rd percentile for safety, meaning 67% of cities are safer and 33% of cities are more dangerous. This analysis applies to Ashevilles proper boundaries only. See the table on nearby places below for nearby cities. The rate of crime in Asheville is 34.46 per 1,000 residents during a standard year.
Is crime in Asheville bad?
As a general rule, the Asheville area is a very safe place to live. Asheville is the largest city in Western North Carolina, and the population of Asheville is still only 91,560 (as of 2019). So Asheville still has a small town feel with fewer of the crime problems that can plague bigger cities.