Buncombe County, NC Arrest Records

Buncombe County, NC is among the safest counties in the USA with 0.61 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 per 1,000 average. It has lower total crime rate than Harnett, Iredell, Union, Catawba, Johnston counties in North Carolina.
Buncombe County, NC property crime rate is 7.13 per 1,000 residents, lower rate than national average of 28.42 per 1,000. There were 1,019 larceny theft related arrests in 2016 that decreased by 13.05% compared to 2015.

Buncombe County, NC Crime Rate

Total arrests in Buncombe County in 2016 decreased by 7.3% compared to 2015 and is lower than national average of 33.12 per 1,000 people. Violent crimes increased from 129 to 155 while non-violent crime decreased by 9.06% from 2,008 to 1,826.

5 Crimes In Buncombe County, NC in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 1,019
Burglary 666
Motor vehicle theft 141
Aggravated assault 113
Robbery 28

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Buncombe County increased by 20.16% from 2015 and decreased by 0% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 155 to 155. In 2016 violent crime rate in Buncombe County was 87.1% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.061%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rates in Buncombe County decreased by 9.06% from 2015 and decreased by 11.32% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 2,059 to 1,826. In 2016 property crime rate in Buncombe County was 74.91% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of property crime is 0.713%.

How Buncombe stands up against other counties

Buncombe vs. Union

You’ll be in more safety in Buncombe compared to Union county that had 30.3% higher crime rate compared to Buncombe county according to the FBI.
Rape rates of 0.0000 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0199 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.0000 in Union county.
Arson rates of 0.0312 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.1465 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.0706 in Union county.

Names with the most arrests in Buncombe

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the records in Buncombe, North Carolina, the most crimes, that's 34.85% of all records in county are committed by the people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Buncombe County is 0.77% lower than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 2.12 daily crimes that occur in Buncombe County.
  • Buncombe, NC is safer than Union.
  • In Buncombe County you have a 1 in 129 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Buncombe, NC have decreased by 7.3%.

Names in Buncombe County