Neighborhood Scout says that 25 out of every 1,000 people in Buncombe County are victims of crime. This is more than in most other U.S. areas. For every 1,000 people who live there, there are 3.2 serious crimes and 21.6 property crimes. Buncombe County has a 1 in 40 chance of having a crime happen to you.
Based on the number of crimes per 1,000 people, these are the five most dangerous areas in Buncombe County:
|Crime rate per 1,000 residents
|Violent crime rate per 1,000 residents
|Property crime rate per 1,000 residents
|Emma / Dry Ridge
|Woodfin / Grace
|Biltmore Forest / Biltmore
|Leicester / Newfound
Emma / Dry Ridge
The crime rate in this area is 69.4, which is 18% higher than the county average. There are 9.6 serious crimes per 100,000 people and 59.8 property crimes per 100,000 people. There is a 1 in 14 chance of becoming a victim of crime in this area.
Woodfin / Grace
There are 64.7 crimes per 100,000 people in this area, which is 161% more than the county general. It takes 8.5 crimes to break something, and 56.2 crimes happen to damage property. There is a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of crime in this area.
Biltmore Forest / Biltmore
With a crime rate of 60.9, this place is 146% more dangerous than the rest of the county. The rate of property crime is 53.4 and the rate of serious crime is 7.5. There is a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime in this area.
There are 57.8 crimes per 1,000 people in this area, which is 133% more than the county average. The rate of property crime is 50.7 and the rate of serious crime is 7.1. There is a 1 in 17 chance of experiencing crime in this area.
Leicester / Newfound
With a crime rate of 55.7, this area is 125% more dangerous than the rest of the county. Crime rates for property damage are 49 and crimes against people are 6.7. There is an 18% chance of becoming a victim of crime in this area.
How Is Buncombe County Different From Other NC Counties?
About 1.1 million people live in Buncombe County, which is in North Carolina. You can find it in the western part of the state. There are mountains, woods, rivers, and lakes there. Asheville, Hendersonville, and Black Mountain are some of the places in Buncombe County.
In Buncombe County, there are 24.8 crimes for every 1,000 people who live there. This is more than most U.S. counties charge. The rate of serious crime is 3.2 per 1,000 people, and the rate of property crime is 21.6 per 1,000 people. A person in Buncombe County has a 1 in 40 chance of being a victim of either a physical or property crime.
Buncombe County is safer for both violent and property crimes than the rest of North Carolina and the country as a whole. Certain parts of the county, though, are more dangerous. It is most dangerous to live in Emma/Dry Ridge, Woodfin/Grace, Biltmore Forest/Biltmore, Asheville, and Leicester/Newfound in Buncombe County. More than twice as much crime happens here as it does in the rest of the county.
People who live in Asheville, Emma/Dry Ridge, Woodfin/Grace, Biltmore Forest/Biltmore, and Leicester/Newfound should be extra careful and take steps to stay safe. There are more than twice as many crimes in these places as in the rest of the county. Most of the crimes are property crimes.
To lower your chances of becoming a victim, people who live in these areas should know about the crime rates in their area, take simple safety precautions, and be alert. People can also help make the area safer for everyone by working together as a group and with the police.
We can make sure that everyone in the county feels safe and protected by recognizing and working to improve places with higher crime rates.