How safe is Asheville, NC?

Asheville experiences a lower rate of violent and property crime than much-larger Charlotte. Incidents in Asheville are more likely to occur in neighborhoods that are closer to the city center. 

Crime Index

Index Score: 7.4 /10

How we calculate this.


Asheville has a lower crime rate than similarly sized metro areas.

Crime Rate 2016

Crime rate is the number of crimes committed per 100,000 people.
Asheville, NC

232.2

Lower than average crime
Metro areas similar to Asheville
Santa Rosa, CA

371.0

Lower than average crime
Lexington-Fayette, KY

264.0

Lower than average crime
Lafayette, LA

> 376.0

Average crime
Asheville, NC

2106.2

Lower than average crime
Metro areas similar to Asheville
Santa Rosa, CA

1500.0

Lower than average crime
Lexington-Fayette, KY

2377.0

Higher than average crime
Lafayette, LA

1188.0

Lower than average crime

Violent Crime Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report.