Findings based on data released in 2012 FBI Uniform Crime Report
CARY, NC – Based upon data recently published in the FBI’s annual Uniform Crime Report
(UCR) and reviewed by the Town of Cary’s Crime Analysis Unit, Cary, North Carolina has
the lowest total crime rate in America among municipalities with populations of
The ranking is compiled using the FBI’s data for Total Crime Rate per 1,000 People. Data from the report
is generated from over 18,000 law enforcement agencies that submitted their information through a state
UCR Program or directly to the FBI’s UCR Program. The FBI has collected, published and archived these
statistics since 1930.
“When it comes to staying safe, we have to credit our tremendously dedicated law enforcement professionals
and at the same time recognize we could never do this on our own,” said Town of Cary Police Chief Pat
Bazemore. “We are constantly partnering with our citizens, community, and other Town of Cary
departments to keep Cary one of the best places to live, work and raise a family.”
Cary consistently ranks as one of the safest municipalities regionally and nationally. For 13 consecutive years,
the Town was the highest-ranked municipality in North Carolina and in the southeast based on reports by
CQ Press and its annual publication, “City Crime Rankings: Crime in Metropolitan America.”
Its most recent publication, dated 2011, listed Cary as the third safest among municipalities with populations
of 100,000-499,999. In last year’s 2011 FBI Uniform Crime Report, Cary had the ninth lowest total crime
rate among municipalities with populations of 100,000-500,000.
Additional information about the 2012 FBI Uniform Crime Report is available at www.fbi.gov
For real-time crime updates, follow the Town of Cary’s Safety feed on Twitter @TOC_Safety.