Crime Rate in Rocky Mount

Crime in Rocky Mount is at an all time low. Read more on how police, government & citizens are affecting economic growth, lowering the crime rate in Rocky Mount NC.

Three Signs of a Bright Future for Rocky Mount

Happy 150th birthday Rocky Mount!

From its humble beginnings as a “rocky mound” to earning a “Best Main Street in the Making” honor, Rocky Mount has blossomed over the last century and a half, creating a great environment to live, work and raise a family. Read more about the remarkable strides the city has taken, from lowering the Rocky Mount crime rate to fighting unemployment. 

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How Can You Fight Crime in Rocky Mount?

If you look at the crime rate in Rocky Mount, you’ll find there’s reason to celebrate—the city is now experiencing the lowest number of part 1 crimes in 39 years. Part 1 crimes include homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft and arson.

Over the past several years, residents and police have joined forces through innovative programs to make the city safer and less dangerous...

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Rocky Mount State of the City 2017 {VIDEO}

UPDATED: Rocky Mount, NC - State of the City Address in 2017

Rocky Mount State of the City, 2014

How Does CompStat Help Rocky Mount Police Reduce Crime?

CompStat stands for COMPuter STATistics. Crime statistics are collected and mapped. Officers are able to have accurate, timely intelligence that helps them rapidly deploy as needed. Each officer can follow up and assess the safety and security of his or her “beat.”It's used by police departments across the country as one of several crime reduction initiatives. New York City is just one of the many success stories.

In 1993, New York City had 1,946 murders. The system was implemented in 1994. In 2015, the murder rate was down to 352. CompStat works effectively hand-in-hand with other programs to make communities safer and less dangerous.

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Three Things You Can Learn from the Rocky Mount Citizens' Police Academy

Learn how Rocky Mount citizens get an in-depth look at the inner workings of the Rocky Mount Police Department. The 
Citizen's Police Academy offers behind-the-scenes work and community partnerships that are one of the reasons that crime in Rocky Mount is at a 37-year low.

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How Community Oriented Policing is Fighting Crime in Rocky Mount

The first Tuesday in August, there was a dance-off at Cokey Apartments. This was not your typical dance-off. While the residents' children demonstrated their skills, the Rocky Mount Police Department also got into the groove. This is how the Rocky Mount Police Department and the community are fighting crime together.

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Crime Reduction Initiatives in Rocky Mount, NC

You can’t argue with results.

Over the past three years, there has been a steady decrease in Rocky Mount’s crime rate, a perfect example of what can happen when new city initiatives help with fighting crime.

 

The Rocky Mount Police Department (RMPD) has implemented several strategies, including ShotSpotter, Green Dot, Focused Deterrence Violent Crime Reduction Call-in and others.

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Going on Vacation? Fight Crime and Protect Your Home While You’re Away

Who doesn't love vacation? But one thing you don't need is to come home to find someone has stolen your precious belongings. The Rocky Mount Police Department have some useful advice on how to keep your home safe while you're away. The department is working with local citizens and organizations to help fight crime in Rocky Mount, and their hard work is paying off: the city's crime rate is at a 37-year low.

 

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Learn About Fighting Crime in Rocky Mount at the Citizen's Police Academy

Would you like to ride along with a patrol officer, gaining insight into the day-to-day lives of law enforcement? How about gathering behind-the-scenes information on what happens during a criminal trial?

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Great News! Crime in Rocky Mount, NC is at 37-year Low

Rocky Mount, NC Lowers Crime

Rocky Mount, NC has taken a bite out of crime; for the second year, the crime rate has dropped 15 to 16 percent. How did the city do it? It's a combination of revitalization, community policing, extensive training and partnering with citizens. “This report is a testament to the ongoing, outstanding work of Rocky Mount Police Department personnel,” Police Chief James Moore said

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