Report: Violent crime in Wilmington at 13-year low


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The city of Wilmington’s crime rate is at an all-time low.

According to 2022 crime data shared by Wilmington Police Chief Donnie Williams; violent crime, burglary and total first-part crime are at record lows since 2009. Chief Williams attributed those numbers to the help of several agencies and community members.

“No single organization or single agency can absorb these cuts. It took a lot of effort on many fronts to make this happen,” Williams said during the meeting.

All violent crimes, including murder and rape, decreased from 2021 until 2022. The exception was only robberies, the number of which increased by one case.

Police responded to 13 murders, 79 rapes, 106 robberies and 405 aggravated assaults.

While shootings have increased across the country over the past few years, Wilmington saw a decrease in shooting incidents from 2021 to 2022.

Last year there were seven fewer accidents and 26 less victims than in 2021.

In 2022, a total of 11 shots claimed 13 lives. According to Chief Williams, one was a drug bust, two were gang-related, two were domestic violence incidents and six were fatal assaults.

Arrests were made in 10 of the 11 incidents.

Overall, the number of property crimes decreased by 3 percent compared to 2021. However, the number of car thefts and arsons increased. Law enforcement officers registered 417 thefts, 2578 thefts, 267 car thefts and 15 arsons.

Report: Violent crime in Wilmington at 13-year low

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