Did you know?
- Between 2012 and 2015, the United States showed a 13.3% reduction in property crime on the national level. For the same three year period, Henderson County experienced a 38.7% reduction in property crime offenses. (Crime rates are based on # of crimes/100,000 persons)
- In 2015, Henderson County had the lowest crime rate in NC for a community with a population over 100,000.
- Following an agency-wide crime reduction initiative, Henderson County's breaking and entering and larceny numbers have dropped by 42% when compared to the 2012 statistics. (Data from December 31, 2016.)
Henderson County Part 1 Crimes 2012-2016
Part 1 Crimes give a good overview of the crimes committed in a given area. They include a variety of offenses such as murder, manslaughter by negligence, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, forcible and non-forcible breaking and entering, larceny from motor vehicle, car theft, arson, and various other larcenies. By the end of 2016, Henderson County has seen a 35% reduction in Part 1 Crimes as compared to Part 1 Crime numbers in 2012.
Henderson County Property Crime Compared to State and National Levels
Henderson County Violent Crime Compared to State and National Levels
The mission of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office is to serve, protect and defend our community by implementing strategies and partnerships that will prevent and reduce crime in order to enhance our community’s quality of life. Our crime reduction objectives can be viewed in our strategic plan.
One of Sheriff McDonald's Strategic Plan Objectives is to increase Deputy presence in the schools. During the 2015-2016 school year, Deputies completed a total of 5,125 school checks. A 'school check' occurs when a Deputy goes into a school and interacts with students, teachers, or administrators. These numbers are in addition to extra security patrols of the school's campus and their regularly assigned School Resource Deputies.