EXCLUSIVE: Neighborhoods With Most/Least Home Break-ins

Home Break-In Rates

GREENSBORO, N.C. - 2 Wants To Know worked with police and the City of Greensboro to find out which neighborhoods have the most and least home break-ins. We're still working to get this information from High Point and Winston-Salem. As soon as we get it, we'll pass that along as well.

2 Wants To Know found 17 percent of home addresses in the Gate Ridge neighborhood have been broken into within the past three years making it the highest burglary rate in all the city’s major neighborhoods with 100 home addresses or more.

Next highest were the Jonesboro/Scott Park and Hampton Community neighborhoods where 14 percent of home addresses where broken into over three years. And Mayflower, Asheboro Square and Franklin Blvd each with 13 percent. Drastically different from the safest spot in town: Sedgefield - where only point 3 percent reported break ins in the past three years. The citywide average was 5 percent.

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The good news is property crime is dropping in Greensboro, in part because police are doing education campaigns in high risk areas.

“Our officers go out, go door to door. We put flyers on mailboxes," Lt. Walton said. 

All to explain the best ways to protect your home.

“You want to trim the bushes back to where it doesn’t provide a hiding place," Walton said.

Also consider adding some exterior motion activated lights, leaving a car in the driveway, doing everything you can to make a thief think you’re at home. And of course, neighbors should look out for each other. All things you’ve probably heard before but might not be doing.

“You don’t want to make yourself an easy victim," Walton said.

Here's how your major Greensboro neighborhood stacks up:

Major Greensboro neighborhoods

Percent of home addresses broken into over 3 years

Gate Ridge

17.1%

Jonesboro / Scott Park

14.6%

Hampton Community

14.1%

Mayflower

13.3%

Asheboro Square

13.1%

Franklin Blvd / Shirley Ln.

13.0%

Textile Dr. / Waugh St.

11.4%

Piedmont Heights

10.8%

Heath Park

10.8%

Dudley Heights

10.5%

Glenwood

10.3%

Rosewood

10.1%

Phillips Avenue

9.8%

Ole Asheboro

9.5%

Arlington Park

9.3%

Random Woods

9.2%

Warnersville

9.1%

Summit Hills

9.0%

Stonegate Crossing

8.8%

Charles Aycock / Summit Ave

8.6%

Rankin Area

8.5%

Martin Area

8.2%

The Village at Northside

8.2%

Greenfield

8.1%

Bryson Ridge

8.1%

Eastside Park

7.9%

Shannon Woods

7.8%

Lowdermilk Area

7.7%

Park Grove

7.7%

Quail Oaks

7.4%

Spring Valley

7.4%

Southmont

7.2%

Willow Oaks

7.2%

Hillsdale Park

7.0%

Clinton Hills

6.9%

Benbow Park

6.9%

Ardmore Park

6.8%

Glendale Hills

6.8%

East White Oak

6.6%

College Hill

6.4%

OHenry Oaks

6.4%

Pennydale

6.4%

Benjamin Benson

6.3%

Dellwood Park

6.2%

Apple Ridge

6.2%

The Villages at Carriage Woods

6.1%

Nocho Park

6.0%

Chapel Ridge

6.0%

White Oak

5.9%

Cedar Street / Bellemeade Area

5.9%

Brice Street / College Park

5.9%

Hunter Hills

5.8%

Oaks West

5.7%

White Oak / New Town

5.7%

Meadowoods

5.6%

Cone Mills Community

5.4%

Bluford Park

5.1%

CITY WIDE

8.0%

Lindley Park

4.9%

Lincoln Heights

4.9%

Foxcroft

4.6%

Woodland Hills

4.5%

Oak Grove

4.5%

Terre Hamlet

4.3%

British Woods

4.3%

Lamrocton

4.3%

Greentree

4.1%

Westridge

4.1%

Woodmere Park

4.0%

Briarmeade

4.0%

Rolling Roads

3.9%

Friendswood

3.9%

Sedgefield Lakes

3.9%

Chadbury

3.8%

The Reserve

3.8%

Westbury

3.7%

Westerwood

3.6%

Hamilton Lakes

3.6%

Brookstone

3.4%

Wynnmere

3.4%

The Pines

3.4%

Fieldstone

3.3%

Kirkwood

3.3%

Kings Forest

3.3%

Battle Forest

3.2%

Woodlea Acres

3.1%

Old Irving Park

3.1%

Forest Valley

3.1%

Wedgewood

3.0%

Highland Park

3.0%

Greenhaven

3.0%

Green Valley

2.9%

Latham Park

2.9%

Longview Hills

2.9%

Hamilton Hills

2.8%

The Orchard

2.8%

Sunset Hills

2.7%

Friendly Homes

2.7%

Bethany Woods

2.7%

Oak Bend

2.7%

Nealtown Farms

2.7%

Westridge Heights

2.5%

Hamilton Forest

2.5%

Lawndale Homes

2.4%

Lakeshore Village

2.4%

Friendly Lakes

2.4%

Holden Farms

2.4%

Carriage Hills

2.4%

Guilford Greene

2.4%

Idlewood

2.3%

The Cardinal

2.3%

Storrington

2.3%

Three Meadows

2.3%

Fisher Park

2.3%

Westwood

2.3%

Brook Run

2.3%

Guilford Hills

2.2%

Beechcroft

2.0%

Garden Homes

2.0%

Quaker Run

1.9%

North Hills

1.9%

Starmount Forest

1.9%

Wolfetrail Run

1.9%

Brookwood Gardens

1.9%

Friendly Acres

1.8%

Woodlea Lakes

1.8%

Saddlecreek

1.8%

New Irving Park

1.7%

Callum Area

1.7%

Prestwick

1.6%

Pleasant Ridge Farms

1.6%

Raven Ridge

1.5%

Shannon Hills

1.5%

Corinth Village

1.4%

Lake Daniel

1.4%

Jefferson Gardens

1.3%

Westridge Valley

1.1%

River Hills Plantation

0.9%

Lake Jeanette

0.9%

Glen Hollow

0.9%

Friendly Acres North

0.8%

Kildare Woods

0.8%

Marelee

0.7%

The Harbor

0.6%

Pleasant Ridge Farms West

0.6%

White Horse Farms

0.6%

The Thicket

0.5%

Sedgefield

0.3%

 

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