With a crime rate of 45 per thousand residents, Greensboro has one of the highest crime rates in the United States compared to all communities of all sizes, from the smallest towns to the largest cities. The likelihood of becoming a victim of a violent or property crime is one in 22.Considering the crime rate alone, the Greensboro metropolitan area is less safe than the North Carolina state average and as safe as the national average. Greensboro has its share of crime like any big city, but overall, it's a safe city. Greensboro's crime rate is close to or below the national average.
Many high-tech industries, along with universities, give the city a sense of luxury and there aren't many areas of high poverty. Safe areas are very safe and there are areas that should be avoided.