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. 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.
Importantly, when Greensboro is compared to other communities with a similar population, Greensboro's crime rate (violent and property crime combined) is significantly higher than average.