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Bunk, Home Buyer in Murphy, NC

Why is the violence rate so high in Murphy? 75%? Is this murder or domestic violence? Rape?

Asked by Bunk, Murphy, NC Mon Nov 14, 2011

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Bunk - I'm not sure where you're getting that data but I have to say that it certainly isn't accurate. I have lived in Murphy NC since 1999, coming from Tampa Florida. Talk about a high crime rate! Regardless, Murphy is a wonderful and very safe place to live. The people are friendly and every one looks out for one another. We raised two children here and it was a true joy! Anyone can take statistics and skew them to one side or the other. But statistics don't make a community. Statistics don't tell you about the help you get when you have a problem. Statistics don't tell you about people pulling together when someone suffers a hardship. We can live anywhere we want and we CHOOSE Murphy!!!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 14, 2011
I think he misinterpreted the graph they show on the page, when giving info regarding the city of the property your viewing. I assure you...he saw the whole thing green, and the HIGH murder rate is dark green. That's it thats all. I can't wait to get moved down to that area!~ I am ready! One of the most beautiful places on earth I think! Couldn't ask for anything more when it comes to natural beauty!
Flag Thu Jan 23, 2014
This person must be on some type of medication. The crime rate in Murphy is practically nil. I have a sister who just built another house there. One of the reasons is the people and the lack of crime. It is a wonderful place to live.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed May 9, 2012
I am also seeing a high crime rate for the Marble-Murphy area. I was looking at this site:

and there appears to be a lot of theft and burglary. I was looking to move from the Asheville area to Marble but now I'm not so sure there's any difference. What the heck??
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 11, 2015
I've seen some of the statistics you are referring to that shows Murphy with a high crime rate. I was hugely puzzled by it because as mentioned, the crime rate here is next to nothing. When I reviewed the statistic further, it was calculating the numbers inaccurately. For example, the actual city limits of Murphy is approximately 1,700 people. It took all the crime that happened in the AREA that is considered Murphy (ie. mailing area) that is composed of probably about 17,500-22,500 people and compared it to the actual number of the people just in town. It's a very bogus, inaccurate calculation. Long story short, we're blessed to live in a great and safe community! :)

0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 3, 2012
Breaking and Enterings have occured in unoccupied homes in isolated locations.
We were told by officials that may be atttributed to the current economy and seems to be an association with drug users.
We were not told of any violence to the occupants.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 25, 2012
Murphy is a peaceful non-crime city. Violent crime is basically nil and the few times in the past 10 yrs there has been any violent crime it is mostly among acquaintances.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 23, 2012
Some one has given you some bad information there is very litle violence in Murphy crime rate is very low. Murphy is a nice quiet mountain town, a great place to retire to with lots of outdoor activities.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 7, 2012
we visited murphy from venice fl in June 2015 looking for vacation property in the mountains. while at the realtors the front page of the newspaper reported closure of a multi-year operation that resulted in about a dozen arrests all related to meth production and trafficking. They were using USFS land as well for production in the middle of nowhere. Apparently there is a meth problem in the Murphy area but there are drug problems in almost all communities. But one arrest like this can skew the numbers significantly. We are reconsidering purchasing property there. And certainly when I see a real estate broker questioning crime or any derogatory data I become concerned, but then don't all residents have a vested interest in talking up the virtues of their communities. Any input?
Flag Sun Jul 5, 2015
We have a peaceful community where people enjoy the solitude of nature, fabulous views,mountain lakes, forestry trails, water falls and relaxing moments grilling on decks and porches. The beautiful surroundings, and relaxed populous work as a calming influence which directly opposes the notion of violence. I am certain you have mis information.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 26, 2012
You are saying the 3 out of 4 people in that city are victims of VIOLENT CRIME?

Where did you get your information?

From someone that you trust?

Good luck and may God bless
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 14, 2011
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