Charlotte, NC
Crime Rates



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Charlotte, NC crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

With a crime rate of 44 per one thousand residents, Charlotte has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 23. Within North Carolina, more than 91% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Charlotte.

How does the crime rate in Charlotte compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Charlotte with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Charlotte's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Charlotte does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Charlotte.

For Charlotte, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Charlotte is one in 141.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Charlotte is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Charlotte, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 27, which is a rate of 37 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Charlotte has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Charlotte is one in 308.

Charlotte Crime Data

 

Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Charlotte Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

6,171

32,269

38,440

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.07

36.98

44.06

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Charlotte 7.07
North Carolina 3.78

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 141

in Charlotte

1 in 265

in North Carolina

Charlotte VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 872,498
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 56 381 1,650 4,084
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.44 1.89 4.68

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Charlotte 36.98
North Carolina 24.94

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Charlotte

1 in 40

in North Carolina

Charlotte Property CRIMES

Population: 872,498
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 5,252 24,182 2,835
Rate per 1,000 6.02 27.72 3.25

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Charlotte Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Charlotte 128
North Carolina 26