Charlotte, NC
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With a crime rate of 45 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 22. Within North Carolina, more than 85% 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 144.

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 26, which is a rate of 38 per one thousand population.

Charlotte Crime Data

 

Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Charlotte Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

5,732

31,364

37,096

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.93

37.92

44.85

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Charlotte 6.93
North Carolina 3.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 144

in Charlotte

1 in 288

in North Carolina

Charlotte VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 827,097
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Charlotte 37.92
North Carolina 27.50

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in Charlotte

1 in 36

in North Carolina

Charlotte Property CRIMES

Population: 827,097
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Charlotte Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Charlotte 124
North Carolina 27