Reported Annual Crime In Charlotte

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCharlotte/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime39,023n/a (estimate)4,4453,0972,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCharlotte/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder61n/a6.95.14.9
Rape216n/a24.626.738.6
Robbery1,947n/a221.887.9101.9
Assault3,724n/a424.2227.3237.8
Violent crime5,948n/a (estimate)678347373
Burglary6,755n/a769.5745.2491.4
Theft24,091n/a2,744.41,871.11,775.4
Vehicle theft2,229n/a253.9133.8220.2
Property crime33,075n/a (estimate)3,7682,7502,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Charlotte, NC is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Charlotte, NC. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Charlotte, NC averages 44% higher than the rest of North Carolina while the rate of crime on a national scale is 55% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Charlotte, NC is 95% higher than the average rate of crime in North Carolina and 82% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 37% higher than the remainder of the state of North Carolina and 52% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Charlotte, NC area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Charlotte is 55% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.18 daily crimes that occur in Charlotte.
  • Charlotte is safer than 12% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Charlotte you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Charlotte has increased by 7%.

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Daily Crime In Charlotte (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Charlotte, NC per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for North Carolina as well as national figures. In Charlotte, NC the total number of daily crimes is 1.44 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.55 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Charlotte, NC are 1.95 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.82 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Charlotte, NC has a daily crime rate that is 1.37 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.52 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Charlotte (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in North Carolina and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Charlotte, NC? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Charlotte, NC has been ranked safer than 23% of other cities in the state of North Carolina. In addition, Charlotte, NC is safer than 12% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all North Carolina and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Charlotte, NC. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Charlotte, NC is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Charlotte

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Charlotte is 1 in 148
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Charlotte is 1 in 27
The chance of being a victim of crime in Charlotte is 1 in 23
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Charlotte, NC? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Charlotte, NC, then there is a 1 in 148 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 27. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 23 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Charlotte, NC.

Year Over Year Crime In Charlotte (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether Charlotte, NC is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Charlotte, NC has increased by 15% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 6% year over year. Total crimes for Charlotte, NC has increased by 7% in the same time frame.

Charlotte police department

ItemCharlotteNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2,12214,511556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.83.3

Sex offenders in North Carolina

StateTotal offendersNorth Carolina /100KNational /100K
North Carolina21,070256222
There are a total of 21,070 sex offenders in North Carolina. This yields a total of 256 sex offenders in North Carolina per 100,000 residents which is 15% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Lowesville, NC3,159110870979
Marvin, NC5,8061138941,007
Wesley Chapel, NC7,8821229651,087
Weddington, NC9,9061229651,087
Stallings, NC14,185791,0491,127
Charlotte, NC774,8076783,7684,445

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Fort Worth, TX778,5735253,5864,111
Columbus, OH811,9435463,9344,481
San Francisco, CA829,0727776,1386,915
Indianapolis, IN835,0971,2884,7916,079
Jacksonville, FL837,5336483,6734,321
Charlotte, NC774,8076783,7684,445
Source: The Charlotte, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.