Reported Annual Crime In Matthews

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMatthews/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime776n/a (estimate)2,5263,0972,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMatthews/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a3.35.14.9
Rape3n/a9.826.738.6
Robbery17n/a55.387.9101.9
Assault37n/a120.4227.3237.8
Violent crime58n/a (estimate)189347373
Burglary86n/a279.9745.2491.4
Theft605n/a1,969.21,871.11,775.4
Vehicle theft27n/a87.9133.8220.2
Property crime718n/a (estimate)2,3372,7502,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Matthews, NC. The total number of reported crimes in Matthews, NC is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Matthews, NC crime rate is 18% lower than the North Carolina average and is 12% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Matthews, NC has a violent crime rate that is 46% lower than the North Carolina average and 49% lower than the national average. For property crime, Matthews, NC is 15% lower than the North Carolina average and 6% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Matthews is 12% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.92 daily crimes that occur in Matthews.
  • Matthews is safer than 49% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Matthews you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Matthews has decreased by 5%.

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Daily Crime In Matthews (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Matthews, NC per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for North Carolina and on a national scale. In Matthews, NC the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.23 times less than the North Carolina average and 1.13 times less than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Matthews, NC is 1.84 times less than the North Carolina average and 1.97 times less than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Matthews, NC has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.18 times less than the North Carolina average and 1.06 times less than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Matthews (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Matthews, NC in comparison to other notable cities in the state of North Carolina as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Matthews, NC to other cities in the state and across the country, Matthews, NC is 71% safer than other cities of North Carolina and 49% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in North Carolina cities and all around the United States, Matthews, NC has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Matthews, NC crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Matthews

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Matthews is 1 in 530
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Matthews is 1 in 43
The chance of being a victim of crime in Matthews is 1 in 40
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Matthews, 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 Matthews, NC, then there is a 1 in 530 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 43. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 40 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Matthews, NC.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Matthews, NC is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Matthews, NC has increased by 26%, the amount of property crime in Matthews, NC has decreased by 7%, and the total amount of crime in Matthews, NC has decreased by 5% year to year.

Matthews police department

ItemMatthewsNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6914,511556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.44.83.3
There are a total of 69 Matthews police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 48.8% less than the North Carolina average and 25.1% less than the National average.

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
Fairview, NC2,88285673758
Waxhaw, NC10,87874772846
Marvin, NC5,8061138941,007
Fairview town, NC3,4801138951,008
Weddington, NC9,9061229651,087
Matthews, NC28,6771892,3372,526

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City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Atwater, CA28,6866743,7614,435
Northampton, MA28,6374352,2222,656
Suisun City, CA28,6272742,9523,226
Jacksonville, AR28,7287544,8275,581
Agawam Town, MA28,6265222,2562,778
Matthews, NC28,6771892,3372,526
Source: The Matthews, 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.