Reported Annual Crime In Matthews

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMatthews/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,121n/a (estimate)3,5703,1102,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMatthews/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.06.75.3
Rape5n/a15.928.140.4
Robbery22n/a70.192.0102.8
Assault19n/a60.5245.5248.5
Violent crime46n/a (estimate)146372386
Burglary110n/a350.3710.4468.9
Theft909n/a2,894.81,876.21,745.0
Vehicle theft56n/a178.3150.8236.9
Property crime1,075n/a (estimate)3,4232,7382,451
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 15% higher than the North Carolina average and is 26% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Matthews, NC has a violent crime rate that is 61% lower than the North Carolina average and 62% lower than the national average. For property crime, Matthews, NC is 25% higher than the North Carolina average and 40% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Fairview, NC2,88291670761
Marvin, NC5,8061218901,011
Fairview town, NC3,4801218921,013
Weddington, NC9,9061319611,091
Wesley Chapel, NC7,8821319611,091
Hemby Bridge, NC1,3411371,0081,145
Waxhaw, NC10,8781391,0091,148
Matthews, NC28,6771463,4233,570

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Matthews is 26% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.78 daily crimes that occur in Matthews.
  • Matthews is safer than 39% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Matthews you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Matthews has increased by 41%.

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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 1.15 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.26 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Matthews, NC is 2.54 times less than the North Carolina average and 2.64 times less than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Matthews, NC has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.25 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.40 times more 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 63% safer than other cities of North Carolina and 39% 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 683
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Matthews is 1 in 30
The chance of being a victim of crime in Matthews is 1 in 29
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 683 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 30. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 29 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 decreased by 23%, the amount of property crime in Matthews, NC has increased by 46%, and the total amount of crime in Matthews, NC has increased by 41% 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Atwater, CA28,6866903,4174,107
Northampton, MA28,6374522,1042,556
Suisun City, CA28,6272692,1972,466
Jacksonville, AR28,7288614,5575,418
Agawam Town, MA28,6265032,0832,586
Matthews, NC28,6771463,4233,570
Source: The Matthews, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.