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Places With The Lowest Crime In North Carolina 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score91
  • Holly Springs, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,126
  • For the past 4 years, I have enjoyed my time living in Holly Springs, North Carolina a clean and excellent community in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina. Holly Springs is a multicultural suburb…[read more]
84
  • Pinehurst, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,522
  • My plan is to retire in Pinehurst, N.C., in the next few years. I love the area. Golf is my favorite hobby and living in Pinehurst is like living in a large gated community. The cost of living here is…[read more]
88
  • Cary, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 155,822
  • I want to move to Cary NC for lots of reasons It's great to raise a family it has low crime great schools affordable housing everything is a great stat for this place except the cost of living although…[read more]
85
  • Davidson, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,076
  • Davidson, NC is a beautiful city that rests against Lake Norman. It's along Highway 77 and has a lot of amazing places to eat and shop. A lot of the cities I choose for working remotely need to have…[read more]
85
  • Oak Ridge, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,617
82
  • Porters Neck, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,052
72
  • Marvin, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,056
82
  • Ogden, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,909
73
  • Wesley Chapel, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,217
71
  • Lake Norman of Catawba, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,918
90
  • Apex, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 43,893
  • This place is okay. Please delete my old review. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .…[read more]
77
  • Winterville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,484
79
  • Summerfield, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,758
  • I was raised in Greensboro, N.C., with friends living in Summerfield. When I got married, I decided to raise my family in Summerfield. There is not much shopping in the area, but Greensboro is just…[read more]
73
  • Weddington, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,254
  • Living in Weddington, NC for the last several years has been an absolute delight! The main theme of the town is community. People are hospitable, and you can always run into a friend or two during Food…[read more]
87
  • Fletcher, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,547
75
  • Gibsonville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,759
  • I can't believe the amount of litter that is tolerated. Bulk trash is put on the curb, left for weeks at a time. They changed the chemicals in the water and never gave notice. I've been in pools that…[read more]
74
  • Boone, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,241
  • I love living in Boone. There is so much to do that you never have to be bored. From fun hiking trails to the Daniel Boone Native Gardens, we never have a shortage of things to do. The only downside that…[read more]
90
  • Morrisville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,600
  • The city wraps in in the loving arms of charming, beautiful Southern architecture and trees that offer shade for a peaceful walk almost any time of the year. Summers can get a bit hot, but it's not…[read more]
85
  • Stokesdale, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,278
68
  • Oak Island, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,359
  • Great area for a beach week. In summer it's a wonderful place to be except for the ramped up traffic from tourists. In winter it can be depressing, grey and pretty lifeless. Friendship is often based on…[read more]
90
  • Cornelius, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,426
  • This is one of the most beautiful areas in not just North Carolina, but all of the South. Many people think of hoop dresses, plantations, columns, and forest pavilions when they think of Southern…[read more]
89
  • Wake Forest, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,472
  • There is so much to say about this beautiful place! I was born and raised in Wake Forest, NC and growing up here was so much fun. It has a home town feel and everyone is very friendly. Everyone looked…[read more]
82
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,005
  • There is no better place to live in the triangle. Honestly. The school system is second to none, the food culture is outstanding, there is a ton of stuff to do, and the people are mostly accepting of all…[read more]
70
  • Leland, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,023
  • My hometown of Leland, North Carolina gave me wonderful memories during the years that I lived there. It is a small town, situated near the South Carolina and North Carolina border. Being that it lies…[read more]
85
  • Huntersville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,701
  • Huntersville Limousine Service is a reliable name in #Kannapolis for providing exceptional #limousineservice from the years of inception. We have friendly, experienced and courteous staffs and…[read more]
83
  • Waxhaw, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,398
  • Waxhaw, NC is beautiful railroad town with graceful greenery. I could talk all day about the taxes, businesses, traffic, or weather in the area, but if you want to know about the gentle and serene scenes…[read more]
73
  • Rolesville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,583
84
  • Concord, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 85,753
  • There are many reasons why people enjoy calling Concord NC their home. I have lived in Concord, NC my entire life and think that it is one of the best places out there to reside in. This place has a lot…[read more]
77
  • Myrtle Grove, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,872
82
  • Clayton, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,553
  • I have lived spent over 20 years in Clayton. It's fairly safe and very affordable. The downtown is small but quaint and has a few great shops and restaurants. Compared to neighboring Garner, Clayton…[read more]
87
  • Carrboro, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,867
  • Carrboro has everything I've ever wanted in a small town, but with access to nice cities all around. First, understand Carrboro itself. Living in Carrboro, NC is one of the most charming ways to enjoy…[read more]
74
  • Mount Holly, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,058
  • I had an excellent experience while living in the historical district of Mount Holly North Carolina. The city is amidst Gaston County North Carolina. Mount Holly is conveniently located west of the queen…[read more]
77
  • Harrisburg, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,500
  • I experienced a remarkable lifestyle while living in Harrisburg North Carolina. The city is an enclave of Cabarrus County. Harrisburg is close to Charlotte North Carolina. The city has a great department…[read more]
70
  • Woodfin, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,241
72
  • Brevard, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,710
  • Great people, excellent hospital and emergency services, outdated and backward humane laws, inadequate environmental laws and enforcement, real estate prices out of reach for most but the rich, beautiful…[read more]
71
  • Mills River, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,990
82
  • Mint Hill, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,024
  • Downtown Mint Hill is slow growing. It does need a bit of local growth. If Mint Hill can keep out Big Box, hire a designer that knows how to build a small (full of unique character) downtown and does…[read more]
86
  • Stallings, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,759
  • Stallings has beautiful scenery of natural wildlife, trees, and parks. I feel like it is a mix of country and city living in one. It is one of the best suburbs because it is close to everything, has nice…[read more]
67
  • Kill Devil Hills, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,948
73
  • Kannapolis, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,685
  • I have lived in Kannapolis my entire life and I couldn't be happier. The city can be found just northeast of Charlotte with a population of about 43,000. It may be best known as the home of the Earnhardt…[read more]
80
  • Lewisville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,356
  • Living in Lewisville, North Carolina has been great for my family and I. I work in Winston Salem and it is an easy commute to work most of the time. This is a small town with some historic areas you can…[read more]
76
  • Archdale, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,483
  • I moved to Archdale about 10 years ago when I was transferred to High Point, N.C. to work in the Furniture Market. Archdale is an easy commute and the cost of living is lower than High Point. There is…[read more]
70
  • Havelock, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,630
  • I was transferred to Havelock, N.C. as I am in the military. Havelock is home to Cherry Point, a Marine Air Station Training Center. The USMC base provides employment for the area, but the cost of living…[read more]
77
  • Unionville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,397
76
  • Southern Pines, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,258
  • We lived in Southern Pines for two years and really loved it there. There are a ton of outdoor hiking trails and parks that are used frequently. They allow dogs at all of these places and even have one…[read more]
67
  • Elon, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,781
82
  • Clemmons, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,536
  • I moved to a small town in NC called Clemmons about 10 years ago. My daughter's father lived there at the time, and I wanted them to be closer to each other. I've had opportunities to move, but Clemmons…[read more]
74
  • Etowah, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,237
83
  • Mooresville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,387
  • I lived in Mooresville for about six months before leaving to go to college. The small trailer park I lived in was loud and obnoxious. However, there are a few nicer homes in the city limits as well as…[read more]
79
  • Black Mountain, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,168

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in North Carolina. Finding the safest places to live in North Carolina can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in North Carolina with a population over 5,000.

The North Carolina cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in North Carolina? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

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