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Total crime 87%
Violent crime 95%
Property crime 86%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCharlotte/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime44,052n/a (estimate)4,6652,7292,489
Murder103n/a10.96.05.0
Rape317n/a33.631.042.6
Robbery1,975n/a209.272.581.6
Assault4,587n/a485.8262.4250.2
Violent crime6,982n/a (estimate)739372379
Burglary5,426n/a574.6519.1340.5
Theft28,304n/a2,997.51,666.01,549.5
Vehicle theft3,340n/a353.7172.2219.9
Property crime37,070n/a (estimate)3,9262,3572,110

Key findings

  • Charlotte crime rates are 87% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Charlotte are 95% higher than the national average
  • In Charlotte you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Charlotte is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Charlotte has increased by 6%

Charlotte crime map

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      Daily Crime In Charlotte (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Charlotte, per 100,000 residents. In Charlotte, the total number of daily crimes is 1.71 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.87 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Charlotte are 1.99 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.95 times more than the national average. For property crime, Charlotte has a daily crime rate that is 1.67 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.86 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Charlotte (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in North Carolina and all other cities across the US, is Charlotte safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Charlotte is safer than 16% of other cities in the state of North Carolina. In addition, Charlotte is safer than 5% 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. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Charlotte 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 136
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Charlotte is 1 in 26
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Charlotte is 1 in 22
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Charlotte, North Carolina? If you reside in Charlotte, then there is a 1 in 136 chance that you will experience a violent crime. 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 26. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 22 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Charlotte.

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

      Determining whether Charlotte is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Charlotte violent crime rates have increased by 10%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 5% year over year. Total crimes for Charlotte has increased by 6% in the same time frame.

      Charlotte police department

      ItemCharlotteNorth CarolinaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2,12214,511558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.83.3

      Sex offenders in North Carolina

      StateTotal offendersNorth Carolina /100KNational /100K
      North Carolina26,293320266
      There are a total of 26,293 sex offenders in North Carolina. This yields a total of 320 sex offenders in North Carolina per 100,000 residents which is 20% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Marvin, NC6,056121767887
      Lowesville, NC3,089121769891
      Wesley Chapel, NC8,217131827958
      Weddington, NC10,2541428981,040
      Hemby Bridge, NC1,2641459161,061
      Lake Park, NC3,6781549771,131
      Fort Mill, SC13,1811041,0981,202
      Charlotte, NC808,8347393,9264,665

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fort Worth, TX815,9304442,6883,133
      Columbus, OH837,0385033,3083,811
      Indianapolis, IN846,6741,2734,1295,402
      San Francisco, CA850,2826705,5066,175
      Jacksonville, FL856,6166473,3093,957
      Charlotte, NC808,8347393,9264,665
      Source: The Charlotte, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.