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Total crime 74%
Violent crime 116%
Property crime 65%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCharlotte/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime39,068n/a (estimate)4,0772,6462,346
Murder119n/a12.48.06.5
Rape245n/a25.627.638.4
Robbery1,763n/a184.069.273.9
Assault5,888n/a614.4314.5279.7
Violent crime8,015n/a (estimate)836419388
Burglary4,312n/a449.9471.2314.2
Theft23,757n/a2,478.91,561.71,398.0
Vehicle theft2,984n/a311.4193.6246.0
Property crime31,053n/a (estimate)3,2402,2271,958

Key findings

  • Charlotte crime rates are 74% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Charlotte are 116% higher than the national average
  • In Charlotte you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Charlotte is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Charlotte has decreased by 13%

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The Charlotte crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Charlotte as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Charlotte crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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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 1.54 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.74 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Charlotte are 1.99 times more than the North Carolina average and 2.16 times more than the national average. For property crime, Charlotte has a daily crime rate that is 1.46 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.65 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 18% of other cities in the state of North Carolina. In addition, Charlotte is safer than 6% 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 above 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 120
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Charlotte is 1 in 31
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Charlotte is 1 in 25
      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 120 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 31. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 25 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 13%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 17% year over year. Total crimes for Charlotte has decreased by 13% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Marvin, NC6,056136724860
      Lowesville, NC3,089137727863
      Wesley Chapel, NC8,217147781928
      Weddington, NC10,2541608481,008
      Hemby Bridge, NC1,2641638651,028
      Lake Park, NC3,6781749221,096
      Fort Mill, SC13,1811349641,097
      Charlotte, NC808,8348363,2404,077

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fort Worth, TX815,9305412,7333,274
      Columbus, OH837,0385563,1303,686
      Indianapolis, IN846,6748713,5704,441
      San Francisco, CA850,2825444,3944,938
      Jacksonville, FL856,6166982,8713,569
      Charlotte, NC808,8348363,2404,077
      Source: The Charlotte, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.