Reported Annual Crime In Charlotte

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCharlotte/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime40,962n/a (estimate)4,4792,9092,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCharlotte/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder86n/a9.45.85.3
Rapen/an/an/a26.441.7
Robbery2,017n/a220.591.098.0
Assault3,965n/a433.5240.5248.9
Violent crime6,068n/a (estimate)663364383
Burglary6,416n/a701.5630.6430.4
Theft25,856n/a2,827.01,760.91,694.4
Vehicle theft2,622n/a286.7153.8237.4
Property crime34,894n/a (estimate)3,8152,5452,362
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Charlotte, NC is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Charlotte, NC. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Charlotte, NC averages 54% higher than the rest of North Carolina while the rate of crime on a national scale is 63% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Charlotte, NC is 82% higher than the average rate of crime in North Carolina and 73% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 50% higher than the remainder of the state of North Carolina and 62% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Charlotte, NC area.

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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Charlotte crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Charlotte is 63% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.27 daily crimes that occur in Charlotte.
  • Charlotte is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Charlotte you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Charlotte has increased by 1%.

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Daily Crime In Charlotte (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Charlotte, NC per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for North Carolina as well as national figures. In Charlotte, NC the total number of daily crimes is 1.54 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.63 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Charlotte, NC are 1.82 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.73 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Charlotte, NC has a daily crime rate that is 1.50 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.62 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Charlotte (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in North Carolina and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Charlotte, NC? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Charlotte, NC has been ranked safer than 11% of other cities in the state of North Carolina. In addition, Charlotte, NC is safer than 7% 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, NC. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Charlotte, NC 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 151
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Charlotte is 1 in 27
The chance of being a victim of crime in Charlotte is 1 in 23
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Charlotte, 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 Charlotte, NC, then there is a 1 in 151 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 27. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 23 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Charlotte, NC.

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

Determining whether Charlotte, NC is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Charlotte, NC has decreased by 2% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 1% year over year. Total crimes for Charlotte, NC has increased by 1% 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 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
Marvin, NC6,056118828946
Lowesville, NC3,089119831950
Wesley Chapel, NC8,2171288931,021
Weddington, NC10,2541399701,108
Hemby Bridge, NC1,2641429891,131
Lake Park, NC3,6781511,0541,205
Stallings, NC14,759771,1561,233
Charlotte, NC808,8346633,8154,479

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Fort Worth, TX815,9305603,2153,776
Columbus, OH837,0385133,9454,458
Indianapolis, IN846,6741,3344,4125,746
San Francisco, CA850,2827156,1686,883
Jacksonville, FL856,6166313,5274,158
Charlotte, NC808,8346633,8154,479
Source: The Charlotte, 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.
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