Total crime 51%
Violent crime 55%
Property crime 50%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsFirst Ward/100k peopleCharlotte/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime41,1093,883 (estimate)4,4142,8722,580
Violent crime6,228588 (estimate)669378381
Vehicle theft3,025n/a324.8169.8228.9
Property crime34,8813,295 (estimate)3,7462,4942,200

Key findings

  • First Ward crime rates are 51% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in First Ward are 55% higher than the national average
  • In First Ward you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • First Ward is safer than 53% of the cities in North Carolina
  • Year over year crime in Charlotte has decreased by 9%

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      Daily Crime In First Ward (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in First Ward

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in First Ward is 1 in 170
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in First Ward is 1 in 31
      The chance of being a victim of crime in First Ward is 1 in 26

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

      Charlotte police department

      ItemFirst WardCharlotteNorth Carolina
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a2,12214,511
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a0.04.8

      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
      Lowesville, NC3,089123814937
      Weddington, NC10,2541449501,094
      Hemby Bridge, NC1,2641479701,116
      Lake Park, NC3,6781571,0331,190
      Lake Wylie, SC11,4721861,1501,336
      Cramerton, NC4,2921951,2871,482
      India Hook, SC4,1922221,3741,597
      Charlotte, NC808,8346693,7464,414

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fort Worth, TX815,9305012,8463,347
      Columbus, OH837,0384953,5304,025
      Indianapolis, IN846,6741,2734,1295,402
      San Francisco, CA850,2826915,5346,225
      Jacksonville, FL856,6165963,3343,930
      Charlotte, NC808,8346693,7464,414
      Source: The First Ward, Charlotte, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.