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Total crime 272%
Violent crime 102%
Property crime 303%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsOptimist Park/100k peopleCharlotte/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime44,0529,272 (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 crime6,982766 (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 crime37,0708,506 (estimate)3,9262,3572,110

Key findings

  • Optimist Park crime rates are 272% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Optimist Park are 102% higher than the national average
  • In Optimist Park you have a 1 in 11 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Optimist Park is safer than 45% of the cities in North Carolina
  • Year over year crime in Charlotte has increased by 6%

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      Daily Crime In Optimist Park (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Optimist Park

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Optimist Park is 1 in 131
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Optimist Park is 1 in 12
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Optimist Park is 1 in 11

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

      Charlotte police department

      ItemOptimist ParkCharlotteNorth 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, NC3,089121769891
      Weddington, NC10,2541428981,040
      Hemby Bridge, NC1,2641459161,061
      Lake Park, NC3,6781549771,131
      Lake Wylie, SC11,4721951,1201,315
      Stallings, NC14,7591241,2301,354
      Cramerton, NC4,2921921,2171,409
      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 Optimist Park, 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.