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Total crime 44%
Violent crime 54%
Property crime 63%
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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 peopleMatthews/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,143n/a (estimate)3,3762,6462,346
Murder5n/a14.88.06.5
Rape7n/a20.727.638.4
Robbery20n/a59.169.273.9
Assault29n/a85.6314.5279.7
Violent crime61n/a (estimate)180419388
Burglary129n/a381.0471.2314.2
Theft897n/a2,649.11,561.71,398.0
Vehicle theft56n/a165.4193.6246.0
Property crime1,082n/a (estimate)3,1962,2271,958

Key findings

  • Matthews crime rates are 44% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Matthews are 54% lower than the national average
  • In Matthews you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Matthews is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Matthews has decreased by 4%

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      Daily Crime In Matthews (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Matthews, NC per 100,000 people. In Matthews, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.28 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.44 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Matthews is 2.33 times less than the North Carolina average and 2.15 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Matthews has a daily crime rate that is 1.44 times more than the North Carolina average and 1.63 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Matthews (higher is better)

      Is Matthews safe in comparison to other cities in the state of North Carolina as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Matthews to other cities in the state and across the country, Matthews is 61% safer than other cities of North Carolina and 31% safer than other cities in the nation. Matthews has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Matthews

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Matthews is 1 in 556
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Matthews is 1 in 32
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Matthews is 1 in 30
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Matthews, North Carolina? If you reside in Matthews, then there is a 1 in 556 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 32. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 30 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Matthews.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Matthews, North Carolina (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Matthews has increased by 3%, the amount of property crime in Matthews has decreased by 4%, and the total amount of crime in Matthews has decreased by 4% year over year.

      Matthews police department

      ItemMatthewsNorth CarolinaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6914,511558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.44.83.3
      There are a total of 69 Matthews police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 48.8% less than the North Carolina average and 24.8% less than the National average.

      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
      Mineral Springs, NC2,847130692822
      Fairview, NC3,602132700832
      Marvin, NC6,056136724860
      Wesley Chapel, NC8,217147781928
      Waxhaw, NC12,39849944993
      Weddington, NC10,2541608481,008
      Hemby Bridge, NC1,2641638651,028
      Matthews, NC30,0541803,1963,376

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rochester, NH30,0522272,7272,953
      Westchester, FL30,0583421,5751,917
      New Bern, NC30,0756323,0953,727
      Walnut, CA30,0261281,0961,224
      North Chicago, IL30,0236372,3312,968
      Matthews, NC30,0541803,1963,376
      Source: The Matthews, 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.