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Catawba County, North Carolina Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Catawba County, North Carolina. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Catawba County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Catawba County, North Carolina, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 52,113 total crimes reported in Catawba County, North Carolina (3,820 of them violent). Of the 5,211 crimes that take place per year in Catawba County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Catawba County, North Carolina 15 times per day. This includes 51 murders, 310 rapes, and at least thirty-six thousand thefts (including 3,214 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Catawba County, North Carolina for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Catawba County has risen by 29%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 46%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 10 years in Catawba County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about seven thousand for Catawba County, North Carolina in 2009.

Crime Trends in Catawba County, North Carolina (1999-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Catawba County, North Carolina (1999-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Catawba County, North Carolina law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Catawba County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.

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