This webpage contains crime data for North Carolina. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how North Carolina compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for North Carolina, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.
Between 1999 and 2008 there were 4,010,754 total crimes reported in North Carolina (405,733 of them violent). Of the 401,075 crimes that transpire each year in North Carolina, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in North Carolina 46 times each hour. This includes 5,520 murders, 22,559 rapes, and close to three million thefts (including 267,537 automobile thefts).
Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in North Carolina for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in North Carolina has climbed by 5 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 4 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 10 years in North Carolina. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over four hundred and eleven thousand for North Carolina in 2009.
Crime Data Information
North Carolina law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for North Carolina 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.