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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime Rate Report (North Carolina)

Charlotte-Mecklenburg crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 14 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Charlotte-Mecklenburg for 2014 is expected to be lower than in 2012.

The city violent crime rate for Charlotte-Mecklenburg in 2012 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 67.46% and the city property crime rate in Charlotte-Mecklenburg was higher than the national property crime rate average by 41.82%.

In 2012 the city violent crime rate in Charlotte-Mecklenburg was higher than the violent crime rate in North Carolina by 83.32% and the city property crime rate in Charlotte-Mecklenburg was higher than the property crime rate in North Carolina by 20.34%.

Property and Violent Crime
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2012 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault3,165
Arson197
Burglary7,761
Forcible Rape223
Larceny and Theft22,688
Motor Vehicle Theft2,138
Murder and Manslaughter52
Robbery1,798
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)40,922
Property Crime32,784
Violent Crime5,238
2014 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault2,516
Arson140
Burglary7,678
Forcible Rape205
Larceny and Theft21,904
Motor Vehicle Theft629
Murder and Manslaughter55
Robbery1,491
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)38,416
Property Crime30,278
Violent Crime4,267

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Property Crime

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime 2012

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime 2014

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina crime rate report is the FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement for the corresponding year or years. Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The projected crime rate data displayed above was generated from the trends and crime data available from previous years of actual reported data. In this case, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg crime report data for 2014 was projected from 14 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2012.

The FBI cautions the data users against comparing yearly statistical data solely on the basis of their population coverage. The comparisons made herein are thus, only meaningful upon further examination of all variables that affect crime in each reported city, state or other reported jurisdicition.

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