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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 18 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Charlotte-Mecklenburg for 2019 is expected to be lower than in 2016.

The city violent crime rate for Charlotte-Mecklenburg in 2016 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 84.31% and the city property crime rate in Charlotte-Mecklenburg was higher than the national property crime rate average by 67.21%.

In 2016 the city violent crime rate in Charlotte-Mecklenburg was higher than the violent crime rate in North Carolina by 96.61% and the city property crime rate in Charlotte-Mecklenburg was higher than the property crime rate in North Carolina by 49.69%.

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

2016 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault4,153
Arson220
Burglary6,691
Larceny and Theft27,280
Motor Vehicle Theft2,761
Murder and Manslaughter67
Rape219
Robbery2,121
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)44,870
Property Crime36,732
Violent Crime6,560
2019 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault3,624
Arson185
Burglary3,127
Larceny and Theft20,632
Motor Vehicle Theft230
Murder and Manslaughter48
Rape175
Robbery1,188
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)32,015
Property Crime23,877
Violent Crime5,036

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Property Crime

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime 2016

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime 2019

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 2019 was projected from 18 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2016.

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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