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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 21 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Charlotte-Mecklenburg for 2021 is expected to be lower than in 2019.

The city violent crime rate for Charlotte-Mecklenburg in 2019 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 94.88% and the city property crime rate in Charlotte-Mecklenburg was higher than the national property crime rate average by 86.06%.

In 2019 the city violent crime rate in Charlotte-Mecklenburg was higher than the violent crime rate in North Carolina by 98.87% and the city property crime rate in Charlotte-Mecklenburg was higher than the property crime rate in North Carolina by 66.54%.

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

2019 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault4,587
Arson151
Burglary5,426
Larceny and Theft28,304
Motor Vehicle Theft3,340
Murder and Manslaughter103
Rape317
Robbery1,975
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)45,208
Property Crime37,070
Violent Crime6,982
2021 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault4,956
Arson153
Burglary4,526
Larceny and Theft28,935
Motor Vehicle Theft3,161
Murder and Manslaughter89
Rape110
Robbery2,041
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)44,707
Property Crime36,569
Violent Crime3,053

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Property Crime

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime 2019

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime 2021

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 2021 was projected from 21 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2019.

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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