The Charlotte Region Is Now Home To 6 Of The Top 20 Safest Towns in North Carolina

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charlotte-bike-cartoonDespite the tragic incidences you see highlighted on the news, Charlotte is actually a very safe place to live (compared to the rest of the country).

The website safewise.com recently ranked the safest places to live in North Carolina – their results were surprisingly optimistic.

7 of the safest cities in the state reported zero incidents of rape, and only one reported more than three incidents, according to the FBI’s crime data report.

Most cities also reported statistically low numbers of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter – so much so that every city on the top 20 list had a lower violent crime rate than the national average. North Carolina as a state even beat the national violent crime average, ranking 24th in the nation.

The top cities in our state were ranked by comparing the most recent FBI Crime Report statistics to current population data. Any city with fewer than 4,000 residents, or cities that didn’t submit a crime report to the FBI were excluded from the rankings.

According to SafeWise, these are the top 20 safest places to live in North Carolina:

1. Pinehurst ↑

Previous Rank: 2

Violent Crime per 1,000: 0.70
Property Crime per 1,000: 5.83

2. Waxhaw ↑

Previous Rank: 5

Violent Crime per 1,000: 0.74
Property Crime per 1,000: 7.72

3. Holly Springs

Previous Rank: 3

Violent Crime per 1,000: 0.57
Property Crime per 1,000: 9.07

4. Trent Woods ↓

Previous Rank: 1

Violent Crime per 1,000: 0.24
Property Crime per 1,000: 10.16

5. Havelock ↑

Previous Rank: 18

Violent Crime per 1,000: 0.24
Property Crime per 1,000: 10.54

6. Stallings ↑

Previous Rank: 9

Violent Crime per 1,000: 0.79
Property Crime per 1,000: 10.49

7. Davidson ↓

Previous Rank: 6

Violent Crime per 1,000: 0.82
Property Crime per 1,000: 10.53

8. Cary

Previous Rank: 8

Violent Crime per 1,000: 0.51
Property Crime per 1,000: 11.87

9. Valdese ↑

Previous Rank: 17

Violent Crime per 1,000: 0.22
Property Crime per 1,000: 12.36

10. Woodfin ↑

Previous Rank: 14

Violent Crime per 1,000: 2.05
Property Crime per 1,000: 10.56

11. Black Mountain ↑

Previous Rank: 12

Violent Crime per 1,000: 0.73
Property Crime per 1,000: 11.92

12. Wendell ↑

Previous Rank: 26

Violent Crime per 1,000: 1.28
Property Crime per 1,000: 12.62

13. Cornelius ↓

Previous Rank: 10

Violent Crime per 1,000: 1.24
Property Crime per 1,000: 13.79

14. Fletcher ↓

Previous Rank: 11

Violent Crime per 1,000: 0.53
Property Crime per 1,000: 15.74

15. Morrisville ↑

Previous Rank: 22

Violent Crime per 1,000: 0.67
Property Crime per 1,000: 16.24

16. Leland ↑

Previous Rank: 23

Violent Crime per 1,000: 1.17
Property Crime per 1,000: 16.11

17. Gibsonville ↓

Previous Rank: 13

Violent Crime per 1,000: 2.66
Property Crime per 1,000: 15.23

18. Huntersville ↑

Previous Rank: 21

Violent Crime per 1,000: 1.38
Property Crime per 1,000: 17.01

19. Mint Hill ↑

Previous Rank: 24

Violent Crime per 1,000: 1.21
Property Crime per 1,000: 17.38

20. Winterville ↓

Previous Rank: 16

Violent Crime per 1,000: 1.88
Property Crime per 1,000: 16.72

The top 100 list shows city of Charlotte coming in at number 66, meaning that we’re officially safer than Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, and even Asheville:

21. Rolesville 22. Boone 23. Clayton
24. Wake Forest 25. Cramerton 26. Brevard
27. Mount Holly 28. Bessemer City 29. Carrboro
30. Creedmoor 31. Kannapolis 32. Archdale
33. Newport 34. King 35. Matthews
36. Jacksonville 37. Concord 38. Pittsboro
39. Cherryville 40. Beaufort 41. Butner
42. Kings Mountain 43. Waynesville 44. Burgaw
45. Tarboro 46. Rutherfordton 47. Lexington
48. Farmville 49. Edenton 50. Belmont
51. Southern Pines 52. High Point 53. Carolina Beach
54. New Bern 55. Conover 56. Lincolnton
57. Mebane 58. Garner 59. Greensboro
60. Greenville 61. Newton 62. Graham
63. Burlington 64. Erwin 65. Mocksville
66. Charlotte-Mecklenburg 67. Raeford 68. Aberdeen
69. Shelby 70. Spring Lake 71. Thomasville
72. Wilson 73. Lenoir 74. Mount Airy
75. Albemarle 76. Rocky Mount 77. Durham
78. Morehead City 79. Wallace 80. Mount Olive
81. Hickory 82. Wilmington 83. Salisbury
84. Long View 85. Selma 86. Asheville
87. Clinton 88. Hamlet 89. Siler City
90. Granite Falls 91. Gastonia 92. Hope Mills
93. Roxboro 94. Ahoskie 95. Wadesboro
96. Laurinburg 97. Smithfield 98. Reidsville
99. Washington 100. Zebulon

 

In spite of these rankings, as Charlotte continues to grow, so does its crime.

How safe do you think Charlotte is?

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