North Carolina is a beautiful state with lots of exciting places. Unfortunately, some parts are more dangerous than others, and it’s essential to know the risks before going on a vacation or moving here. Here is a list of the five most dangerous cities in North Carolina.
Charlotte City, Mecklenburg County
The crime rate of Charlotte city is relatively high, with the number of crimes increasing. Local law enforcement officers conduct sting operations and crackdowns on offenders who committed serious crimes to make things safer in NC.
According to NeighborhoodScout, it is safer than 7% of U.S. Cities and reported the following crimes, 5988 violent crimes, and 30866 property crimes. The crime rates per 1000 residents are 6.76 for violent crimes and 34.85 for property crimes.
Durham City, Durham County
Durham city received a poor reputation because of the high crime and poverty levels. However, it has improved their public schools and increase economic growth for locals to have more opportunities.
According to NeighborhoodScout, it is safer than 5% of U.S. Cities and reported 2051 violent crimes and 11089 property crimes. The crime rates per 1000 residents are 7.35 for violent crimes and 39.75 for property crimes.
Greensboro City, Guilford County
Greensboro City has over 20% of its population living below the poverty line. However, this area is working hard to improve their community and reduce poverty through education and school supplies for children who cannot afford them. The crime rate in Guilford County is decreasing as the local community works together and supports law enforcement officers.
According to NeighborhoodScout, it is safer than 6% of U.S. Cities. There are still some problems, such as poverty and high unemployment rates, but this area has reduced drug-related crimes by putting pressure on dealers who sell illegal substances.
Henderson City, Vance County
According to NeighborhoodScout, it is safer than 1% of the U.S. Several factors make Henderson city dangerous, mainly its high poverty level. This means people are more likely to commit crimes such as violent robberies and drug trafficking to support their families or feed their addiction. In addition, this area has been suffering from unemployment rates, affecting both the economy and the crime rate.
They reported these crimes 242 violent crimes and 828 property crimes. The crime rates per 1000 residents are 16.23 for violent crimes and 55.53 for property crimes.
Pineville City, Mecklenburg County
Pineville City has a population of over 48,000 people, according to the 2019 US Census Bureau. The number of reported crimes totaled nearly 3000 in 2014.
According to NeighborhoodScout, it is safer than 0% of U.S. Cities and reported 68 violent crimes and 1131 property crimes. The crime rates per 1000 residents are 7.53 for violent crimes and 125.28 for property crimes.
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