The Most Dangerous Cities in North Carolina

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A newly released list of the most dangerous communities in North Carolina has been released from the online database known as HomeSnacks.

The website combines recent data from the Census, FBI, OpenStreetMaps, and dozens of other sources to create bite-sized lists and studies designed to help citizens better understand what it is like to live in different communities across the country.
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They have analyzed recent census data including property crimes and violent crimes per capita in order to create a list of cities and towns that are considered the most dangerous in the state of North Carolina.

The results have been revealed and it seems like communities from all across the state have made the list.

But what city topped the list? According to HomeSnacks, Wadesboro is the most dangerous community in North Carolina, up 1 position from last year's list.

Other North Carolina communities that made the list following Wadesboro were:

  1. Henderson
  2. Williamston
  3. Kinston
  4. Clinton
  5. Goldsboro
  6. Laurinburg
  7. Dunn
  8. Albemarle
  9. Reidsville

As the article points out, factors like high unemployment, low wages, and lack of rehabilitation programs contribute greatly to a community's crime rates.
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Wadesboro is a small town of just over 5,000 residents located southeast of Charlotte. The town did not see a single murder in the past few years but it does have the highest violent crime rate in the state as well as the second highest rate for rape.

But what do you think? Did you know Wadesboro was considered the most dangerous town in North Carolina? Are there any other cities or towns on this list that have surprised you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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