How safe is Charlotte, NC?

Crime in Charlotte is higher than the national crime rates.

Crime Index

Index Score: 6.3 /10

How we calculate this.


Charlotte has a lower crime rate than similarly sized metro areas.

Crime Rate 2016

Crime rate is the number of crimes committed per 100,000 people.
Charlotte, NC

441.3

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to Charlotte
Pittsburgh, PA

277.0

Lower than average crime
Portland, OR

276.0

Lower than average crime
San Antonio, TX

526.0

Higher than average crime
Charlotte, NC

2919.5

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to Charlotte
Pittsburgh, PA

1682.0

Lower than average crime
Portland, OR

2793.0

Higher than average crime
San Antonio, TX

4081.0

Higher than average crime

Violent Crime Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report.