Safest Cities in North Carolina2019 Guide to North Carolina's 50 Safest Cities
List of North Carolina’s Safest Cities
North Carolina is the nations ninth most populous state. From the shores of the Atlantic to the scenic Appalachians, the state has much to offer with many areas that enjoy an outstanding quality of life.
North Carolina Crime Rate
The North Carolina Crime Rate is as follows:
North Carolina Crime Rate – Average Property Crimes
(per 100,000 residents)
What are the Safest Places to Live in North Carolina?
North Carolina has a number of communities with outstanding reputations for low crime rates.
5 of our Top 10 Safest Cities in North Carolina had less than 200 property crimes.
In cities with populations well above 10,000, these are great numbers.
If you are looking for a safe place to take up residence and/or raise a family, this list of safe cities in N. Carolina is a good place to start.
Following are the top cities with populations above 10,000 which have been recognized as the safest communities in North Carolina.
The Top 10 Safest Cities in North Carolina
(Population 10K +)
3. Holly Springs
Safest Cities in N. Carolina – Video Summary
Holly Springs, NC
Fuquay Varina, NC
Safest Places to Live in North Carolina
The Rest of theTop 50
Safest N. Carolina Cities with Populations over 50K
Safest Cities in North Carolina with Populations over 50,000
Larger cities face a number of challenges that smaller towns and communities might not have to deal with. Following are some of the larger cities that have some of the safest neighborhoods in North Carolina.
The Home Security Advisor recognizes The Top 10 larger cities in N. Carolina that have done an outstanding job keeping crime rates down and communities safe.
Cary commands not only the #1 spot in the larger cities…but, also ranks in the Top 10 for the smaller cities.
Following is our 2019 list of the safest communities in North Carolina with a minimum population of at least 50K.
Chapel Hill, NC
Rocky Mount, NC
High Point, NC
To determine the most secure towns and cities throughout North Carolina, our staff members reviewed the most up-to-date (2017) FBI Uniform Crime Report results with respect to towns and cities with ten thousand residents or higher, who recorded their crime data.
We tabulated both “Violent” (aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery) and “Property Crimes” (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft). In order to reflect the seriousness of the criminal activity, these figures were weighted. Violent crimes were added to property crimes which were factored by .50.
NOTE: Because the 2017 FBI report does not include violent crime reports for cities and towns of North Carolina, these standings only reflect property crimes. This agency/state submits rape data classified according to the legacy Uniform Crime Reporting definition; therefore the rape offense and violent crime total, which rape is a part of, is not included in this table.
The sum of the two was then divided by the population in the community. For comparison purposes, we normalized the mathematical finding to reflect weighted criminal offenses per 100,000.
While no rating system is perfect, this provides a reasonably good mathematical gauge of the overall safety and security in the community. If you’re looking to find some of the safer communities in North Carolina, these residential districts merit consideration.
Keep in mind, not every town and city reports their records. If a community did not report their stats to the FBI, they will not be included in the list. Any communities with reporting ommissions or anomalies might also not be reflected in this year’s rankings.
Additionally, it is important to realize that certain areas inside any city may have much lower crime rates than other neighborhoods. This is especially valid in larger cities. Therefore, make sure to check into specific neighborhoods within the community and communicate with law enforcement to obtain a better overall impression of the security and safety on a local level.
To get more detailed information on keeping your family and home safer, check out our Tips for Better Home Security…and consider a top rated professionally monitored home security system.
Last Updated on March 30, 2019 by The Home Security Advisor
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