10 Most Dangerous Cities In North Carolina


We used data and science to identify the most dangerous cities in the Tar Heel State for 2019.

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When you were little, how did your parents teach you about danger? Did they just repeat “stranger danger” over and over again until you thought all strangers must be bad people? Did they tell you not to go outside after dark or not to walk alone?

When we think about dangerous places, we often compare them to the type of places we have lived in the past. Are we prepared to live in a city that isn’t as safe as we are used to?

When we move to a new place, one of the top things you are looking for in a city is safety. You want to feel safe where you live. However, part of feeling safe is dependent upon what you are used to.

If you grew up in a neighborhood that was so safe, locking the doors at night was unheard of, then perhaps moving to a city like Chicago would be a brutal wakeup call for the status quo of safety.

On the other hand, if you grew up in Chicago, perhaps moving to a place like Cary, North Carolina, would be another type of shock. Cary often comes up as one of the safest cities in the U.S. so you can bet people who live in Cary aren’t worried about walking home alone from school.

So if Cary is the safest city in North Carolina, then what are the most dangerous cities in the state? If you are from North Carolina, you may first guess cities like Fayetteville, Durham, and Greensboro, but you might actually be surprised at which cities make the top 10.

Interested to read more?

Here are the 10 most dangerous cities in North Carolina for 2019:

  1. Whiteville (Photos)
  2. Wadesboro (Photos)
  3. Kinston (Photos)
  4. Williamston (Photos)
  5. Clinton (Photos)
  6. Reidsville (Photos)
  7. Rockingham (Photos)
  8. Roanoke Rapids (Photos)
  9. Washington (Photos)
  10. Goldsboro (Photos)

We analyzed 99 cities in North Carolina and found one clear winner: Whiteville, North Carolina.

Shocked that none of the cities listed above even ranked in our top 10? We are too. Turns out being a larger city does not equate to higher crime levels. In fact, most of the cities listed on our top 10 are smaller cities in towns in eastern NC.

Want to see how your city stacks up? Read on to learn more about each of the ranked cities and about how we crunched the numbers to come up with the top 10 most dangerous cities in North Carolina for 2019.

Or learn more about the safest places in North Carolina.

If you’re looking for something more national, check out the most dangerous cities in America or the most dangerous states in America.

For more North Carolina reading, check out:

Graphing The Most Dangerous And Safest Places In North Carolina

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The 10 Most Dangerous Places To Live In North Carolina For 2019

Whiteville, NC

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 5,534
Rank Last Year:
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,246 (3rd most dangerous)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 7,950 (4th most dangerous)
More on Whiteville:  Data | Photos

Whiteville ranks as the 1st most dangerous city in North Carolina according to 2017’s data.

While there’s still a 1 in 12.6 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Whiteville, their crime statistics in both categories have been falling steadily over recent years.

Review Of Whiteville by HomeSnacks User

I’m not from Whiteville, but I conduct business there. I can tell you the good old boy system is no longer in place.

It has been both easier and harder to get things done, but it is no longer the corrupt little town it once was.

The past couple of town managers did a great job at making things more transparent and efficient.

Unfortunately, some people like to rehash the bad things over and over and turn a blind eye to the good things, especially when they didn’t come up with them.”

Wadesboro, NC

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Population: 5,413
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 4)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,533 (1st most dangerous)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 5,893 (7th most dangerous)
More on Wadesboro:  Data | Photos

Wadesboro ranks as the 2nd most dangerous city in North Carolina.

Over 5,413 people jam pack Wadesboro which must contribute to its high level of property crime (7th highest overall). Violent crime is a bit less of an issue placing 1st overall.

Review Of Wadesboro by HomeSnacks User

I live in wadesboro it really isn’t as bad as they make it out to be…. I don’t think so anyway….lol.

Kinston, NC

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Population: 20,791
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,279 (2nd most dangerous)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 5,863 (8th most dangerous)
More on Kinston:  Data | Photos

Located in the heart of the Tar Heel State, Kinston has the 8th worst rate of property crime in the state, with residents facing a 1 in 2nd chance of being the victim of theft or arson in 2017.

The city had a 1 in 78 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in 2017.

Williamston, NC

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Population: 5,438
Rank Last Year:
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 735 (11th most dangerous)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 6,141 (6th most dangerous)
More on Williamston:  Data | Photos

Williamston ranks as the 4th most dangerous city in North Carolina.

The Williamston ranks as having the 11th highest violent crime rate and 6th highest property crime rate.

Clinton, NC

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Population: 8,666
Rank Last Year: 17 (Up 12)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 876 (6th most dangerous)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 5,504 (12th most dangerous)
More on Clinton:  Data | Photos

Clinton is the smallest city to make this list.

Violent crime rose between 2015-17, leaving residents a 1 in 114 chance of being the victim of violence in 2017 (a rate that would earn a top 10 spot in most states).

Clinton’s already horrible property crime statistics also got worse in these years, going up between 2015-17.

Reidsville, NC

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Population: 13,900
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 6)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 848 (7th most dangerous)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 5,388 (14th most dangerous)
More on Reidsville:  Data | Photos

Reidsville makes it into the top 10 most dangerous in North Carolina. After a huge growth spurt in the 60’s and 70’s, people are actually leaving Reidsville in droves, which could be in part to its high criminal population.

As of the last FBI report, crime in Reidsville has been ticking upwards, and statistically, 1 in 18.6 residents here was recently the victim of a robbery or car theft.

Rockingham, NC

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Population: 9,005
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 7)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 666 (20th most dangerous)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 8,373 (2nd most dangerous)
More on Rockingham:  Data | Photos

Rockingham is the smallest city to make this list.

And this city in North Carolina has been making great strides to get off this list altogether — the violent crime rate fell between 2015-17.

That’s means residents have a 1 in 150 chance of being a victim of violence in 2017.

Review Of Rockingham by HomeSnacks User

Not much violent crime, but there is an uptick in drug use. The schools here especially the high school are extremely good and the high school football team being one of the best in the state players get a lot of looks from college and pro scouts. The city has been putting a lot into outdoor activities opening up the Hitchcock Creek Blue Trail for kayaking and parks for walking… And with the purchase are the North Carolina motor speedway being turned into a concert venue that will host Carolina rebellion or epicenter for the next 20 years along with the third largest fireworks display free to the general public and many more events scheduled it seems Rockingham is taking a drastic turn around for the better..

Favorite places; Hudson Brother’s Deli, The Pee Dee River, Hitchcock Creek, and the Epicenter! Places to avoid; East Rockingham, Chapel Town, And Philadelphia areas….

Roanoke Rapids, NC

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Population: 15,083
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 1)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 709 (14th most dangerous)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 5,635 (11th most dangerous)
More on Roanoke Rapids:  Data | Photos

Roanoke Rapids’s recent explosion of crime makes it the 8th most dangerous place to live in the Tar Heel State.

Between 2015-17, both violent and property crime rates nearly tripled, leaving residents with a 1 in 140 chance of being the victim of a violent crime and a 1 in 17.7 chance of being the victim of a property crime in 2017.

If the trend continues, we can expect to see the town of Roanoke Rapids top this list in a few years’ time.

Washington, NC

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Population: 9,793
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 6)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 735 (12th most dangerous)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 5,258 (15th most dangerous)
More on Washington:  Data | Photos

Washington ranked 15th overall for property crime, while 12th for violent crime.

Goldsboro, NC

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Population: 35,824
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 2)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 750 (9th most dangerous)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 5,013 (20th most dangerous)
More on Goldsboro:  Data | Photos

Crime in Goldsboro has been heading in the right direction over the past few years, as both property and violent crimes have been on the decrease since 2011. Perhaps the former home of Andy Griffith could use more help of Matlock-type lawyers to help solve some of Goldsboro’s recent crimes.

Goldsboro residents have a 1 in 19.9 chance of being the victim of a property crime, good for 20th worst in the state. Additionally, they have a 1 in 133 chance of being the victim of a violent crime, 9th worst in North Carolina.

How Is Your Town In ?

How we determined the most dangerous cities in North Carolina for 2019?

Every year the FBI release two crime datasets, a preliminary dataset limited to the biggest cities in the country, followed by a more detailed release at the end of the year.

For our analysis, we focused on the JUST released 2017 data, specifically the 2017 Crime In The United States Report. We will update the results when data becomes available in September 2019.

So what criteria did we use? Have a look:

  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

In order to make the analysis as apples to apples as possible, we only considered cities over 5,000 in population. That left us with 99 cities in North Carolina.

We then ranked each city from 1 to 99 for the two criteria with a #1 ranking being the most dangerous for the particular criteria.

Next, we averaged the two rankings into one “Dangerous Index”.

Finally, we ranked every city on the “Dangerous Index” with the lowest index being the most dangerous in North Carolina — Whiteville.

Read on for a detailed look at the 10 most dangerous cities in North Carolina.

Locking It All Up In North Carolina

The latest FBI crime data shows that Whiteville ranks as the most dangerous city in North Carolina for 2019.

We want to point out again that there’s still safes places in Whiteville and that this isn’t a comment on the people that live there. So please don’t beat us up.

If you’re curious enough, here are the safest cities in North Carolina:

  1. Elon (Pop. 10,283)
  2. Holly Springs (Pop. 34,897)
  3. Pinehurst (Pop. 16,145)

For more North Carolina reading, check out:

Where Are The Most Dangerous Cities In North Carolina?

Rank City Population Violent Crimes Per Capita Property Crimes Per Capita
1 Whiteville 5,534 1,246 7,950
2 Wadesboro 5,413 1,533 5,893
3 Kinston 20,791 1,279 5,863
4 Williamston 5,438 735 6,141
5 Clinton 8,666 876 5,504
6 Reidsville 13,900 848 5,388
7 Rockingham 9,005 666 8,373
8 Roanoke Rapids 15,083 709 5,635
9 Washington 9,793 735 5,258
10 Goldsboro 35,824 750 5,013

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55 thoughts on “10 Most Dangerous Cities In North Carolina

  1. I see that Salisbury came in 9 on the list of crime-ridden cities in the State of North Carolina. No surprise there. If you go into the downtown area, you’d better be packing heat, ladies and gentlemen. I have twice been approached by shiftless young men, asking, “Can we talk?”

    I’m no Joan Rivers, so I shouted, “No sir.” It took a second shout to send them on. The next time it happened just a couple months ago. These guys didn’t take “no” for an answer, until I pulled a 38 special out of my purse and held it by my side as I walked away. I heard one shout, “She has a gun!” Then both of them ran as fast as they could.

    Both instances were in broad daylight. And I know a lady who was robbed at knife point by a street thief in broad daylight in Salisbury, too. Stay away from that place, unless you absolutely have no choice. Criminal gangs rule the streets there.

    1. I have lived two blocks from Main St., Downtown Salisbury, for 15 years….. walk my dogs through downtown everyday and on the streets that surround downtown, never have I ever had any problems. I have lived in Charlotte NC, and would I walk those streets? No way……

      1. I grew up 2 blocks from Main St, and my parents still live there. Crime in around the historic district has always been an issue, but in recent years it has risen exponentially. Car vandalism, break-ins, theft from garages and storage areas happen all the time. I know multiple people who have been robbed at the wellsfargo ATM off of main st as well. And in salisbury as a whole, violent crime continues to increase, as you see a murder in the salisbury post almost weekly. When my parents first put their home up for sale I was extremely upset with them, but in recent years I have realized they should have done it sooner. Salisbury’s crime rate and joblessness make it a place no one wants to move into, as you can probably see from the 2 houses for sale on every block.

      2. I’ve lived in Charlotte for 57 years and it’s WAY safer than some of these small thug towns that are in NC!

        1. I’m from Salisbury an the past five years I’ve lost a lot of friends and family due to gun violence.. this city has the worst poverty and little help for community to find jobs and other helpful resources.. not to mention the been 3 murders in just a 2 week span.. With that being said one homicide was a 7 year old girl shoot an killed while sleeping in her room due to a drive-by shooting smh.. this needs to stop and Salisbury PD needs to get there act together.. 16 unsolved homocids is why I say SPD please do your job!!

    2. You are delusional. I live in Salisbury and criminal gangs do not rule the streets here. Your story sounds quite scary, but it did not happen in “downtown Salisbury.” Don’t come here to buy drugs and you won’t find yourself in sketch neighborhoods, lady. Because any Salisbury resident reading your over-the-top story knows that the only way in hell that it’s even close to accurate is if you were in an area of Rowan County known for drug sales. “Criminal Gangs” absolutely do not run our streets. Small businesses, artists and North Carolina Historic Sites run our strips. Get off the meth. It’s causing paranoid delusions for you and you should by no means be armed!

      1. Really? You’ve never gone under the underpass on Innes Street in broad daylight and have the homeless approaching your car? I’ve had one try and open the door???!

    3. I have lived and worked in Salisbury my entire life and have never heard of such ludicrous charges. You deserve an Oscar for such drama.

    4. Only twice? I get approached all the time by people asking for money while trying to corner me in Wadesboro. I’ve never given the money by repeatedly saying I don’t have any on me. I was surprised it was on the list and then I recapped how many murders occur within a few miles of me. Had a classmate get murdered few years ago and I feel fine walking anywhere here as long as I have about 10 bucks and no more. I was about to get held up in the Arby’s bathroom not too long ago, man was about to pull a gun on me then someone else walked in. It’s just the way i was raised Im used to being “overly protective” of my belongings. In public my stuff is always in sight or with me and locked up any other time and i see comments about locking doors- psshht I lock everything. Combo locks everywhere and doors never unlocked.

  2. My job takes me to the towns of Henderson, Burlington, Salisbury and Statesville every other month or so. Of all these cities, I avoid staying overnight or dining in Henderson. It’s a real armpit. I used to stay overnight occasionally in Salisbury, until a burned body was recovered from a wooded area next to the budget hotel I stayed in. The interstate noise was unrelenting, too. Burlington actually has some okay hotels near I-85, where I feel safe. Statesville is just about as bad as Salisbury and Henderson, though. The best advice is to get a CCW permit, and know when lethal force may be used, to repel any of the scofflaws that make these towns the pariahs of North Carolina.

  3. Lumberton shouldn’t be number one if you came to Henderson and stayed a week you’d see how rough it is down here. I wouldn’t doubt anything that happens in this town of ours.

  4. Mayhem is continuel in Salisbury. 2009 a note on a newspaper rack at Chic-Filet led cops to a burned body behind Comfort Suites. 2010 3 gangbangers robbed parked trai across from Police dept. 2014 gangbanger with empty shotgun got capped by a deputy at dinner in Chinese restaurant between Chic-Filet and Comfort Suites when he tried robbing the till. WilcoHess customers regularly jacked while pumping petrol a couple blocks away. Walmart customers robbed and beaten after dark. Never go to Salisbury after dusk. Or unarmed.

  5. I can’t say I disagree with any of the top 10, but where is Durham? It’s got to be top 50 yet doesn’t appear on the list.

    1. I agree on Durham. Between the gangs and pure thugs on the streets, they have a shooting every other night. Many neighborhoods can’t get a pizza delivered after dark, and the cops are even leery of some areas. It’s a dump with a good college and medical center. Shame.

  6. I guess the per capita calculation left out the biggest cities. Surprised that Henderson didn’t make #1. It’s can’t be from not trying. Rapes in the Wal Mart parking lot must be down.

  7. I’d feel a lot safer staying in Lumberton or Henderson than Salisbury. The crime in Salisbury is rampant! All the business areas and motels are bordered by high crime neighborhoods and the police department is all but non-existent.

    1. lol You kidding right Lumberton is dangerous as hell and for Lumberton to not be on this list let’s me know this list is a fraud

  8. There is nothing remotely flawed about these top 10 Most Dangerous Cities in N.C. Choices. These Dangerous City Choices are based on accurate and scientifically valid “per capita” statistics. That’s why cities like Durham and Charlotte are jam packed with crime based on their populations do not make the top 10 list because of their “per capita” statistics. Some unfortunate living in a top ten dangerous city is more likely to be a victim of violent and property crime than they would dwelling in cities like Durham and Charlotte which have their crime homogenized by the existence of safer neighborhoods within their city limits. Violent dumps like Salisbury, Henderson, and Statesville offer a more criminally saturated community.

    I used to live in Salisbury and its streets are run by a slew of gangs dealing heroin, meth, and crack. There is no safe place in that city. Henderson and Lumberton are real winners too. Salisbury’s downtown is seedy dump packed with vacant buildings and closes down promptly a 5 p.m. because shopkeepers want to get off the streets. Break-ins are constant all over the city. Working class people both white and black are selling their homes and moving out. It’s become a horrible place to live. If you have to service an account in Salisbury, pack. One quarter of the population lives in poverty. Salisbury should be at least 3 to 5 on the list, but I won’t quibble. All 10 of those dumps are a must to avoid. Seriously.

  9. Salisbury has a little clique of downtown cult followers who try to portray the over-priced rents as worth it due to the ‘vibrancy’ of business, which is not the case except during monthly festivals. Few businesses can make it because of the lack of safe, convenient parking. And the walk from distant ‘free parking’ is perilous because of the rampant muggings. A lot of the commenters don’t understand the meaning of “per capita” crime, or are just being willfully ignorant. But FBI stats do not lie.

  10. Salisbury had a great Club District plan for West Fisher Street. Then someone had a bright idea for a children’s theater. Early evenings 2/3 of the time, parents’ cars consume all available parking. It has killed restaurant businesses on that end of town because people won’t risk parking at the Depot or behind City Hall, to run the gauntlet passed gangbangers to dine downtown, when two dozen chain restaurants have better lighted, safer parking off I-85.

  11. Clayton?????, Smithfield?????, im sorry but that’s hilarious. Now I could see Smithfield being a somewhat rough place in some parts of that little city but Clayton? I got to get out more then. But over all I really do think Clayton and Smithfield should not be on this list. There is no real crime that’s news worthy from these two.

  12. As for Rocky Mount, compared to 2013, the statistics for 2014 demonstrate:

    A 16.2 percent decrease in property crime.
    A 10.9 percent decrease in violent and dangerous crime.
    A 45 percent decrease in commercial robberies.
    A 16.5 percent decrease in individual robberies.

  13. What happened to Durham on this list? I find it hard to believe it didn’t get slots 1-3 on the “naughty” list all by itself.

  14. Correlate the increase in crime with the racial composition of the towns and don’t be surprised by the results. As the number of white residents decreased, or more specifically the number of black residents increased, the increase in crime is more than a mere causality. Everything they said would happen if we ended segregation has come true. Sad, but true.

    1. It seems to me the increase in heroin in our area is directly related to both the violent crime and property crime rates being so high in the areas around Charlotte. It’s majority white users rob, steal, and commit a whole gamut of crimes to feed their habit. However, heroin does not discriminate like you and there are addicts of all colors suffering out there with little to no access to rehabilitation resources in Cabarrus, Rowan, Union and Gaston counties. If you knew anything about those areas you would know the heroin epidemic has caused a great many white people to clog the jails and criminal system, but being white, they don’t stay behind bars hardly at all compared to our darker complexion friends. Please don’t be the stereotypical racist asshat from the south!

  15. Where’s Durham? Big question why one of the bigger cities/counties is missing from this list??!!!

    Wepage4
    durham resident

  16. If Durham and other cities reported their crime stats to the FBI, this list would be very different. Why do they not report? Because left-wingers in charge know who commits the crimes, and are afraid to discuss it publicly. This policy is actually dangerous to unsuspecting travelers as well as citizens.

  17. I would have to agree where is Durham. I would also not even call this reliable because how can you call a place a city with 15000 residents.

  18. Having just moved down to NC, I’ve found I like it a lot down here. I actually live in Lumberton though, and find it appalling that the crime rate has been allowed to clime to the rate it’s at. Where are the police? Why are so many scumbags getting away with daily thefts? And yes, I mean daily! Read the crime reports in The Robesonian – Seems like it’s only a matter of time before my cars are definitely broken into, and possibly my house. What a load of crap! So much for “Southern Hospitality” and what have you. If not for my job transfer bringing me to Lumberton, I’d never have chosen to move here instead of, oh ANYWHERE else in North Carolina. I want to learn the history of my new home, but so far, I’m curious why anybody want’s to call this place home… Where is the public outcry? Where’s the support? Why the massive crime rates? I come from a place where bull$h!t isn’t tolerated. I naively assumed moving to NC would build upon that, but in Lumberton, apparently people are stuck living in fear of scum. Pathetic. Clean up your act Lumberton! It’s must be embarrassing for good people to admit they live here. Just awful. My advice – Stay armed. And train to hit center mass. F*** the oxygen thieves!

    1. Welcome to the south! 😉 Moved to NC in 1989, so already had the reality check. My advice? Don’t leave anything of value in your car at any time, keep car and home doors locked at all times. I do now. And I live in peaceful little central Asheboro, NC. Still, things are different down here. As for the police, they can only do so much, the good ones who try. It’s a new world so stay safe. 🙂

  19. Cary Apex and Morrisville were very safe back in the mid 1990’s when I lived around there to about mid 2000’s. Now I seem to see news spots every week about some meth house getting busted or people getting murdered. Yeesh.

  20. Awesomely accurate! I’m not paranoid; Asheboro is as I’ve had it pegged all along! Haha! Ive lived here for many years but fit like a foot in a stolen glove, as I’m just a truthful person 😉

  21. Ha! Ha! No Durham on the list. Very funny people! My son lives in Durham and his home has been broken into 3 times, he has had bullets come thru his window and the police tell him he’s in the better part of that area. The bullets came from several blocks over where they have constant gun violence, he’s west of Briar Creek area. I lived in Durham where you can’t even leave a plant on the porch without it being stolen. I’ve had pocketbooks stolen at home and work, our car was stolen twice and never leave a door unlocked or a window open, you’re asking for it. Durham not on the list, Ha! Ha! Maybe it’s not on the list because we just give up on reporting the crimes, nothing can be done about it. The crime is so abundant the cops can only focus on the serious or immediate urgent ones he told me when my car was stolen.

    1. I think the last list I’m seeing is from 2013 but I only have a phone; no computer. Am always glad to get email updates from you ladies through Roadsnacks bc I live alone in Asheboro. Someone asked about Winston Salem. It was down at 19? Surprised me too. Must be very populated I think. I live in the home invasion town. Mostly guys looking for drugs or something to sell for drug money I think but not too violent usually. May be my famous last words. Goodnight.

  22. lol lets just say for the sake of all these comments that no place is realy safe anymore. i moved to lumberton with my husband in august 2016. the house is his family home that has been vacant for about a year. we had a rough start due to the last renters that lived here. they stole the fridge, stove, the a/c and heating unit, ruined the carpets with what we could only figure to be animal feces, stole the stone mantel that has hung over the fireplace for over 40 years, and the list goes on! but we have managed with out these items so far with the help of myrefuge. ms rose and marie and many volenteers thank you! i hav noticed ALOT of crimes here. the older gentleman behind us was murdered nov. 5th 2016. my other neighbors house has been broke into and robbed 2x, i was almost attacked by a young male that came out of nowhere one night walkn my dog. i thank God for my husbands quick reaction. i dont believe the youngman even saw my husband watching me. my husband is an original lumbee from here. he warned me about the violence here, but we realy had no choice. we found ourselves homeless in va, so we came here to try and start out new. its nice. luv the weather and the people. dispite the criminals lol. i carry no when i go out anywhere cause… well… i never knw when someone is gona b stupid. ive noticed ALOT of racism here. im a half breed so i get alot of haters lol owell lol my newest neighbor that is now living in the oldmans house that was murdered is a hateful racist. she only likes black people and indians and since im a halfbreed (calusa/white) she has nuthn but racial comments for me when she sees im out walkn my dog. i just smile and wave lol. it is bad here, but there are still good people here!

  23. Haa FAYETTEVILLE why hasnt this been posted during the day youd never know but at night the place is swarming with gangs. I know because I work in the ER.STABBING, SHOOTINGS, MURDERS. BADDDD AREA!

  24. I live in Asheboro NC and think it’s a pretty nice town, but I keep to myself. Sure I keep my car and house doors locked bc I think as drug problems increase across the nation so does theft. Also think it increases unemployment. It’s my opinion that some of these incorporated prisons should be rehab centers, but my opinion goes as far as my income; not far. Still think it’s a good idea. May turn many potential inmates into employable prospects.

  25. Does anyone have any information on the town of Selma? My wife and I are looking into properties there and would be relocating to NC. The best information can only come from the folks that know their state. Your help and guidance will be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.

  26. Wrong and misleading! This is “fake news” at its best! Take for instance, Oxford. The population that this author cites is completely wrong based on the latest census data… Of by over 3000 to 4000! And they use a picture of a church in Oxford! Unbelievable! What about Henderson?

  27. Yea Forest City stinks…mostly meth heads and opium addicts…i went there a few months ago to visit a friend…fir the 3 days i was there im sure i heard 20 gunshots and 20 late night sirens…its only a 45 min from west charlotte and it borders the greenville-spartanburg metro in south carolina…but this lil town is really a wild one…meth and heroin dealers paradise…and when i was downtown at local bar i heard a local cop say…we locking all the people up and now the white boys cuttin a fool…exact words…that town stinks…i couldnt wait to get back to charlotte…sheeesh!!!

  28. Monroe should definitely be on here. the violence here is growing and growing everyday. I lost 2 friends due to gun violence. but Monroe doesn’t report the crimes to FBI

  29. Relative to North Carolina, Monroe has a crime rate that is higher than 75% of the state’s cities and towns of all sizes

  30. My friends little sister got shot due to gang violence in Monroe and I hear about murders all the time but Monroe is not even on this list. This page does not know what it’s taking about

  31. How is the little town of Scotland Neck not on this list.. or any list to be found.. That place is over ran with drugs, gangs. Until I moved to Greenville I had never heard of it but my husband was born and raised there and boy the crap you learn about that small town.. Come on Guys Scotland Neck is dangerous as shit and the Feds literally are in town all day ever day a year..

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