These Are The 10 Most Dangerous Cities In North Carolina For 2019

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

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Do you live in one of the most dangerous cities in North Carolina?

We all watch the news and see reports on Facebook of the latest crimes that happen in our hometowns. But it can be hard to tell at a big picture level how dangerous our town actually is.

No one wants to feel unsafe, and statistically speaking, odds are that where you live is most likely relatively safe. In order to help the good people of North Carolina — and anyone looking to move to North Carolina — know just how close they are to danger, we took data from the annual FBI report and did some serious analysis.

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)

So what is the most dangerous city in North Carolina? After analyzing 99 cities in North Carolina, Whiteville takes the top spot as the most dangerous city in North Carolina based on the most recent FBI data.

For a detailed explanation of the data and analysis we used in creating this ranking, read on.

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.

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Graphing The Most Dangerous And Safest Places In North Carolina

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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.

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

Whiteville, NC

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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 has been on the rankings the past couple of years and now finds itself as the 1st most dangerous city in North Carolina. Whiteville’s ranking for violent crime and property were 3rd and 4th, respectively. Overall, like every other city in our top 10, it scored an F when it comes to crime.

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 residents faced a 1 in 65 chance of being the victim of violence in 2017 and a 1 in 17.0 chance of being the victim of a property crime — both statistics that have barely changed in recent years.

It’s the 1st most violent city.

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

Kinston has seen recent crime trend upwards. Violent crime has increased in 2015-17, with most recent numbers showing an high 1 in 78 chance of being the victim of a violent crime.

Property crime is also high at 1 in 17.1 chance of being a victim.

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 is the 4th most violent city in the Tar Heel State, with residents facing a 1 in 135 chance of being the victim of violence.

This number has gone down recently, but property crime has been on the rise, with the most recent numbers showing a 1 in 16.3 chance of being the victim of a property crime.

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

Located 15 miles east of Portland, Clinton’s violent crime looks to be an issue.

Violent crime went to 76 occurrences between 2015-17, leaving residents with a 1 in 114 chance of being the victim of violence in 2017.

Though Clinton is the 6th most violent city in North Carolina overall, it does only have the 12th most property crime on this list (which still leaves residents a 1 in 18.2 chance of being robbed each year).

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

With 749 property crimes reported in 2017 for a town of only 13,900, Reidsville residents had a greater than 5% chance of being the victim of a property crime.

The good news? The number of crimes is down over 15% from the year prior.

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 certainly lively when it comes to nighttime activities. This tiny city ranks 11.9 in the state for property crimes.

Residents here in Rockingham have a 1 in 11.1 chance of being the victim of a crime in 2017, which was the last reporting year. That means if you live in Rockingham, someone you know was likely the victim of a theft, home break-in or arson.

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

Located in Halifax County, Roanoke Rapids hasn’t experienced much of a change in its crime statistics recently.

Its relatively poor violent crime statistics went up between 2015-17, while property crime fell by a very small amount to 850 occurrences.

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 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 Washington in droves, which could be in part to its high criminal population.

As of the last FBI report, crime in Washington has been ticking upwards, and statistically, 1 in 19.0 residents here was recently the victim of a robbery or car theft.

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.

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)

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Detailed List Of 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
11 Pineville 8,788 568 14,064
12 Gastonia 76,191 744 4,874
13 Henderson 15,131 1,202 4,447
14 Marion 7,819 434 8,057
15 Hope Mills 16,325 655 4,955
16 Elizabeth City 17,802 702 4,611
17 Asheboro 26,253 483 5,816
18 Burlington 52,986 941 3,804
19 Durham 269,088 792 3,826
20 Asheville 90,103 611 4,714
21 Belmont 10,880 386 5,827
22 Hickory 40,653 526 5,148
23 Fayetteville 205,432 691 4,289
24 Siler City 8,531 668 4,325
25 Hillsborough 6,640 421 5,195
26 Oxford 8,887 551 4,804
27 Smithfield 12,489 560 4,548
28 Kill Devil Hills 7,194 291 6,171
29 Albemarle 16,022 555 4,606
30 Selma 6,678 584 4,297
31 Erwin 5,017 597 4,225
32 Charlotte-Mecklenburg 914,609 663 3,815
33 High Point 112,368 672 3,703
34 Thomasville 27,071 428 4,691
35 Greensboro 290,051 725 3,562
36 Conover 8,354 299 5,410
37 Kernersville 24,222 322 5,156
38 Hendersonville 13,967 336 4,947
39 Rocky Mount 55,098 689 3,600
40 Zebulon 5,288 510 4,198
41 Greenville 92,630 623 3,664
42 Wilmington 119,422 626 3,615
43 Eden 15,321 593 3,733
44 Mocksville 5,302 471 4,130
45 Morehead City 9,520 241 4,852
46 Mebane 14,619 396 3,960
47 Waynesville 9,977 180 5,171
48 Mount Airy 10,338 309 4,333
49 Lenoir 17,932 273 4,411
50 Garner 29,287 327 3,694
51 New Bern 30,191 463 3,328
52 Lincolnton 10,823 425 3,409
53 Raeford 5,057 296 3,776
54 Newton 13,059 352 3,453
55 King 7,046 241 3,817
56 Tarboro 10,924 357 3,286
57 Southern Pines 14,025 299 3,358
58 Ayden 5,215 306 3,202
59 Jacksonville 67,293 323 2,914
60 Aberdeen 7,707 233 3,568
61 Kings Mountain 10,824 240 3,344
62 Oak Island 7,883 266 2,955
63 Matthews 32,255 164 3,115
64 Butner 7,718 207 2,034
65 Mooresville 37,049 159 2,693
66 Kannapolis 48,754 172 2,010
67 Carrboro 21,553 176 1,995
68 Brevard 7,846 152 2,217
69 Mount Holly 14,640 184 1,782
70 Chapel Hill 59,553 132 2,156
71 Angier 5,227 114 2,295
72 Havelock 20,157 104 2,411
73 Bessemer City 5,586 232 1,646
74 Boone 19,138 130 1,996
75 Gibsonville 7,131 210 1,388
76 Mint Hill 26,868 160 1,738
77 Huntersville 56,279 108 1,764
78 Concord 91,756 102 1,951
79 Clayton 21,012 109 1,746
80 Wake Forest 42,019 97 1,763
81 Leland 19,786 85 1,763
82 Archdale 11,664 102 1,646
83 Fuquay-Varina 27,429 120 1,370
84 Woodfin 6,444 62 1,877
85 Knightdale 15,423 64 1,744
86 Morrisville 25,904 73 1,586
87 Black Mountain 8,477 82 1,309
88 Waxhaw 15,089 92 1,126
89 Winterville 9,476 84 1,203
90 Stallings 15,656 76 1,156
91 Wendell 6,901 57 1,362
92 Fletcher 8,237 24 1,444
93 Rolesville 7,709 25 1,387
94 Apex 49,159 48 1,308
95 Cary 166,986 64 1,074
96 Davidson 12,723 31 1,233
97 Elon 10,283 58 505
98 Holly Springs 34,897 45 908
99 Pinehurst 16,145 30 805

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54 thoughts on “These Are The 10 Most Dangerous Cities In North Carolina For 2019

  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??!!!

    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

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