According To FBI Statistics, These Are The 10 Most Dangerous Cities In North Carolina
Uh oh, North Carolina. It seems another online publisher is throwing down some smack regarding where to find the most dangerous cities in the Tar Heel State. According to RoadSnacks, their information for creating the list of the ten worst cities is based upon the most recent FBI statistics available (which are from 2018) for North Carolina cities with a population over 5,000. It’s hard to deny what facts and figures say, but we’re not in total agreement with the way things shake out on their list (see below). Are you? To get the bigger picture, we looked up the actual FBI statistics, and here’s what we found to be reported for each locale on the targeted list of the most dangerous cities in North Carolina:
While numbers may tell one side of the story and give a paper representation of what life may be like in terms of crime in these cities, we happen to know each and every one of the cities on this list also have many worthwhile qualities making them wonderful places to live or visit. Did your city make the list, or do you think your city should replace one of the cities on the list? We’d love to know your opinion, so feel free to join the conversation.
For a comprehensive look at how the state’s cities fared individually in the FBI statistics, you can see the data for yourself at this link.
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Most Dangerous Cities in North Carolina
March 08, 2022
What are the most charming small towns in North Carolina?
Bryson City is one of the most charming towns in North Carolina. Its right at the entry to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, so you’ll love it if you’re a nature fan. You can even take a sweet train ride through the park with the Smoky Mountains Railroad, giving it that old-fashioned feel that the whole family will love. There are museums for the history buffs and Tuckasegee River has fun white-water rafting for the adventurers!
What is the safest place to live in North Carolina?
With so much talk about dangerous cities in the state, it’s good to know that there are plenty of safe options as well! Rolesville is the safest city in North Carolina. According to Crime Grade, the crime rate is just 14.20 per 1,000 residents per year. In the Northeast area, known to be the safest part of the city, your chance of being a victim of a crime is only 1 in 84. In terms of violent crimes, Rolesville is 86% lower than the national average, so you can rest easy if you live in this peaceful town.
What is the richest city in North Carolina?
Weddington is the richest city in North Carolina, with a median income of $136,891. A suburban setting provides this city of about 9,500 residents with a beautiful backdrop for their upscale neighborhoods. Just 15 miles southeast of Charlotte, its location is great for those who want to be close to a bigger city, but enjoy the quieter lifestyle that suburbia provides. It’s the perfect town for families with kids as well, with over 46% of households with children under 18, and over 89% of households with married couples. If you’re looking for a nice place to move your family where you’ll be sure to find friends for the kids as well as the adults, Weddington is a good choice.
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Robin Jarvis is a travel writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She's lived in the Carolinas for nearly three decades and currently resides in Charleston. When she's not working, she loves to cook with friends and check out new adventures. General questions and FAM tours: firstname.lastname@example.org.