North Carolina August 08, 2015
Here Are The 10 Most Dangerous Places In North Carolina
While we’ve covered the
safest places in the Tar Heel state…what about the places you might want to think twice about before calling home? While each coin has two sides…and most of these places aren’t all ‘that bad,’ according to FBI crime data you might want to ‘hide yo kids, hide yo wife’ in these ten places. Curious? Check out the ten ‘most dangerous’ places in North Carolina below.
While Lumberton has quaint, quiet streets and nice shopping...according to the FBI Crime Report your chance of being victim to property crime here is 1 in 16. Lumberton has also made a top 20 list of the most violent cities in America.
You might have passed through Kinston on your way to the beach. While this quiet town is home to some killer 'joints' and restaurants....it also has a history of violence. In Kinston your chance of being victim to property crime here is 1 in 13.
While this tiny city near the VA border is working tirelessly to improve it's crime rankings..some criminals cannot be stopped. Formally number two on most FBI crime lists, Henderson is still home to staggering property crimes. Your chance of being a victim to property crime here is 1 in 10.
While this small town on the SC boarder has gone down in it's property crimes...violent crimes have gone up. Your chance of being a victim to property crime in Laurinburg is 1 in 16.
While I went to college with several friends from Statesville...and have found it both charming and quaint, sometimes you just can't argue with statistics. Statesville ties with Laurinburg on this list and could possibly be more dangerous. You have a 1 in 139 chance of falling victim to a violent crime like rape, murder, or assault in Statesville. I say...just keep pepper spray handy!
While the picture above is a friendly reminder of policing done right, sometimes the police have too little time on their hands in the charming southern town of Goldsboro. Your chance of falling victim is 1 in 17.
7. Rocky Mount
With a steady decline in population, Rocky Mount is back on several lists as a most dangerous city. For a few years, things were really looking up...but with a lower population statistics remain high. Your chance of falling victim to a violent crime like murder, rape, or assault is 1 in 95...which is somewhat scary.
This tiny town outside of Raleigh has seen steady improvements on its crime rates over the past few years. Yet, the fact that your chance of falling victim to property crime is 1 in 18 keeps Smithfield on several 'most dangerous' lists.
While the home of Cheerwine is a lovely place, the increase in both violent and property crimes keeps this famed soft drink city on the top ten list. In Salisbury you have a 1 in 128 chance of falling victim to a violent crime like rape, murder, or assault.
While Burlington is the place to go if you're looking for a delicious bite to eat (it has more restaurants per capita than anywhere else in NC) the property crime rate keeps Burlington clinging on at number ten. Your chance of falling victim to property crime here is 1 in 20.
If you find your beloved hometown on this list, it’s important to remember that this is not a reflection of the town as a whole and sometimes these crimes are isolated to certain areas in the community. With that being said, how do you feel about this list? Tell us in the comments!