Here Are The 10 Most Dangerous Places In North Carolina After Dark
Last week, we published an article on ‘poorest places’ in North Carolina, it received overwhelming feedback with many contributing their own opinions to the demise of those towns. Yet, poor doesn’t always relate to ‘dangerous.’ The website Homesnacks compiled newly released FBI data to reveal the most dangerous places in North Carolina, places you surely wouldn’t want to be after nightfall.
Remember that, when comparing the crime rate, population is taken into consideration. While cities like Durham, Fayetteville and Charlotte see plenty of crime – and also more frequently than those listed below – the lower population means more crime per person and more likelihood of it happening if you visited. In larger cities, you’re a fish in a big pond, but in these smaller towns that already see plenty of crime, you’re a big fish in a small pond and more likely to be targeted.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Sure, plenty of places are dangerous – it’s important to exercise common sense and prior to visiting, ask locals where not to hang out. Luckily, cities like Fayetteville and Durham that once experienced above national average crime have found their crime rates dropping. Any city though, you’d want to make sure you’re safe and like stated above – just ask a local where to go and where not to go.
Were you surprised by the list at all? Like I said, these places are smaller towns and cities, increasing the crime rate. Are there any you think should be added to the list?