Table 8

NORTH CAROLINA

Offenses Known to Law Enforcement

by Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties, 2016

[The data shown in this table do not reflect county totals but are the number of offenses reported by the sheriff's office or county police department.]

Metropolitan/ Nonmetropolitan County Violent
crime
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Rape
(revised
definition)1
Rape
(legacy
definition)2
Robbery Aggravated
assault
Property
crime
Burglary Larceny-
theft
Motor
vehicle
theft
Arson
Metropolitan Counties Alamance 95 3 6 6 80 752 328 372 52 2
Alexander 83 4 10 2 67 546 213 312 21 5
Buncombe 155 5 9 28 113 1,826 666 1,019 141 8
Burke 91 5 2 16 68 1,143 459 575 109 2
Cabarrus 38 1 3 19 15 730 231 461 38 4
Caldwell 95 1 11 12 71 1,271 492 686 93 6
Catawba 165 3 21 16 125 1,261 476 712 73 14
Chatham 55 2 6 9 38 602 258 323 21 1
Currituck 37 0 5 2 30 356 129 215 12 1
Davidson 105 5 5 21 74 1,621 938 562 121 5
Davie 58 0 5 3 50 589 190 375 24 1
Durham 80 5 5 22 48 566 231 295 40 0
Edgecombe 65 5 6 13 41 461 202 233 26 7
Forsyth 276 2 13 40 221 2,168 551 1,508 109 19
Franklin 69 4 7 9 49 889 376 451 62 6
Gaston 15 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0
Haywood 148 1 13 10 124 975 454 457 64 7
Iredell 205 3 11 17 174 1,449 457 874 118 4
Johnston 160 3 16 39 102 1,874 776 1,000 98 7
Lincoln 85 0 12 4 69 1,024 305 655 64 6
Madison 7 1 0 1 5 182 86 91 5 1
Nash 70 2 11 5 52 425 183 218 24 2
New Hanover 155 2 15 44 94 1,779 468 1,249 62 19
Orange 43 2 5 6 30 505 213 273 19 1
Pamlico 6 0 1 2 3 207 33 158 16 1
Pender 57 0 11 8 38 867 208 607 52 2
Person 49 6 3 3 37 294 133 149 12 2
Pitt 157 5 6 28 118 1,066 423 573 70 1
Rockingham 66 6 2 14 44 916 406 466 44 4
Rowan 151 7 12 14 118 905 293 562 50 4
Stokes 45 1 0 0 44 772 216 514 42 1
Union 182 6 21 38 117 2,102 618 1,387 97 16
Wake 173 5 15 25 128 1,678 582 967 129 14
Wayne 133 0 4 29 100 1,592 676 796 120 4
Yadkin 57 1 4 6 46 485 179 268 38 1
Nonmetropolitan Counties Anson 33 0 0 5 28 274 184 85 5 2
Ashe 24 0 3 0 21 197 73 110 14 0
Beaufort 68 1 5 9 53 496 190 285 21 1
Camden 10 0 1 2 7 64 17 46 1 0
Caswell 73 4 1 6 62 381 98 267 16 0
Cherokee 36 0 6 5 25 611 172 404 35 9
Chowan 16 0 1 1 14 127 60 64 3 4
Clay 26 1 1 1 23 278 117 138 23 0
Columbus 72 2 4 13 53 1,004 523 416 65 2
Dare 13 0 1 0 12 523 128 389 6 0
Duplin 93 5 5 7 76 750 284 415 51 8
Halifax3 69 3 1 13 52 504 18 6
Harnett 233 4 14 33 182 1,868 734 1,032 102 19
Hertford 21 5 0 2 14 227 124 93 10 0
Lee 47 2 4 10 31 515 136 346 33 3
Lenoir 122 3 10 24 85 663 285 348 30 5
Martin 49 0 1 6 42 234 100 115 19 5
McDowell 37 1 8 9 19 706 247 383 76 22
Montgomery 43 2 4 4 33 284 149 120 15 3
Northampton 34 2 4 4 24 276 163 97 16 3
Pasquotank 35 1 2 3 29 259 92 160 7 0
Perquimans 4 0 0 0 4 86 59 24 3 2
Polk 16 1 3 1 11 255 78 161 16 1
Richmond3 156 3 6 23 124 440 66 5
Rutherford 103 0 0 5 98 1,010 542 391 77 9
Sampson3 100 3 9 22 66 359 75 5
Scotland3 57 3 7 7 40 167 44 11
Stanly 29 1 1 2 25 440 183 244 13 7
Surry 51 1 13 9 28 1,089 466 567 56 13
Swain 20 0 4 2 14 205 101 89 15 0
Transylvania 24 0 5 6 13 309 137 156 16 3
Tyrrell 8 0 2 0 6 40 5 35 0 0
Vance 69 5 1 13 50 707 309 362 36 6
Watauga 26 0 0 3 23 293 28 257 8 0
Wilkes 115 2 8 12 93 740 330 373 37 12
Wilson 57 6 2 4 45 731 201 501 29 2
Yancey 7 0 2 0 5 66 36 28 2 0
  • 1 The figures shown in this column for the offense of rape were reported using the revised Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) definition of rape. See the data declaration for further explanation.
  • 2 The figures shown in this column for the offense of rape were reported using the legacy UCR definition of rape. See the data declaration for further explanation.
  • 3 The FBI determined that the agency's data were underreported. Consequently, those data are not included in this table.

Data Declaration

Provides the methodology used in constructing this table and other pertinent information about this table.