Vance County Crime Rates Improve, Still Highest in State

Thursday the North Carolina Department of Justice released the 2011 crime rate reports for North Carolina.  Overall, reports of crime statewide fell by 0.9 percent in 2011, making it North Carolina’s lowest crime rate since 1977, Attorney General Roy Cooper said. The statewide violent crime rate dropped by 5.2 percent during the year.

Vance County’s Index Crime rate dropped slightly from a 2010 figure of 8,327.6 per 100,000 to 2011 rate of 8,270.1 per 100,000 people.  Index Crime includes the total number of violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) and property crimes (burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft).

Specifically, violent crime increased from a rate of 545.7 in 2010 to 598.1 per 100,000 and property crimes decreased from 7,781.9 in 2010 to 7,672.0 per 100,000.

Vance County Crime Rates per 100,000:

YearIndex Crime RateViolent Crime RateProperty Index Rate

Read the full report here: