While North Carolina’s average state wide crime rate dropped 5.6%, Vance County’s crime rate increased 16.5% according from 2009 to the 2010 reporting period just published by the state Attorney General. Violent crime in Vance County went down approximately 12%, while property crime went up approximately 19%. This raises Vance County to be the highest crime rate per capita county in North Carolina.
Franklin County and Warren County rates dropped just slightly, Granville County rates remained virtually the same.
You may access the report at North Carolina 2010 Crime Rates