3rd Quarter 2016 Charlotte CrimeStatistics

The following statistics are a comparison of the year-end totals of Charlotte crime in 2016 and 2015. Over the course of 2016, Charlotte’s overall crime index increased by 9.9% when compared to year-end totals from 2015. Charlotte’s violent crime saw an increase of 18.2%, while property crime was up by 8.6%. The following graph represents the total crime reported for each division:

 

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Here are the numbers for each crime category:

  • Homicide – 4.3% Increase (48 in 2016)
    • Compare to 46 in 2015
  • Robbery – 29.6% Increase (1,459 in 2016)
    • Compare to 1,331 in 2015
  • Rape  ‐6.4% decrease –  (206 in 2016)
    • Compare to 220 in 2015
  • Vehicle Theft – 21.4% Increase (1,983 in 2016)
  • Compare to 1,633 in 2015
  • Larceny
    • Total – 14.8% Increase (20,227 in 2016)
      • vs. 17,620 in 2015
    • Auto – 37.3% Increase (8,921 in 2016)
      • vs. 6,499 in 2015
  • Burglary
    • Total – ‐1.9% decrease (4,895 in 2016)
      • Compare to 4,992 in 2015
    • Residential – ‐4.7% decrease (3,497 in 2016)
      • Compare to 3,668 in 2015
    • Commercial – 5.6% Increase (1,398 in 2016)
      • Compare to 1,324 in 2015
  • Aggravated Assault – 15.9% Increase (3,177 in 2016)
    • Compare to 2,740 in 2015

About CMPD

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have divided Charlotte into 13 districts, varying in size.  The number of assigned officers also varies between districts.  CMPD is comprised of around 1,717 sworn officers, over 564 civilian staff, and over 400 volunteers. The department not only patrols the city limits, but also enforces the unincorporated communities of Mecklenburg County. We have included the crime statistics page to display the progress made against crime in each Mecklenburg area division.

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