Q1 2015 Charlotte Crime Statistics

The following crime statistics are a comparison of the first quarters of 2015 and 2014. From January to March of 2015, Charlotte’s overall crime index increased by 6.4% compared to last year. Violent crime increased by 20.9%, while property crime was up by 4.5%. Here is a breakdown of total crime for each division:

1st Qtr Charlotte Crime

Here are the numbers for each crime category:

  • Homicide – 80% Increase (18 in January-March of 2015)
    • Compare to 10 in January-March of 2014
  • Robbery – 3.3% Decrease (351 in January-March 2015)
    • Compare to 363 in January-March of 2014
  • Rape  34% Increase –  (71 in January-March 2015)
    • Compare to 53 in January-March of 2014
  • Arson – 52.9% Increase (52 in January-March 2015)
    • Compare to 34 in January-March of 2014
  • Vehicle Theft – 12.6% Decrease (1213 in January-March 2015)
    • Compare to 1388 in January-March of 2014
  • Larceny
    • Total – 2.6% Increase (4,960 in January-March 2015 vs. 4,832 in January-March  of 2014)
    • Auto – 4.2% Increase (1,678 in January-March 2015 vs. 1,611 in January-March of 2014)
  • Burglary
    • Total – 3.3% Increase (1,338 in January-March 2015)
      • Compare to 1,295 in January-March of 2014
    • Residential – 12.2% Increase (1095 in January-March 2015)
      • Compare to 976 in January-March of 2014
    • Commercial – 23.8% Decrease (243 in January-March 2015
      • Compare to 319 in January-March of 2014
  • Aggravated Assault – 33.4% Increase (803 in January-March 2015)
    • Compare to 602 in January-March of 2014

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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