Year-End 2015 Charlotte Crime Statistics

The following statistics are a comparison of the year-end totals of Charlotte crime in 2015 and 2014. Over the course of 2015, Charlotte’s overall crime index increased by 9.9% when compared to year-end totals from 2014. 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:

 

2015 Year-End Charlotte Crime by Division

 

Here are the numbers for each crime category:

  • Homicide – 36.4% Increase (60 in 2015)
    • Compare to 44 in 2014
  • Robbery – 22.7% Increase (1,949 in 2015)
    • Compare to 1,589 in 2014
  • Rape  11.7% Increase –  (286 in 2015)
    • Compare to 256 in 2014
  • Vehicle Theft – 32% Increase (2,230 in 2015)
  • Compare to 1,690 in 2014
  • Larceny
    • Total – 5.8% Increase (24,084 in 2015)
      • vs. 22,774 in 2014
    • Auto – 14.3% Increase (9,199 in 2015)
      • vs. 8,047 in 2014
  • Burglary
    • Total – 12% Increase (6,798 in 2015)
      • Compare to 6,071 in 2014
    • Residential – 11.2% Increase (4,973 in 2015)
      • Compare to 4,474 in 2014
    • Commercial – 14.3% Increase (1,825 in 2015)
      • Compare to 1,597 in 2014
  • Aggravated Assault – 16.2% Increase (3,735 in 2015)
    • Compare to 3,213 in 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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