According to the Annual Summary Report of 2018, Uniform Crime Reporting Data, the rate per 100,000 people of Crime Index offenses reported to law enforcement agencies throughout North Carolina decreased 9.9 percent during 2018 when compared to the figures reported in 2017. 

The rate of violent crime (which includes murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) decreased 7.3 percent statewide. Individually, the murder rate decreased 10.8 percent, the rape rate increased 14.5 percent, the robbery rate decreased 19.7 percent, and the aggravated assault rate decreased 4.4 percent. 

The rate of property crime (which consists of burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft) decreased 10.3 percent across the state. The rate for burglary decreased 14.4 percent and larceny decreased 9.8 percent. The motor vehicle theft rate increased 0.6 percent. A property crime not included with the other Index offenses; the arson rate decreased 16.6 percent.

For Crime Index offenses, the number of juveniles under the age of 18 arrested declined 31 percent in 2018, while adults arrested for Crime Index offenses decreased 16%. For violent crime, juveniles under the age of 18 arrested decreased 17 percent, while adult arrests decreased 14 percent. For property crime, the number of juveniles under 18 arrested declined 34 percent, while adult arrests also decreased 16 percent.


The definition of offenses 

  • Violent Crime includes the offenses of murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault as defined below.
  • Murder – The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.
  • Forcible Rape – The carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will. Assaults or attempts to commit rape by force are also included.
  • Robbery – The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence, and/or by putting the victim in fear.
  • Aggravated Assault – An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe bodily injury. This type of assault is usually accompanied using a weapon or other means likely to produce death or serious bodily harm. Includes attempted assaults.
  • Property Crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft as defined below. 
  • Burglary – The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft. Includes attempted forcible entry.
  • Larceny – The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another.
  • Motor Vehicle Theft – The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.
  • Arson – Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without the intent to defraud.

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