North Carolina Overview, Crime Rates, and Arrest Statistics
North Carolina is the 9th most populous state in the U.S. The southeastern state borders South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and the Atlantic Ocean. The state is characterized by a wide range of elevations. North Carolina is divided into 100 counties. Charlotte and Raleigh are the two most important cities in the state.
North Carolina State overview:
The homeownership rate in North Carolina is 64.2 percent, which is slightly lesser than the national average. The state’s population is a little more than 10 million. The median income of families in the state is lower than the national average.
The median property value in the state is lower than the national average. Most families in the state have income in the range of $75,000-$100,000. A substantial percentage of the families owning properties in the state have a property value in the range of $200,000-$250,000.
Restaurant & food services, construction, and elementary & secondary schools are some major industries in the state. Compared to many other U.S. states, North Carolina has a higher number of knitting fabric mills, yarn and thread mills, apparel knitting mills, and tobacco manufacturing factories.
Physicians, surgeons, dentists, and people working in actuaries hold the highest paying jobs by average salary in the state. Software publishing and commodities, funds, trusts, and financial investments are the highest paying industries in the state.
The average commute time for the residents in the state is around 23 minutes, which is lower than the national average. On an average, a family in North Carolina owns two cars. A substantial percentage of the state’s working population drives alone to work. Cities in North Carolina are well connected and other states in the country by land, air, and water. The state has the largest ferry system on the east coast and the second largest state highway system in the country. Amtrak serves various cities in the state.
For every 83,003 female grad students in the state, there are 59,851 male students. General business management & administration, general psychology, and registered nursing are the most popular majors. Most students in the state prefer graduating from a public 2-year institution. Compared to many other states, North Carolina has a higher number of students opting for a bachelor’s degree in general agricultural mechanization.
Around 95 percent of the people living in the state are U.S. citizens. The population primarily comprises of whites, Hispanics, and blacks. The percentage of people speaking a non-English language is lower than the national average. Spanish, Chinese, Hmong. Laotian, and Gujarati are major non-English languages spoken in the state.
North Carolina Crime statistics:
Around 31 crimes are committed per 1,000 residents in the state. On an average, 3.72 violent crimes are reported per 1,000 people in the state, which is lower than the national median. A person's chances of becoming a victim to violent crime are 1 in 269. Around 27 property crimes are committed people, which is higher than the national median. A person's chances of becoming a victim to a property crime are 1 in 37.
Violent crimes primarily include murder, rape, robbery, and assault. Burglary, theft, and motor vehicle theft are different types of property crimes reported in the state. Around 28 crimes are reported per sq — the mile in the state, which is lower than the national median of 31.9. Burnsville, Whispering Pines, Bald Head Island, Cashiers, and Laurel Park are some of the safest cities in the state. Studies suggest that the crime rate in the state has been declining for the past almost two decades. Law enforcement experts expect the trend to continue for coming years.