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We collect crime statistics for North Carolina and report them to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. These statistics give law enforcement and the public a snapshot in time of the rate of reported crime in their communities.
 
The SBI collects crime data through the North Carolina Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program which is part of a nationwide effort administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
 
The UCR program’s primary objective is to generate a reliable set of criminal statistics for law enforcement operations. UCR data also gives the state and nation information on fluctuations in the level of reported crimes. Criminologists, sociologists, legislators, municipal planners, the media, and others use the information for research and planning.
 
Since 1973, law enforcement agencies in North Carolina have voluntarily submitted data to the SBI on the crimes reported in their jurisdictions.
 
The UCR Program divides offenses into two classifications: Part 1 includes murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Part 1 offenses, excluding negligent manslaughter and arson, are used to calculate the Crime Index and Crime Rate.
 
All other offenses are classified as Part 2; however, only arrest data are reported for Part 2 offenses. The UCR Program collects data on the age, race, and sex of persons arrested for all crimes except traffic violations.

You may view crime statistics in detailed reports by year, including breakdowns on individual crimes, and reports from specific agencies and counties.

You may also view annual summaries of reported crime statistics here:
2012 Crime Statistics

2011 Crime Statistics

2010 Crime Statistics

2009 Crime Statistics

2008 Crime Statistics

2007 Crime Statistics
 
 
For more information about North Carolina crime statistics we collect, contact us.