Crime in North Carolina

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This article refers to crime in the U.S. state of North Carolina.


In 2008 there were 415,810 crimes reported in North Carolina, including 605 murders.[1] In 2014 there were 318,464 crimes reported, including 510 murders.[1]

Between 2003 and 2012, there were an average of 15,255 vehicle thefts per year in North Carolina.[2]


In 2008, North Carolina had 504 state and local law enforcement agencies.[3] Those agencies employed a total of 35,140 staff.[3] Of the total staff, 23,442 were sworn officers (defined as those with general arrest powers).[3]

Police ratio[edit]

In 2008, North Carolina had 380 police officers per 100,000 residents, in which 254 are sworn officers.[3]

Capital punishment laws[edit]

Capital punishment is applied in this state.[4]

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