Crime in North Carolina

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


In 2008 there were 416,060 crimes reported in North Carolina, including 604 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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