These Are The Three Most Dangerous Cities In North Carolina
Lists like these are never fun, but we always look to these reports when they come out, just to make sure it's not the places we or our loved ones frequent. If we can avoid crime, we should, because who wants to live in fear?
Let's remember, just because a city makes the list of "Worst" for crime or "Most Dangerous" in a state, doesn't mean its the worst. My hometown usually makes one of these lists, and I still take pride in where I'm at, because there are still some great places. That being said, we're going to take a look at the not-so-good parts of some North Carolina towns.
The Most Dangerous Cities in North Carolina
According to reports, Reidsville has a crime rate of 56.71 per 1,000 residents. This means this town of 14,125 people has a crime rate 124% higher than the North Carolina average.
Most of the crime in Reidsville is related to property crime, which sees a rate of 47.25 instances per 1,000 people. However, residents do have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming the victim of a violent crime - in 2020, the town saw 6 murders and 115 assaults.
Albemarle is nearly the worst for crime in the state. Located near the coast, the 16,628 people who live there see a crime rate of 6,588 per 100,000 - making this city have a crime rate 149% higher than the state average.
Slightly worse than Reidsville for violent crime, Albemarle residents have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming the victim of a violent crime. Sources say the crime rate is contributed to by poverty, lack of employment, and quality of life.
This brings us to the #1 worst city for crime in North Carolina.
Lumberton is the city with the highest rate of crime in the state of North Carolina. Located in Robeson County, the town of 19,025 sees a crime rate of 132.30 per 1,000 residents - a disproportionately high number considering the size of the town.
Reports say this town's crime rate is 435% more dangerous than the North Carolinan average. Property crime rates are 122.21, and violent crimes see a rate of 20.18 per 1,000 people back in 2021.
Sources say much of the Lumberton, North Carolina crime issue relates to drug activity in the area.
Stay safe out there, and don't put yourself in the position to become a victim.