What happened to crime in Charlotte from 2005 to 2006?
That depends on how you slice the statistics.
The number of reported violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery and assault) dropped from 7,933 to 7,532, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's uniform crime reports.
At the same time, the estimated population grew from 677,122 to 699,398, so the number of violent crimes per 100,000 residents dropped from 1,172 to 1,077.
Meantime, the number of reported property crimes (burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft) rose from 46,589 to 48,886.
That also increased on a per capita basis, going from 6,880 to 6,990 per 100,000 residents.
As a whole, violent and property crimes went from 54,522 to 56,418, or 8,052 reported crimes per 100,000 residents to 8,067.
To recap: Violent crime went down, but property crime went up. That means the overall crime rate went up from 2005 to 2006.