How does violent crime in Charlotte compare to New York and Los Angeles?
According to uniform crime statistics compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Charlotte had more violent crime per capita than New York and Los Angeles in 2007.
Violent crime includes murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Population estimates were based on U.S. Census Bureau data and yearly growth rates in each city.
According to the FBI:
Charlotte had 7,233 violent crimes and a population of 733,291.
Los Angeles had 27,806 violent crimes and a population of 3.9 million.
New York had 50,453 violent crimes and a population of 8.2 million.
Based on those figures, Charlotte had 986 violent crimes per 100,000 residents — a higher rate than New York's 614 or Los Angeles' 718.