Uniform Crime Reports

North Carolina crime statistics are reports submitted to the State Bureau of Investigation from 475 participating law enforcement agencies across the state. The SBI provides the collection of data to the FBI's National Incident-Based Reporting System, as part of the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

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While the program’s primary objective is to generate a reliable set of criminal statistics for use in law enforcement administration, operation, and management, its data have over the years become one the country’s leading social indicators.

The American public looks to Uniform Crime Reports for information on fluctuations in the level of crime, while criminologists, sociologists, legislators, municipal planners, the news media and students of criminal justice use the statistics for varied research, reporting and planning purposes.

Since 1973, law enforcement agencies throughout North Carolina have voluntarily submitted data to the State Bureau of Investigation on specific crimes committed in their areas of jurisdiction.

The Uniform Crime Reporting Program divides offenses into two major classifications which are designated Part 1 and Part 2.

Law enforcement agencies report the number of offenses and associated crime data for the following Part 1 crimes: murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft and arson. Part 1 offenses, excluding negligent manslaughter and arson, are used to calculate the Crime Index and Crime Rate.

All other offenses are classified as Part 2 offenses, however, only arrest data are reported for Part 2 offenses.

The UCR Program collects data on the age, race, and sex of persons arrested for all crimes except traffic violations.

The SBI is the only agency in North Carolina that collects data on behalf of the FBI.

For more information about North Carolina crime statistics collected by the NC State Bureau of Investigation, please contact SBI Crime Reporting.

To see more detailed crime statistics, please visit the SBI Crime Reporting website.

Ashley Cox
Crime Reporting Unit
Criminal Information and Identification Section
(919) 582-8683