skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 221340 Find in a Library
Title: Scorecard on Crime and Justice in North Carolina
Author(s): Charlene Coppersmith; Justin Davis; Yuli Hsu
Corporate Author: North Carolina Governor's Crime Cmssn
Criminal Justice Analysis Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: December 2007
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: North Carolina Governor's Crime Cmssn
Raleigh, NC 27609
Sale Source: North Carolina Governor's Crime Cmssn
Criminal Justice Analysis Ctr
1201 Front Street, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27609
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report is a compilation of crime trend data for North Carolina and provided as a guide in shaping policy decisions related to the North Carolina Criminal Justice System.
Abstract: Data are provided in the areas of violent crime, property crime, prison population rate, felony filings, drug arrest, juvenile delinquency, domestic violence, child maltreatment, and fraud and identity theft. Highlights of the data include: (1) violent crime in North Carolina decreased nearly 24 percent in 2006; (2) for the first time in 7 years, the State’s violent crime rate was higher than the national rate in 2006, ranking 19th in highest reported violent index crime rate per 100,000 in habitants in the Nation; (3) the prison population rate increased nearly 52 percent from 279 per 100,000 inhabitants in 1991 to 423 inmates in 2006; (4) since 1990, the overall drug arrest rate per 100,000 inhabitants increased by roughly 18 percent; (5) domestic violence protective orders entered in district court have increased over the last several years, from 313 entered per 100,000 inhabitants in 1998-1999 to 373 in 2005-2006; and (6) in 2002, there were 8,402 total fraud and identity theft complaints compared to 16,048 complaints reported in 2006. This report presents statistical information from the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission on crime rate trends throughout the State of North Carolina.
Main Term(s): State crime statistics
Index Term(s): Crime patterns; Crime Rate; Crime Statistics; North Carolina; Systems analysis
Note: Downloaded on January 24, 2008
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.