North Carolina crime is at its lowest rate since 1974

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Raleigh, N.C.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — On the whole, North Carolina was safer in 2013 than it has been at any time since 1974, according to the Greensboro News & Record.

In Guilford County, crime was down 5 percent in Greensboro and up 2 percent in High Point during the same period. The numbers come from data provided from the SBI’s 2013 Uniform Crime Report.

According to the data, overall crime in North Carolina decreased by 7 percent in 2013 from the previous year, continuing a six-year downward trend, according to a state Department of Public Safety news release issued on Wednesday.

However, state data may not agree with the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report because the two agencies count crimes differently. Law enforcement agencies report the number of offenses and associated crime data for these crimes — murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft and arson.

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