CMPD: Overall Crime Is Up, Violent Crime Is Down In Charlotte, Many Residents Say They Still Feel Unsafe
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has released third quarter crime stats for 2022. The reports states overall crime is up 4.5% compared to this time last year. Property crime is up 7% from 2021 and violent crime is down 5%.
According to the department, they saw increases in homicides(up 26%), robberies(up 6%), burglary(up 22%) and vehicle thefts(up 17%).
CMPD reports there have been 91 homicides this year.
The report also showed that there were declines in aggravated assaults, sex assaults and larceny from vehicles.
CMPD says they are currently down 300 officers. They’re attempting to recruit news officers and retain others.
Some residents say despite the statistics, they still don’t feel safe.
“I heard some real strong gunshots, semi automatic weapons. I’m talking like at least 13, 14 shots,” says Bernard Brown, Charlotte Resident. Brown lives on Avalon Avenue where a man was shot in the leg Wednesday afternoon. Brown says he was carjacked weeks ago by teens not far from his home on Freedom Drive. He’s now looking for a new home.
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