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Stallings, Matthews and Mint Hill Are Safest Charlotte-Area Small Towns

Stallings, Matthews and Mint Hill are Safest Charlotte-Area Small Towns

Is this a safe place to live?  Is there much crime in this area?  These are important questions asked by newcomers to the Charlotte area. 

Safewise, a home security company, just published a list of the 50 safest cities in North CarolinaStallings, Matthews, and Mint Hill were at the top of the list.  Stallings was number seven on the list.  Matthews came in at number 11 and Mint Hill’s ranking was number 13.

How were the cities rated and ranked by Safewise?  Studying only cities with over 5000 in population in 2012, the company analyzed FBI data for the number of violent crimes as well as property crimes.  The number of crimes per 1000 people living in the town was used to create the ranking.

Here are the ratings for each of these small towns.


Approximate 2012 Population  14,000
Violent crimes per 1000 people   0.7
Property crimes per 1000 people   2.73


Approximate 2012 Population   27,000
Violent crimes per 1000 people   1.66
Property crimes per 1000 people   3.75

Mint Hill

Approximate 2012 Population   23,000
Violent crimes per 1000 people   1.65
Property crimes per 1000 people  4.24

What do these three towns have in common that makes them rank so well in safety?  They are all suburban bedroom communities perched on Charlotte’s southern edge.  They all have a strong sense of community with town businesses and government actively supporting facilities and activities for residents.  They all have their own police departments supported by the citizens.

Want more detail on crimes in these towns?

The Town of Matthews offers a crime mapping feature on its website.  Click here to see all Matthews crimes.  A link to a crime map for Stallings can be found here.  Mint Hill offers crime reports for the town on its website.

Want to know more about real estate and living in Charlotte small towns?  Request a free Charlotte relocation package.

Copyright 2014.  Carol Fox.  Allen Tate Realtors.  *Stallings, Matthews and Mint Hill Are Safest Charlotte-Area Small Towns*


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