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North Carolina’s Most Common Crime? Hint: We Like To Fight

What is North Carolina's most common crime?  Here's a hint: We like to fight. Here is a list of the 5 most common crimes that occur in North Carolina. 1.  Simple Assault According to figures from the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics, the most commonly reported crime in North Carolina is simple assault.  A Class 2 Misdemeanor, simple assault is an attempt or threat to physically attack another person.  North Carolina had a staggering 72,033 reports of simple assault in 2022, making it the hands-down most commonly reported crime in the state. 2. Larceny Second on the list of most common crimes in North Carolina is larceny.  Theft of personal property was at an all-time high according to the latest figures, and North Carolina's raw numbers show it.  Larceny accounted for more than 65,000 reported incidents in 2022.  Depending on the value of stolen items, larceny can qualify as a felony. 3.  Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property Destruction/damage/vandalism of property was third on the list of commonly reported crimes in the state.  These types of crimes accounted for more than 61,400 reported incidents in 2022.  The category covers a wide range of crimes including willful destruction of another person's property.  Seriousness ranges from misdemeanor to felony. 4. Drug and Narcotic Violations Drug and narcotic violations are the fourth most common crime in North Carolina, with more than 59,000 incidents in 2022.  This is another category that covers a wide range of offenses, including the use, possession, distribution, or manufacturing of controlled substances.  Things to take into takes place, the offender's age, and whether the crime was a repeat or first offense. 5. Theft From Motor Vehicles Theft from motor vehicles is such a problem in North Carolina that it gets its own category and comes in fifth on the list of most reported crimes.  Authorities received more than 38,000 reports of theft from motor vehicles in 2022.  Items stolen from vehicles often include firearms, which end up in the hands of criminals.

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