If you were looking to buy a home just a year ago, and now you’re looking again today, it’s an entirely different ballgame. Obviously new homes are available, but there are other factors to consider as well: Housing prices have fluctuated, new businesses are springing up or shutting down, but perhaps most notable are the crime rates.
Just last year, Movoto Real Estate Blog brought you the safest 10 cities in each state, according to the (then) most recent Crime Report from the FBI. Today, they’re at it again. Going from state to state and city to city, they are looking at the newest FBI Crime Report, to keep you current and most of all, to keep you safe.
And today they’re lookin’ at North Carolina. Here are the 10 safest places in the Tar Heel State:
1. Village of Pinehurst
2. Town of Davidson
3. Town of Holly Springs
4. Town of Apex
5. Town of Stallings
6. Town of Morrisville
7. Town of Waxhaw
8. Town of Huntersville
9. Town of Mint Hill
10. Town of Cornelius
If you saw the last list of the safest places in North Carolina, you’re sure to see some similarities (Congrats to Pinehurst, making the No. 1 spot two years in a row!)
Just like for the 2014 list of safest places in North Carolina, Movoto Real Estate Blog went straight to the experts for this updated information. Just a short time ago, the FBI released the crime statistics from 2013, so using this latest 2013 FBI Uniform Crime Report they examined North Carolina’s crime in the following criteria:
They divided these crimes into four categories:
Then they calculated the number of crimes per person (per capita) in each of the 68 places in North Carolina with populations of 10,000 people or more. From there, they ranked each place with a score from 1 to 68 according in the above criteria, with scores closer to one being safer.
Next, they weighted these rankings so that murders, violent crimes, and property crimes each made up 30 percent of the overall score, while the total number of crimes made up just 10 percent. And finally, they averaged these weighted rankings into an overall Big Deal Score, where the lowest score went to our safest place. That’s you, Pinehurst!
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Clearly Pinehurst is doing something right, because not only did it make the No. 1 spot this year, but it also took the lead last year!