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North Carolina Criminal Records

  • North Carolina has 4,225,172 total people (FBI, 2018).
  • North Carolina is the 12th largest state by population.

Court System

  • The Court of Appeals is an intermediate appellate court that reviews the proceedings that occurred in the trial courts for errors of law or legal procedure. They also hear all civil and criminal cases from the Superior and District Courts, unless it is a murder case in which the Superior Court handles the case.
  • The Family Courts deal with any family problems and juvenile cases.
  • The District Court specializes in civil cases including divorce, custody, child support, and cases below $25,000. They also handle criminal cases involving misdemeanors and infractions.
  • The Superior Court deals with criminal and civil cases involving more than $25,000, and appeals from the District Court are tried in this court.
  • The Supreme Court is the state's highest court that considers error occurred at trial or in judicial interpretation of the law.
  • The Small Claims Court deals strictly with cases involving money or the recovery of property as well as minor civil cases.

Crime Statistics for North Carolina (FBI, 2018)

Crime Category Reported Cases National Rank
Violent Crime 0 49th / 49 (Very Low)
Murder 353 12th / 49 (High)
Rape 0 27th / 49 (Moderate)
Robbery 6,381 11th / 49 (High)
Aggravated Assault 14,588 11th / 49 (High)
Property Crime 0 36th / 49 (Low)
Burglary 28,963 8th / 49 (Very High)
Larceny Theft 109,493 10th / 49 (High)
Motor Vehicle Theft 8,458 22nd / 49 (Moderate)