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North Carolina Criminal Records

  • North Carolina has 10,042,802 total people (FBI, 2015).
  • North Carolina is the 42nd 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, 2015)

Crime Category Reported Cases National Rank
Violent Crime 34,852 41st / 51 (Very High)
Murder 517 42nd / 51 (Very High)
Rape 2,684 38th / 51 (High)
Robbery 8,825 40th / 51 (High)
Aggravated Assault 22,826 43rd / 51 (Very High)
Property Crime 276,183 44th / 51 (Very High)
Burglary 74,841 47th / 51 (Very High)
Larceny Theft 187,907 43rd / 51 (Very High)
Motor Vehicle Theft 13,435 37th / 51 (High)