Public Safety

Find the story in the numbers. See below to explore facts about Public Safety in the Charlotte region. See how the region's counties compare to one another and how the metro area compares to peers around the country.

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  • Downtown Gastonia

    A decline in crime creates a safer Gaston County

    Over the past decade, Gaston County has experienced a decline in the crime rate, helping to create a safer community for residents and visitors alike.  This is good news for a county that encompasses one of the largest populations in the Charlotte region.