CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Can you guess the safest city in North Carolina?
We’ll give you a moment.
Okay, did you guess Pinehurst? If so, congratulations. If not (and you probably didn’t), the town most well-known for its golf was recently named the safest city in North Carolina by the National Council for Home Safety and Security.
But all isn’t lost for those of you who live in the Charlotte area. Union and Mecklenburg Counties fared well in the rankings, with Waxhaw coming in as the second-safest city, while Stallings rounded out the top five. Lake Norman towns Davidson and Cornelius were ranked fifth and 11th, respectively.
So, how were the rankings created?
The NCHSS says they combined data from the most recent FBI crime reports, population data, and other research to make the list, which was formally released Monday.
Notable Charlotte-area cities
15. Mint Hill
25. Mount Holly
36. Kings Mountain
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