Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh with a 2010 population of 419,700 witnessed the largest decline in the crime rate category of robbery starting in 2009 with 832 incidents and then dropping to 643 in 2010. Close behind this 23% reduction is the violent crime rates decrease of 13%. Overall Raleigh’s crime rates declined from 2009 to 2010, additional reductions included aggravated assault and property crime each dropping 6%.  Source: FBI Uniform Crime Reports