Burke County Chamber of Commerce

The Movoto Real Estate Blog has ranked Morganton 18 on its list of the safest cities in North Carolina, based on the newest FBI Uniform Crime Report. For the second years in a row, the Village of Pinehurst topped the rankings. Rankings were determined by dividing crimes into four categories: murders, violent crimes, property crimes and total crimes. Movoto then calculated the number of crimes per person (per capita) in each of the 68 places in North Carolina with populations of 10,000 people or more. From there, it ranked each place with a score from 1 to 68 according in the above criteria, with scores closer to one being safer. Next, Movoto weighted these rankings so that murders, violent crimes, and property crimes each made up 30 percent of the overall score, while the total number of crimes made up just 10 percent. And finally, these weighted rankings were averaged into an overall Big Deal Score, where the lowest score went to our safest place. 

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