I live in South Charlotte, while I agree with the man above that crime here is less than other areas, that is not saying much. We have way too much crime here, and much of it gets unresolved. I came from the D.C. area which was much larger an dless crime. My auto insurance doubled when I moved here, and my area had 3-times as many people. My county alone had more people than all of Charlotte. Yet my auto insurance doubled. yes, people have driving poroblems here, you will be shocked by some of the things you see on the road here. But it is also due to theft. Morew crime poer capita here than in D.C.
Best advice is to check the websites mentioned above and talk to the police. Avoid talking to neighbors, most of them are full of it or have their own agenda anyway, so it's hard to know if you are getting straight advice. Maybe they see youhave kids and want to keep their neighborrhood quiet and professional - so they will tell you there is tons of crime when maybe there isn't. Good luck. (I would also recommend not looking at Fort Mill, SC - as a realtor above suggested. What she didn;t twell you ois how red that area is. Charlotte is a very rural area, it has only recently grown and has a long way to go as far as infrastructure and increasing the tax base and increasing per capita income. A long way to go. Chartlotte is about 15 years behind where I lived in DC, Fort Mill is about 20-25. Charlotte is red enough, you don;t want to deal with Ft. MIll, trust me.)