The city of Morganton, with a total population of 16,786, experienced 1,840 arrests over the past three years. During 2014, the arrest rate totaled 409.87 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 21.59% difference making Morganton higher than the national average of 337.10 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 43 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Morganton also handled 645 arrests for property crimes during 2014. Compared to Drexel and Valdese, Morganton is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of Morganton experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2014, Morganton totaled 43 violent crimes and 645 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2014, Morganton experienced 407 violent crimes. Of those, 6 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, 9 were for revised rape, another 26 were for legacy rape, 111 were for robbery, and 255 were for aggravated assault.