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There was a lot of money just flowing through a North Carolina street a few days ago. WANE says an armored truck recently spilled a load of cash all over a Charlotte, North Carolina road. How much cash? About 100 thousand dollars. That’s a lot of money just floating around and people took advantage of the situation.

The truck’s doors opened after it suffered a malfunction. Cash crates fell out. People started grabbing the money from the street. Police are looking for the people who took the cash.

Rob Cook, who works at the nearby Trimmer Barbershop said “It was pandemonium. Barrels of money all over the place. Everybody was out there.”

Cook said of the bystanders who grabbed cash, “They didn’t get too much money if they did get any. But if you did get that money, you should turn it in.”

The situation happened around 10:30 a.m. on Sunset Road near Reames Road. Police are looking at security footage from nearby cameras to identify anyone who took some cash.

What would you have done? Take some of the money or gather it up and return it?

These Are The Most Dangerous, Violent Crime Ridden Cities In North Carolina

I’m all about personal safety. As a woman, there are just certain things I won’t do. Things like pumping gas at night, rolling my window down in my car for any reason other than a drive-thru, or engaging with anyone I don’t know who approaches me in places like a parking lot. Most apartment complexes won’t rent first-floor apartments to women either. These are just some things guys don’t have to worry about. And I wish I didn’t either. But unfortunately, the world we live in makes women have to be super vigilant and aware of our surroundings. My personal safety just takes priority as it should for everyone. Even though most of the Carolinas are fairly safe, bad things can happen anywhere. But there are some places where crime is more common than others. So what are the most dangerous cities in North Carolina?

NeighborhoodScout conducted the research to answer that question. And it may not be the answer you are expecting. Their research highlighted the 100 most dangerous cities in America. These are cities with a population of 25,000 or more people. And the rankings are based on the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents.  For the purpose of this list Neighborhood Scout considers violent crimes to be rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault.  According to their methodology, “the data used for this research are the number of violent crimes reported to have occurred in each city, and the population of each city.”

A total of 9 Carolina cities made this list. With 5 of the most dangerous cities being in North Carolina, while 4 were in South Carolina. The most dangerous city in the US overall? That was Bessemer Alabama, followed by Monroe, Louisiana. You can read the full list via Neighborhood Scout here or keep reading to see the North Carolina cities that made the list.

  • 57. Winston Salem, NC

    Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA Downtown Skyline.

    Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA Downtown Skyline.

    The Triad’s Winston-Salem is the most dangerous city in North Carolina. Here there is a violent crime rate of 11.4 (per 1,000 residents) and a 1 in 87 chance of being a victim.

  • 59. Statesville, NC

    Only two spots behind Winston-Salem is a city not too far away- Statesville. This Iredell county city has a violent crime rate of 11.2  and a 1 in 87 chance of being a victim.

  • 83. Fayetteville, NC

    Fayetteville city sign

    Fayetteville city sign

    We have to skip a few spots down the list to find the next NC city named one of the most dangerous- Fayetteville. They are doing better with just a 1 in 103 chance of being a victim and a violent crime rate of 9.7.

  • 86. Goldsboro, NC

    goldsboro city pin on the map

    goldsboro city pin on the map

    Three spots down from Fayetteville is Goldsboro. Goldboro brings to the table the same 1 in 103 chance of being a victim. The city barely beats Fayetteville though with an 8.6 violent crime rate.

  • 100. Rocky Mount

    Welcome to North Carolina Sign

    Welcome to North Carolina Sign

    Rocky Mount you almost squeaked by without making the list. You were so close. Your 1 in 107 chance of being a victim and 9.3 violent crime rate make you the best of the worst in North Carolina.

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