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Burke County Recent Criminal Activity Reports

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  • Hickory man charged with Burke County murder

    HICKORY – A Hickory man was charged with murder after he turned himself in at the Hickory Police Headquarters Wednesday evening, according to a press release from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation falls under the Burke County Sheriff’s…
    September 15, 2016
  • Hickory man charged with Burke County murder

    HICKORY – A Hickory man was charged with murder after he turned himself in at the Hickory Police Headquarters Wednesday evening, according to a press release from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office. Th
    September 15, 2016
  • Structure Fire Damages Home

      On Friday May 15th at approximately 4:49 pm the Morganton Department of Public Safety responded to a residential house fire at 102 Mimosa Hills Dr. Upon arrival, firefighters found fire burning in the basement of the residence. Firefighters initially attacked the fire in the basement before it burned through a portion of the flooring above the basement near the front of the house. Firefighters ventilated the roof and continued fire suppression tactics before it was extinguished. Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control at approximately 6:26 pm. Firefighters remained on scene until 7:58 pm. No one was injured as a result of the fire. Estimated damage to the residence from the fire along with smoke and heat damage is at $100.000 with $25.000 damage to contents. The cause of the fire appears to be from a light ballast in the basement overheating. Burke Co EMS, Oak Hill Fire/Rescue, Triple Community Fire, Glen Alpine and Salem Fire/Rescue assisted at the scene.  
    May 16, 2015
  • Armed Robbery Arrest

    On May 1, 2015, at 9:57 pm. Mr. Shiva Bista reported to Morganton Public Safety, an armed robbery of the Exxon Gas Station located at 1504 Bethel Road, Morganton, NC.
    May 15, 2015
  • Registered Sex Offender Arrested for Failing to Notify of address change

    Charles Wayne Benham, 51 years old was arrested and charged with failing to notify sheriff’s office of a change of address, as required for registered sex offenders and being within 300’ of a playground as forbidden by a registered sex offender. Both charges are felonies. Morganton Public Safety officers were called to investigate a suspicious person around the area of the Greenway-near Judge’s Riverside-Greenlee Ford Road. When officers arrived, they encountered Charles Wayne Benham sitting on a picnic table, near the restrooms. A records check indicated that Benham was a registered sex offender from out of state (California-San Diego) and had transferred his registration to North Carolina at an address on Smokey Creek. Benham reported to officers that he had been living homeless under the Silver Creek Bridge for at least two weeks. NC Law requires a registered sex offender to notify the Sheriff of any address change within three (3) business days. Benham had not been living at the Smokey Creek Address for some time and according to the DCI/NCIC database has a Smokey Creek address. Additionally, Benham had been loitering around the Greenway for the past few days, sleeping in the bathroom. The picnic table that Benham was seated on was less than 200’ from a playground. NC law prohibits registered sex offenders from loitering 300’ from a playground for children. Benham received a $10,000 secured bond and has a first appearance in Burke County Court Monday, May 11th, 2015.
    May 11, 2015
  • Structure Fire Destroys Two Apartments

    On 05/02/2015 at approximately 1:02 pm the Morganton Dept of Public Safety received a call of a structure fire at 118 Jones St. Once on scene, units found one apartment full of smoke with flames coming from the windows. Firefighters started fire suppression and ventilation immediately. The fire burned vertical into the attic and spread to the adjacent apartment. Firefighters were on scene battling the blaze and completing overhaul and cleanup for approximately three hours. No one was in the residences upon arrival and no one was injured. The cause of the fire was due to food left unattended on the stove top which caught on fire. Damage to the structure and its contents was in excess of $75,000. Morganton Housing Authority and The American Redcross came to the scene to assist those residents that were affected. Additionally, Burke Co EMS and Burke Co REACT assisted on the scene with the incident
    May 03, 2015

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Burke County Latest Crime Records, Last Recorded 2014 (Updated 09/30/2016)

  • Total Violent Crime:
    87
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    3
  • Rape:
    6
  • Robbery:
    17
  • Aggravated Assault:
    61
  • Total Property Crime:
    1,345
  • Burglary:
    541
  • Larceny Theft:
    722
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    82
  • Arson:
    5

Burke County Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics
  • Total population of persons residing within the County in 2010
    90,912
  • Estimate of the County's total residency as of April 1, 2000
    89,153
  • Percentage change of the total resident population as of April 1, 2000 to April 1, 2010
    2%
  • Net change of residents' total population from April 1, 2000 to April 1, 2010
    1,764
  • April 1, 2000 complete count of Countywide resident population
    89,148
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    5,291
  • July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    6%
  • July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    20,161
  • July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    23%
  • July 1, 2009 percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    16%
  • July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    13,934
  • July 1, 2009 total estimate percentage of female residents
    50%
  • County's white resident population recorded in 2010
    76,716
  • County's black resident population recorded in 2010
    6,012
  • County's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations recorded in 2010
    325
  • County's Asian resident population recorded in 2010
    3,185
  • County's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population recorded in 2010
    303
  • Countywide 2010 resident population of two or more races
    1,597
  • Countywide 2010 resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    4,634
  • Non Hispanic white resident population in 2010
    75,472
  • Countywide percentage of white residents in 2010
    84%
  • Countywide percentage of black residents in 2010
    7%
  • Countywide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents in 2010
    0%
  • Countywide percentage of Asian residents in 2010
    4%
  • Countywide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander in 2010
    0%
  • Countywide percentage of Two or more races in 2010
    2%
  • Countywide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin in 2010
    5%
  • Countywide percentage of non Hispanic white in 2010
    83%
  • Vital Statistics


    Births and deaths occurring in Burke County
  • Births 2007
    1,014
  • Deaths 2007
    833
  • Infant death occurring within the County of persons one year of age or less in 2007
    6
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more from 2005 to 2009
    87%
  • Resident Background Information


    Education and background history of Burke County Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the County from 2005 to 2009
    5%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home from 2005 to 2009
    8%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher from 2005 to 2009
    75%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher from 2005 to 2009
    15%
  • Total number of Veterans from 2005 to 2009
    6,826
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data


    Households located in Burke County
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence between 2005-2009
    21
  • Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009
    39,800
  • Net change of housing units estimates as of April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009
    2,365
  • Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1, 2000 (base) to July 1, 2009
    6%
  • Percentage of the County's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009
    74%
  • Median value of the County's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009
    $103,900
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units between 2005 and 2009
    9%
  • Total number of households between 2005-2009
    33,964
  • Average size of households between 2005-2009
    3
  • Burke County Employment Data


    Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the County
  • Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation in 2009
    $18,341
  • 2009 Countywide income of median households in Burke County
    $36,177
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty in the year 2009
    17%
  • The personal income of persons employed in 2007
    $2,450
  • Per capita income of persons employed in 2007
    $27,595
  • Labor force of civilian workers in 2009
    38,823
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force in 2009
    5,637
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force in 2009
    15%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries in 2007
    51,584
  • Net change of employment in all industries between 2000 and 2007
    3,342
  • People employed by the government in 2007
    8,650
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries in 2007
    1,564,113
  • Average earnings per job in all industries in 2007
    30,322
  • Number of private non farm establishments in 2008
    1,553
  • The employment of non farm pay for the period of March 12, 2008
    25,152
  • Percentage change of private nonfarm employment for the pay period of March 12, 2008
    -25%
  • Total of non employer establishment in 2008 according to NAICS
    5,461
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls in 2007
    107,721
  • People and Businesses


    Firms and companies of Burke County
  • Total number of firms located in the County for the year 2007
    6,778
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms in 2007
    4%
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms in 2007
    0%
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms in 2007
    0%
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms in 2007
    0%
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms in 2007
    0%
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms in 2007
    24%
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33 in 2007
    2,271,177
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42 in 2007
    289,487
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007
    661,178
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007
    7,443
  • Land Valuation


    Property value and Burke County territory
  • 2009 totals of building permits for new private housing units in 2009
    142
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits in 2009
    27,272
  • Adjusted 2007 acres of land in farms
    29,068
  • Total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year
    497,010
  • Per capita total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year
    5,562
  • Size in square miles of land as of 2000
    507
  • Population per square mile in the year 2010
    179
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