♦ Salisbury’s abysmal crime statistics in FBI Crime Statistics from 2015, the latest available. The 2016 statistics will not be available until late in 2017:
The Salisbury Police Annual Police Report for 2016 (SNAG). Eleven Homicides Recorded in Salisbury in 2016.
Public schools (K-12), inside of Salisbury’s city limits, had substandard grades on the N.C. Department of Education’s Report Card:
2015-2016 N.C. Reportable Crimes and Dropout Rates for Rowan-Salisbury Schools for 2015-2016. The Statistics are Alarming.
Salisbury has a high percentage of persons living below poverty (27.2%):
US Census Bureau stats for Salisbury (current 2015 estimates) verify that over one fourth of the City’s population is living in poverty:
Video: Salisbury City Councilman David Post Reveals There are Almost 2000 Vacant Houses in Salisbury, N.C.: