This webpage contains crime figures for South Carolina. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how South Carolina compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for South Carolina, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.
Between 1999 and 2008 there were 2,146,507 total crimes reported in South Carolina (326,968 of them violent). Of the 214,651 crimes that occur a year in South Carolina, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in South Carolina every 2 minutes. This includes 2,963 murders, 16,946 rapes, and more than one million thefts (including 160,116 motor vehicle thefts).
During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in South Carolina for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in South Carolina increased by 7 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 1 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in South Carolina. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than two hundred and twenty-six thousand for South Carolina in 2009.
Crime Data Information
South Carolina law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for South Carolina conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.