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Sumter County, South Carolina Crime Statistics

This page contains crime numbers for Sumter County, South Carolina. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Sumter County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Sumter County, South Carolina, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 40,070 total crimes reported in Sumter County, South Carolina (7,453 of them violent). Of the 5,009 crimes that happen every year in Sumter County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Sumter County, South Carolina 14 times every day. This includes 57 murders, 215 rapes, and almost twenty-three thousand thefts (including 2,793 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Sumter County, South Carolina (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Sumter County, South Carolina for 8 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Sumter County has lessened by 7%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 15%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 8 years in Sumter County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than six thousand for Sumter County, South Carolina in 2009.

Crime Trends in Sumter County, South Carolina (2001-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Sumter County, South Carolina (2001-2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Sumter County, South Carolina law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Sumter County 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.

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