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South Carolina Crime Statistics and Rates Report (SC)

South Carolina crime statistics indicate a total downward trend in crime based on data from 13 years when violent crime was decreasing and property crime was increasing.

Based on this report, the crime rate in South Carolina for 2018 is expected to be lower than in 2012 when the state violent crime rate was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 44.44% and the state property crime rate was higher than the national property crime rate average by 33.68%.


Property and Violent Crime

South Carolina Property Crime
South Carolina Violent Crime
2012 Crime (Actual Data)Incidents
Aggravated Assault19,905
Forcible Rape1,679
Larceny and Theft122,263
Motor Vehicle Theft13,201
Murder and Manslaughter324
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)206,947
Property Crime180,550
Violent Crime26,397

State versus National Crime Comparison

South Carolina Property Crime vs. National Comparison

South Carolina Violent Crime vs. National Comparison

South Carolina crime rates by city (Large cities)


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