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Charleston Crime Rate Report (South Carolina)

Charleston crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 12 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Charleston for 2014 is expected to be lower than in 2012.

The city violent crime rate for Charleston in 2012 was lower than the national violent crime rate average by 38.23% and the city property crime rate in Charleston was lower than the national property crime rate average by 4.58%.

In 2012 the city violent crime rate in Charleston was lower than the violent crime rate in South Carolina by 57.23% and the city property crime rate in Charleston was lower than the property crime rate in South Carolina by 28.62%.

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Property and Violent Crime
Charleston Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita
Charleston Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

Charleston Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2012 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault161
Arson6
Burglary374
Forcible Rape19
Larceny and Theft2,764
Motor Vehicle Theft235
Murder and Manslaughter12
Robbery104
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)4,255
Property Crime3,379
Violent Crime296
2014 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault35
Arson4
Burglary336
Forcible Rape21
Larceny and Theft2,644
Motor Vehicle Theft132
Murder and Manslaughter11
Robbery119
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)3,990
Property Crime3,114
Violent Crime186

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Charleston Property Crime

Charleston Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Charleston Crime 2012

Charleston Crime 2014

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

Charleston Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

Charleston Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this Charleston, South Carolina crime rate report is the FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement for the corresponding year or years. Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The projected crime rate data displayed above was generated from the trends and crime data available from previous years of actual reported data. In this case, the Charleston crime report data for 2014 was projected from 12 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2012.

The FBI cautions the data users against comparing yearly statistical data solely on the basis of their population coverage. The comparisons made herein are thus, only meaningful upon further examination of all variables that affect crime in each reported city, state or other reported jurisdicition.

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