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Charleston Crime Rate Report (South Carolina)

Charleston crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 19 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Charleston for 2023 is expected to be lower than in 2019.

The city violent crime rate for Charleston in 2019 was lower than the national violent crime rate average by 1.63% and the city property crime rate in Charleston was higher than the national property crime rate average by 7.09%.

In 2019 the city violent crime rate in Charleston was lower than the violent crime rate in South Carolina by 27% and the city property crime rate in Charleston was lower than the property crime rate in South Carolina by 23.15%.

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

2019 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault362
Arson7
Burglary292
Larceny and Theft2,335
Motor Vehicle Theft497
Murder and Manslaughter8
Rape51
Robbery95
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)4,000
Property Crime3,124
Violent Crime516
2023 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault332
Arson11
Burglary237
Larceny and Theft1,861
Motor Vehicle Theft457
Murder and Manslaughter8
Rape73
Robbery57
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)3,428
Property Crime2,552
Violent Crime471

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Charleston Property Crime

Charleston Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Charleston Crime 2019

Charleston Crime 2023

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 2023 was projected from 19 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2019.

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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