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Charleston Crime Rate Report (South Carolina)

Charleston crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 16 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Charleston for 2018 is expected to be lower than in 2016.

The city violent crime rate for Charleston in 2016 was lower than the national violent crime rate average by 23.97% and the city property crime rate in Charleston was higher than the national property crime rate average but only by 1.41%.

In 2016 the city violent crime rate in Charleston was lower than the violent crime rate in South Carolina by 39.84% and the city property crime rate in Charleston was lower than the property crime rate in South Carolina by 23.38%.

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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

2016 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault246
Arson8
Burglary417
Larceny and Theft2,681
Motor Vehicle Theft261
Murder and Manslaughter11
Rape44
Robbery107
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)4,235
Property Crime3,359
Violent Crime408
2018 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault36
Arson4
Burglary239
Larceny and Theft2,295
Motor Vehicle Theft147
Murder and Manslaughter10
Rape26
Robbery1
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)3,555
Property Crime2,679
Violent Crime72

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Charleston Property Crime

Charleston Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Charleston Crime 2016

Charleston Crime 2018

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 2018 was projected from 16 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2016.

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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