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Columbia Crime Rate Report (South Carolina)

Columbia 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 Columbia for 2023 is expected to be lower than in 2019.

The city violent crime rate for Columbia in 2019 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 104.28% and the city property crime rate in Columbia was higher than the national property crime rate average by 148.93%.

In 2019 the city violent crime rate in Columbia was higher than the violent crime rate in South Carolina by 51.61% and the city property crime rate in Columbia was higher than the property crime rate in South Carolina by 78.63%.

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

Columbia Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2019 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault700
Arson15
Burglary916
Larceny and Theft5,216
Motor Vehicle Theft895
Murder and Manslaughter29
Rape88
Robbery220
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)8,485
Property Crime7,027
Violent Crime1,037
2023 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault592
Arson28
Burglary689
Larceny and Theft5,254
Motor Vehicle Theft944
Murder and Manslaughter18
Rape98
Robbery183
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)8,342
Property Crime6,884
Violent Crime891

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Columbia Property Crime

Columbia Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Columbia Crime 2019

Columbia Crime 2023

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

Columbia Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

Columbia Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this Columbia, 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 Columbia 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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