Crime Trend in South Carolina

There were 26,323 violent crimes, 464 murders, 151,389 property crimes in 2019.

Violent crime in South Carolina

Number of violent crimes

Crime rates (rate per 100,000)

Year Violent crime Rate Source
2019 26,323 511.3 [51]
2018 25,463 500.8 [51]
2017 25,432 506.2 [52]
2016 25,137 506.8 [52]
2015 24,700 504.5 [53]
2014 24,038 497.8 [53]
2013 23,625 494.8 [54]
2012 26,474 560.5 [54]
2011 26,760 571.9 [55]
2010 27,923 602.2 [55]

Murder and non negligent manslaughter in South Carolina

Number of murders

Murder rate (per 100,000)

Year Murder Rate Source
2019 464 9.0 [51]
2018 411 8.1 [51]
2017 390 7.8 [52]
2016 358 7.2 [52]
2015 399 8.1 [53]
2014 322 6.7 [53]
2013 297 6.2 [54]
2012 332 7.0 [54]
2011 320 6.8 [55]
2010 265 5.7 [55]

The number of robberies in South Carolina

Number of murders

Murder rate (per 100,000)

Year Robberies Rate Source
2019 3,294 64.0 [51]
2018 3,592 70.7 [51]
2017 3,870 77.0 [52]
2016 4,071 82.1 [52]
2015 3,931 80.3 [53]
2014 4,018 83.2 [53]
2013 3,972 83.2 [54]
2012 4,511 95.5 [54]
2011 4,313 92.2 [55]
2010 5,017 108.2 [55]

The number of aggravated assaults in South Carolina

Number of aggravated assaults

Aggravated assault rate (per 100,000)

Year Aggravated assaults Rate Source
2019 20,105 390.5 [51]
2018 18,810 370.0 [51]
2017 18,668 371.5 [52]
2016 18,217 367.3 [52]
2015 18,073 369.1 [53]
2014 17,513 362.7 [53]
2013 17,838 373.6 [54]
2012 19,919 421.7 [54]
2011 20,515 438.4 [55]
2010 21,090 454.8 [55]

The number of property crimes in South Carolina

Number of property crimes

Property crime rate (per 100,000)

Year Property crimes Rate Source
2019 151,389 2940.3 [51]
2018 156,330 3074.8 [51]
2017 160,575 3195.9 [52]
2016 161,534 3256.9 [52]
2015 161,245 3293.3 [53]
2014 168,281 3484.7 [53]
2013 173,049 3624.2 [54]
2012 181,049 3833.0 [54]
2011 182,685 3904.2 [55]
2010 181,098 3905.4 [55]

The number of burglaries in South Carolina

Number of burglaries

Burglary rate (per 100,000)

Year Burglary Rate Source
2019 27,461 533.4 [51]
2018 29,957 589.2 [51]
2017 31,306 623.1 [52]
2016 33,149 668.4 [52]
2015 34,551 705.7 [53]
2014 37,163 769.6 [53]
2013 40,958 857.8 [54]
2012 45,222 957.4 [54]
2011 46,921 1002.8 [55]
2010 46,261 997.6 [55]

The number of larceny thefts in South Carolina

Number of larceny thefts

Larceny theft rate (per 100,000)

Year Larceny Rate Source
2019 108,953 2116.1 [51]
2018 111,427 2191.7 [51]
2017 115,012 2289.1 [52]
2016 114,455 2307.6 [52]
2015 113,724 2322.7 [53]
2014 118,173 2447.1 [53]
2013 119,511 2502.9 [54]
2012 122,340 2590.1 [54]
2011 122,100 2609.4 [55]
2010 121,544 2621.1 [55]

The number of motor vehicle thefts in South Carolina

Number of motor vehicle thefts

Motor vehicle theft rate (per 100,000)

Year Vehicle theft Rate Source
2019 14,975 290.8 [51]
2018 14,946 294.0 [51]
2017 14,257 283.8 [52]
2016 13,930 280.9 [52]
2015 12,970 264.9 [53]
2014 12,945 268.1 [53]
2013 12,580 263.5 [54]
2012 13,487 285.5 [54]
2011 13,664 292.0 [55]
2010 13,293 286.7 [55]

crime rate = number / population * 100,000

FBI calculates the crime rates by using population data published by U.S. Census Bureau in all years.

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