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20 Most Dangerous Cities in South Carolina

6. Greenwood, SC

Population: 23,564
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 14.60 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 72.78 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 87.38 per 1,000 residents

Greenwood has a crime rate of about 87 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Greenwood? One in 11.

Greenwood’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #9

7. Walterboro, SC

Population: 5,411
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 14.42 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 89.82 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 104.23 per 1,000 residents

Walterboro has a crime rate of about 104 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Walterboro? One in 10.

Walterboro’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #4

8. Spartanburg, SC

Population: 37,689
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 14.25 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 71.48 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 85.73 per 1,000 residents

Spartanburg has a crime rate of about 86 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Spartanburg? One in 12.

Spartanburg’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #11

9. Camden, SC

Population: 59,043
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 12.49 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 70.18 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 82.66 per 1,000 residents

Camden has a crime rate of about 83 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Camden? One in 12.

Camden’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #14

10. Chester, SC

Population: 5,623
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 12.45 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 57.26 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 69.71 per 1,000 residents

Chester has a crime rate of about 70 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Chester? One in 14.

Chester’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #20

11. Hartsville, SC

Population: 7,796
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 12.19 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 120.83 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 133.02 per 1,000 residents

Hartsville has a crime rate of about 133 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Hartsville? One in 8.

Hartsville’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #2

12. Georgetown, SC

Population: 9,225
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 11.71 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 79.57 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 91.27 per 1,000 residents

Georgetown has a crime rate of about 91 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Georgetown? One in 11.

Georgetown’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #6

13. Abbeville, SC

Population: 5,232
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 11.28 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 38.99 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 50.27 per 1,000 residents

Abbeville has a crime rate of about 50 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Abbeville? One in 20.

Abbeville’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #36

14. Beaufort, SC

Population: 12,653
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 10.99 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 65.12 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 76.11 per 1,000 residents

Beaufort has a crime rate of about 76 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Beaufort? One in 13.

Beaufort’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #16

15. Laurens, SC

Population: 9,221
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 10.84 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 71.90 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 82.75 per 1,000 residents

Laurens has a crime rate of about 83 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Laurens? One in 12.

Laurens’ ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #13

16. Batesburg-Leesville, SC

Population: 5,503
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 10.54 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 54.70 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 65.24 per 1,000 residents

Batesburg has a crime rate of about 65 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Batesburg-Leesville? One in 15.

Batesburg-Leesville’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #23

17. Sumter, SC

Population: 40,911
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 9.85 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 52.48 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 62.33 per 1,000 residents

Sumter has a crime rate of about 62 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Sumter? One in 16.

Sumter’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #27

18. West Columbia, SC

Population: 15,610
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 9.35 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 53.24 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 62.59 per 1,000 residents

West Columbia has a crime rate of about 63 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in West Columbia? One in 16.

West Columbia’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #26

19. Anderson, SC

Population: 27,127
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 9.22 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 72.62 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 81.84 per 1,000 residents

Anderson has a crime rate of about 82 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Anderson? One in 12.

Anderson’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #15

20. Darlington, SC

Population: 6,313
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 9.19 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 82.84 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 92.03 per 1,000 residents

Darlington has a crime rate of about 92 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Darlington? One in 11.

Darlington’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #5

Note: We use a standard computational formula to calculate our crime rates. This same formula is used by various state government criminal justice departments to calculate crime rate.

VIOLENT CRIMES + PROPERTY CRIMES = TOTAL REPORTED CRIMES

TOTAL REPORTED CRIMES / POPULATION * 1000 = CRIME RATE

*Only cities included in the 2012 FBI UCR with populations of 5,000 or higher were considered for our rankings.

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