Reported Annual Crime In Aiken

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAiken/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,026n/a (estimate)6,5783,7462,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAiken/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a3.27.45.3
Rape23n/a74.748.140.4
Robbery43n/a139.681.3102.8
Assault174n/a564.9365.0248.5
Violent crime241n/a (estimate)782502386
Burglary287n/a931.8664.7468.9
Theft1,401n/a4,548.72,298.51,745.0
Vehicle theft97n/a314.9280.6236.9
Property crime1,785n/a (estimate)5,7953,2442,451
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Aiken, SC is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 76% higher than the average of crimes committed in South Carolina. It is also 132% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Aiken, SC shows a crime rate that is 56% higher than the South Carolina average. The crime rate is also 103% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Aiken, SC is shown to be 79% higher than the South Carolina average and 136% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Langley, SC1,1712491,6101,859
Murphys Estates, SC1,3762541,6421,896
Burnettown, SC2,7671791,7171,896
Graniteville, SC2,6572741,7732,047
Gloverville, SC2,7963482,2512,599
Clearwater, SC4,6793762,4292,805
New Ellenton, SC2,3501,0781,7342,812
Aiken, SC30,4037825,7956,578

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Aiken is 132% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 18.02 daily crimes that occur in Aiken.
  • Aiken is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Aiken you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Aiken has increased by 13%.

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Daily Crime In Aiken (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Aiken, SC for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for South Carolina as well as those across America as a whole. The Aiken, SC total amount of daily offenses is 1.76 times more than the South Carolina average and 2.32 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Aiken, SC is 1.56 times more than the South Carolina average, and it is 2.03 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Aiken, SC has a daily crime figure that is 1.79 times more than the South Carolina average and 2.36 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Aiken (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Aiken, SC compared to other areas of South Carolina, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Aiken, SC safer than 26% when compared to other South Carolina cities, and 6% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in South Carolina, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Aiken, SC. At this time, Aiken, SC sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Aiken

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Aiken is 1 in 128
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Aiken is 1 in 18
The chance of being a victim of crime in Aiken is 1 in 16
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Aiken, SC? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Aiken, SC, then there is a 1 in 128 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 18. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 16 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Aiken, SC.

Year Over Year Crime In Aiken (per 100,000 people)

The year over year crime rate for Aiken, SC is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Aiken, SC has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 31% in Aiken, SC, while property crimes in Aiken, SC have increased by 11%. Crimes in total for Aiken, SC have increased by 13% year over year.

Aiken police department

ItemAikenSouth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1045,812558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.55.13.3
There are a total of 104 Aiken police officers. This results in 3.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 31.4% less than the South Carolina average and 6.9% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in South Carolina

StateTotal offendersSouth Carolina /100KNational /100K
South Carolina12,678314222
There are a total of 12,678 sex offenders in South Carolina. This yields a total of 314 sex offenders in South Carolina per 100,000 residents which is 41% greater than the national average.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Algonquin, IL30,413391,2421,281
Ballwin, MO30,43136771807
Westfield, NJ30,43816838855
Manchester, CT30,3641852,6902,875
Morgantown, WV30,3642862,1672,453
Aiken, SC30,4037825,7956,578
Source: The Aiken, SC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.