Reported Annual Crime In Gaffney

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGaffney/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime726n/a (estimate)5,7773,7462,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGaffney/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a8.07.45.3
Rape14n/a111.448.140.4
Robbery28n/a222.881.3102.8
Assault61n/a485.4365.0248.5
Violent crime104n/a (estimate)827502386
Burglary117n/a930.9664.7468.9
Theft479n/a3,811.32,298.51,745.0
Vehicle theft26n/a206.9280.6236.9
Property crime622n/a (estimate)4,9493,2442,451
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Gaffney, SC. All reported Gaffney, SC crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Gaffney, SC overall crime rate is 54% higher than in comparison to the South Carolina average; and is also 104% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Gaffney, SC, the rate is 65% higher than compared to the South Carolina average, and 114% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Gaffney, SC comes in at 53% higher than to the average seen in South Carolina, and 102% higher than the overall national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Cowpens, SC1,7391751,1801,355
Grover, NC1,0921701,2521,422
Mayo, SC1,2342081,3451,553
Boiling Springs, NC4,6192641,9412,205
Pacolet, SC2,291842,3182,402
East Gaffney, SC3,2583502,2632,613
Cliffside, NC3384883,5934,081
Gaffney, SC12,5658274,9495,777

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Gaffney is 104% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 15.83 daily crimes that occur in Gaffney.
  • Gaffney is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Gaffney you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Gaffney has increased by 9%.

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Daily Crime In Gaffney (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Gaffney, SC per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for South Carolina as well as national figures. In Gaffney, SC the total number of daily crimes is 1.54 times more than the South Carolina average and 2.04 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Gaffney, SC are 1.65 times more than the South Carolina average and 2.14 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Gaffney, SC has a daily crime rate that is 1.53 times more than the South Carolina average and 2.02 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Gaffney (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in South Carolina and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Gaffney, SC? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Gaffney, SC has been ranked safer than 29% of other cities in the state of South Carolina. In addition, Gaffney, SC is safer than 6% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all South Carolina and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Gaffney, SC. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Gaffney, SC is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Gaffney

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Gaffney is 1 in 121
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Gaffney is 1 in 21
The chance of being a victim of crime in Gaffney is 1 in 18
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Gaffney, SC? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Gaffney, SC, you have a 1 in 121 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 21. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Gaffney, SC is 1 in 18.

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

The year over year crime rate for Gaffney, SC is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Gaffney, 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 20% in Gaffney, SC, while property crimes in Gaffney, SC have increased by 7%. Crimes in total for Gaffney, SC have increased by 9% year over year.

Gaffney police department

ItemGaffneySouth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)465,812556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.75.13.3
There are a total of 46 Gaffney police officers. This results in 3.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 27.8% less than the South Carolina average and 12% 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
Big Bear City, CA12,5635723,2793,851
Palos Heights, IL12,57216693709
Santa Fe, TX12,5721751,4881,663
Windsor Locks, CT12,554961,5311,626
Lynden, WA12,579659691,034
Gaffney, SC12,5658274,9495,777
Source: The Gaffney, 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.