Reported Annual Crime In Georgetown

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGeorgetown/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime589n/a (estimate)6,5243,7982,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGeorgetown/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a33.28.14.9
Rape2n/a22.246.938.6
Robbery23n/a254.880.3101.9
Assault69n/a764.3369.1237.8
Violent crime97n/a (estimate)1,074505373
Burglary105n/a1,163.1705.7491.4
Theft370n/a4,098.42,322.71,775.4
Vehicle theft17n/a188.3264.9220.2
Property crime492n/a (estimate)5,4503,2932,487
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Georgetown, SC. All reported Georgetown, 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 Georgetown, SC overall crime rate is 72% higher than in comparison to the South Carolina average; and is also 128% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Georgetown, SC, the rate is 113% higher than compared to the South Carolina average, and 188% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Georgetown, SC comes in at 65% higher than to the average seen in South Carolina, and 119% higher than the overall national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Georgetown is 128% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 17.87 daily crimes that occur in Georgetown.
  • Georgetown is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Georgetown you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Georgetown has increased by 21%.

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Daily Crime In Georgetown (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Georgetown, 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 Georgetown, SC total amount of daily offenses is 1.72 times more than the South Carolina average and 2.28 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Georgetown, SC is 2.13 times more than the South Carolina average, and it is 2.88 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Georgetown, SC has a daily crime figure that is 1.65 times more than the South Carolina average and 2.19 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Georgetown (higher is better)

How safe is Georgetown, SC compared to other cities in South Carolina and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Georgetown, SC is safer than 15% of the cities in South Carolina and 2% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in South Carolina and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Georgetown, SC. Overall, Georgetown, SC is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Georgetown

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Georgetown is 1 in 94
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Georgetown is 1 in 19
The chance of being a victim of crime in Georgetown is 1 in 16
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Georgetown, SC? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Georgetown, SC you have a 1 in 94 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Georgetown, SC.

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

A good indicator of whether Georgetown, SC is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Georgetown, SC has increased by 80%, while the property crime rate in Georgetown, SC has increased by 13% year over year. The number of total crimes in Georgetown, SC has increased by 21% year over year.

Georgetown police department

ItemGeorgetownSouth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)355,812556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.85.13.3
There are a total of 35 Georgetown police officers. This results in 3.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 25.1% less than the South Carolina average and 16.1% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Pawleys Island, SC842041,3301,534
Murrells Inlet, SC8,0272101,3701,579
Georgetown, SC9,1101,0745,4506,524

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Rock Falls, IL9,1112891,5481,837
Hernando, FL9,1095633,4253,988
Anna, TX9,1081071,0151,121
Midway City, CA9,1044402,7053,145
Oakville, CT9,1182422,0102,252
Georgetown, SC9,1101,0745,4506,524
Source: The Georgetown, SC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. 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.