Reported Annual Crime In Laurens

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLaurens/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime650n/a (estimate)7,0703,7982,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLaurens/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.08.14.9
Rape7n/a76.146.938.6
Robbery11n/a119.680.3101.9
Assault90n/a978.9369.1237.8
Violent crime108n/a (estimate)1,175505373
Burglary100n/a1,087.7705.7491.4
Theft422n/a4,590.02,322.71,775.4
Vehicle theft20n/a217.5264.9220.2
Property crime542n/a (estimate)5,8953,2932,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Laurens, SC. These figures on reported criminal activity in Laurens, SC, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Laurens, SC is 86% higher than the average of the whole of the state of South Carolina, and when compared with the national average, is 147% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Laurens, SC has 133% higher than violent crime rate than South Carolina average, while remaining 215% higher than the national average. In property crime, Laurens, SC is 79% higher than the average of South Carolina and is 137% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Laurens is 147% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 19.37 daily crimes that occur in Laurens.
  • Laurens is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Laurens you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Laurens has increased by 23%.

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Daily Crime In Laurens (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Laurens, SC is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for South Carolina and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Laurens, SC are 1.86 times more than the South Carolina average and 2.47 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Laurens, SC are 2.33 times more than than South Carolina and 3.15 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Laurens, SC are 1.79 times more than than South Carolina and 2.37 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Laurens (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Laurens, SC compared to other areas of South Carolina, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Laurens, SC safer than 12% when compared to other South Carolina cities, and 2% 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 Laurens, SC. At this time, Laurens, SC sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Laurens

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Laurens is 1 in 86
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Laurens is 1 in 17
The chance of being a victim of crime in Laurens is 1 in 15
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Laurens, SC? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Laurens, SC you have a 1 in 86 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 17 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Laurens, SC.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Laurens, SC is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Laurens, SC has increased by 84%, the amount of property crime in Laurens, SC has increased by 15%, and the total amount of crime in Laurens, SC has increased by 23% year to year.

Laurens police department

ItemLaurensSouth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)355,812556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.85.13.3
There are a total of 35 Laurens police officers. This results in 3.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 25.1% less than the South Carolina average and 16.2% 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
Joanna, SC1,3692511,6411,892
Watts Mills, SC1,7362641,7281,992
Fountain Inn, SC8,0313151,8902,205
Hodges, SC1295253,4283,953
Cokesbury, SC1386534,2694,923
Laurens, SC9,1361,1755,8957,070

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City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Grinnell, IA9,1366422,1032,745
Economy, PA9,133211,4301,451
Scotchtown, NY9,1323721,5691,941
Washington Terrace, UT9,1402523,1793,431
Frankfort Square, IL9,1432941,5231,817
Laurens, SC9,1361,1755,8957,070
Source: The Laurens, 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.