Reported Annual Crime In North Myrtle Beach

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNorth Myrtle Beach/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,348n/a (estimate)8,4543,7462,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNorth Myrtle Beach/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a12.57.45.3
Rape21n/a131.748.140.4
Robbery28n/a175.681.3102.8
Assault70n/a439.0365.0248.5
Violent crime121n/a (estimate)759502386
Burglary194n/a1,216.7664.7468.9
Theft918n/a5,757.32,298.51,745.0
Vehicle theft115n/a721.2280.6236.9
Property crime1,227n/a (estimate)7,6953,2442,451
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in North Myrtle Beach, SC is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in North Myrtle Beach, SC. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in North Myrtle Beach, SC averages 126% higher than the rest of South Carolina while the rate of crime on a national scale is 198% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in North Myrtle Beach, SC is 51% higher than the average rate of crime in South Carolina and 96% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 137% higher than the remainder of the state of South Carolina and 214% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the North Myrtle Beach, SC area.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Briarcliffe Acres, SC466000
Atlantic Beach, SC267000
Sunset Beach, NC3,65471522592
Carolina Shores, NC3,4611431,0501,193
Ocean Isle Beach, NC6591501,1061,256
Calabash, NC1,7381521,1201,272
Little River, SC9,2733552,2942,649
North Myrtle Beach, SC14,4857597,6958,454

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in North Myrtle Beach is 198% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 23.16 daily crimes that occur in North Myrtle Beach.
  • North Myrtle Beach is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States.
  • In North Myrtle Beach you have a 1 in 12 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in North Myrtle Beach has decreased by 12%.

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Daily Crime In North Myrtle Beach (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in North Myrtle Beach, SC per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for South Carolina as well as national figures. In North Myrtle Beach, SC the total number of daily crimes is 2.26 times more than the South Carolina average and 2.98 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in North Myrtle Beach, SC are 1.51 times more than the South Carolina average and 1.96 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, North Myrtle Beach, SC has a daily crime rate that is 2.37 times more than the South Carolina average and 3.14 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is North Myrtle Beach (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in South Carolina and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is North Myrtle Beach, SC? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that North Myrtle Beach, SC has been ranked safer than 24% of other cities in the state of South Carolina. In addition, North Myrtle Beach, SC is safer than 5% 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 North Myrtle Beach, SC. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that North Myrtle Beach, SC is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in North Myrtle Beach

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in North Myrtle Beach is 1 in 132
The chance of being a victim of property crime in North Myrtle Beach is 1 in 13
The chance of being a victim of crime in North Myrtle Beach is 1 in 12
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in North Myrtle Beach, 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 North Myrtle Beach, SC, you have a 1 in 132 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 13. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in North Myrtle Beach, SC is 1 in 12.

Year Over Year Crime In North Myrtle Beach (per 100,000 people)

An ideal indicator of whether North Myrtle Beach, SC is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in North Myrtle Beach, SC has increased by 24% and the rate of property crime in North Myrtle Beach, SC has decreased by 15%. The total crime rate in North Myrtle Beach, SC has decreased by 12% year to year.

North Myrtle Beach police department

ItemNorth Myrtle BeachSouth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)925,812556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents6.55.13.3
There are a total of 92 North Myrtle Beach police officers. This results in 6.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 27.4% greater than the South Carolina average and 97.6% 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
Pineville, LA14,4869466,2457,191
Greece, NY14,4824942,0322,526
Lockhart, FL14,4895233,2703,793
Winder, GA14,4959203,8534,773
Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ14,5013472,1992,547
North Myrtle Beach, SC14,4857597,6958,454
Source: The North Myrtle Beach, 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.