Reported Annual Crime In Ridgeland

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRidgeland/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime186n/a (estimate)4,5543,7982,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRidgeland/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.08.14.9
Rape3n/a73.546.938.6
Robbery6n/a146.980.3101.9
Assault3n/a73.5369.1237.8
Violent crime12n/a (estimate)294505373
Burglary36n/a881.5705.7491.4
Theft131n/a3,207.62,322.71,775.4
Vehicle theft7n/a171.4264.9220.2
Property crime174n/a (estimate)4,2613,2932,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Ridgeland, 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 Ridgeland, 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 Ridgeland, SC averages 20% higher than the rest of South Carolina while the rate of crime on a national scale is 59% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Ridgeland, SC is 42% lower than the average rate of crime in South Carolina and 21% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 29% higher than the remainder of the state of South Carolina and 71% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Ridgeland, SC area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Ridgeland is 59% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.48 daily crimes that occur in Ridgeland.
  • Ridgeland is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Ridgeland you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Ridgeland has increased by 7%.

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Daily Crime In Ridgeland (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Ridgeland, 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 Ridgeland, SC are 1.20 times more than the South Carolina average and 1.59 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Ridgeland, SC are 1.72 times less than than South Carolina and 1.27 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Ridgeland, SC are 1.29 times more than than South Carolina and 1.71 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Ridgeland (higher is better)

How safe is Ridgeland, SC compared to other cities in South Carolina and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Ridgeland, SC is safer than 59% of the cities in South Carolina and 25% 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 Ridgeland, SC. Overall, Ridgeland, SC is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ridgeland

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ridgeland is 1 in 341
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ridgeland is 1 in 24
The chance of being a victim of crime in Ridgeland is 1 in 22
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Ridgeland, SC? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Ridgeland, SC, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 341. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 24 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Ridgeland, SC is 1 in 22.

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

Determining whether Ridgeland, SC is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Ridgeland, SC has increased by 73% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 4% year over year. Total crimes for Ridgeland, SC has increased by 7% in the same time frame.

Ridgeland police department

ItemRidgelandSouth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)155,812556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.65.13.3
There are a total of 15 Ridgeland police officers. This results in 3.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 28.2% less than the South Carolina average and 11.4% 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
Shell Point, SC2,3841571,0251,182
Rincon, GA9,2733382,7043,042
Burton, SC6,1734713,0803,551
Laurel Bay, SC6,4044823,1503,632
Yemassee, SC8191,4203,1444,564
Ridgeland, SC4,0512944,2614,554

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Chalfont, PA4,05224440464
Montpelier, OH4,0492993,7164,015
Boyertown, PA4,048992,2322,331
Fortville, IN4,0552801,8712,151
Dupo, IL4,0456112,3412,952
Ridgeland, SC4,0512944,2614,554
Source: The Ridgeland, 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.