Reported Annual Crime In West Columbia

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Columbia/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,834 (estimate)3,7982,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Columbia/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a8.14.9
Rapen/an/an/a46.938.6
Robberyn/an/an/a80.3101.9
Assaultn/an/an/a369.1237.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)509 (estimate)505373
Burglaryn/an/an/a705.7491.4
Theftn/an/an/a2,322.71,775.4
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a264.9220.2
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,325 (estimate)3,2932,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in West Columbia is 34% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.51 daily crimes that occur in West Columbia.
  • West Columbia is safer than 19% of the cities in the United States.
  • In West Columbia you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in West Columbia has decreased by 28%.

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Daily Crime In West Columbia (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Columbia

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Columbia is 1 in 197
The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Columbia is 1 in 31
The chance of being a victim of crime in West Columbia is 1 in 27

Year Over Year Crime In West Columbia (per 100,000 people)

West Columbia police department

ItemWest ColumbiaSouth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)665,812556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.25.13.3
There are a total of 66 West Columbia police officers. This results in 4.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.5% less than the South Carolina average and 29.4% 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
Lake Murray of Richland, SC5,4751641,0711,235
Springdale town, SC2,6931801,1731,353
Arcadia Lakes, SC8762041,3301,534
Pine Ridge, SC2,1424041,2581,662
Hopkins, SC3,2573122,0382,350
West Columbia, SC15,6235093,3253,834

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Siloam Springs, AR15,6143843,0943,478
Grandville, MI15,6132383,6613,899
New Haven, IN15,6124643,1043,568
Alamo, CA15,6391741,0681,242
New Territory, TX15,6401681,1551,323
West Columbia, SC15,6235093,3253,834
Source: The West Columbia, 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.