Reported Annual Crime In Beaufort

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBeaufort/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime662n/a (estimate)4,7563,5062,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBeaufort/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a7.27.75.0
Rape5n/a35.947.942.6
Robbery18n/a129.369.986.2
Assault57n/a409.5362.8246.8
Violent crime81n/a (estimate)582488381
Burglary78n/a560.3579.7376.0
Theft484n/a3,477.02,156.01,594.6
Vehicle theft19n/a136.5281.9228.9
Property crime581n/a (estimate)4,1743,0182,200
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Beaufort, SC. All reported Beaufort, 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 Beaufort, SC overall crime rate is 36% higher than in comparison to the South Carolina average; and is also 84% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Beaufort, SC, the rate is 19% higher than compared to the South Carolina average, and 53% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Beaufort, SC comes in at 38% higher than to the average seen in South Carolina, and 90% higher than the overall national average.

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Beaufort is 84% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.03 daily crimes that occur in Beaufort.
  • Beaufort is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Beaufort you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Beaufort has decreased by 32%.

Compare Beaufort, SC Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Beaufort (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Beaufort, 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 Beaufort, SC are 1.36 times more than the South Carolina average and 1.84 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Beaufort, SC are 1.19 times more than than South Carolina and 1.53 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Beaufort, SC are 1.38 times more than than South Carolina and 1.90 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Beaufort (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in South Carolina and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Beaufort, SC? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Beaufort, SC has been ranked safer than 30% of other cities in the state of South Carolina. In addition, Beaufort, SC is safer than 6% 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 Beaufort, SC. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Beaufort, SC is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Beaufort

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Beaufort is 1 in 172
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Beaufort is 1 in 24
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Beaufort is 1 in 22
      Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Beaufort, SC? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Beaufort, SC you have a 1 in 172 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 24 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Beaufort, SC.

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

      A good indicator of whether Beaufort, 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 Beaufort, SC has decreased by 8%, while the property crime rate in Beaufort, SC has decreased by 34% year over year. The number of total crimes in Beaufort, SC has decreased by 32% year over year.

      Beaufort police department

      ItemBeaufortSouth CarolinaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)485,812558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.85.13.3
      There are a total of 48 Beaufort police officers. This results in 3.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 25.1% less than the South Carolina average and 16.7% greater than the National average.

      Sex offenders in South Carolina

      StateTotal offendersSouth Carolina /100KNational /100K
      South Carolina15,193377266
      There are a total of 15,193 sex offenders in South Carolina. This yields a total of 377 sex offenders in South Carolina per 100,000 residents which is 42% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Shell Point, SC2,3431861,1481,334
      Bluffton, SC15,7652211,1161,338
      Port Royal, SC11,8911211,4971,618
      Burton, SC7,6484722,9183,390
      Laurel Bay, SC6,6515023,1063,609
      Beaufort, SC13,0745824,1744,756

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Endicott, NY13,0735102,0992,610
      La Grande, OR13,079912,0022,093
      Boerne, TX13,0661592,0052,164
      Andrews, TX13,0873971,4451,842
      Atlantic Beach, FL13,0892181,7892,007
      Beaufort, SC13,0745824,1744,756
      Source: The Beaufort, SC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.