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Total crime 108%
Violent crime 213%
Property crime 87%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChester/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime261n/a (estimate)4,8753,2522,346
Murder3n/a56.010.56.5
Rape3n/a56.040.038.4
Robbery4n/a74.759.873.9
Assault55n/a1,027.3420.3279.7
Violent crime65n/a (estimate)1,214531388
Burglary22n/a410.9448.0314.2
Theft159n/a2,969.71,991.01,398.0
Vehicle theft15n/a280.2282.1246.0
Property crime196n/a (estimate)3,6612,7211,958

Key findings

  • Chester crime rates are 108% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Chester are 213% higher than the national average
  • In Chester you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Chester is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Chester has decreased by 11%

Chester crime map

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The Chester crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Chester as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Chester crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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Compare Chester, SC Crime

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      Daily Crime In Chester (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Chester, SC per 100,000 people. In Chester, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.50 times more than the South Carolina average and 2.08 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Chester is 2.29 times more than the South Carolina average and 3.13 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Chester has a daily crime rate that is 1.35 times more than the South Carolina average and 1.87 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Chester (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Chester, South Carolina compared to other areas of South Carolina, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Chester safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Chester is safer than 19% of South Carolina cities, and 3% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking 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 Chester. At this time, Chester sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chester

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chester is 1 in 83
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chester is 1 in 28
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Chester is 1 in 21
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Chester, South Carolina? If you reside in Chester, then there is a 1 in 83 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 28. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 21 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Chester.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Chester, South Carolina (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Chester has decreased by 21%, the amount of property crime in Chester has decreased by 8%, and the total amount of crime in Chester has decreased by 11% year over year.

      Chester police department

      ItemChesterSouth CarolinaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)305,812558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.35.13.3
      There are a total of 30 Chester police officers. This results in 5.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 5.3% greater than the South Carolina average and 64.1% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Eureka Mill, SC1,4152641,3521,615
      McConnells, SC2485192,6583,177
      Lowrys, SC2106113,1333,745
      Richburg, SC5857824,0094,791
      Carlisle, SC4488584,3975,255
      Lockhart, SC5748584,3975,255
      Gayle Mill, SC7618584,3975,255
      Chester, SC5,4981,2143,6614,875

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Woodside, CA5,496144696839
      Algona, IA5,496316316632
      Waterville, OH5,49654704758
      Groveport, OH5,5002481,6821,930
      Old Fig Garden, CA5,4953721,8012,173
      Chester, SC5,4981,2143,6614,875
      Source: The Chester, SC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.