Reported Annual Crime In Chester

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChester/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime277n/a (estimate)5,0813,7022,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChester/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a18.37.85.3
Rape1n/a18.349.841.7
Robbery6n/a110.177.098.0
Assault35n/a642.0371.5248.9
Violent crime43n/a (estimate)789506383
Burglary39n/a715.3623.1430.4
Theft186n/a3,411.62,289.11,694.4
Vehicle theft9n/a165.1283.8237.4
Property crime234n/a (estimate)4,2923,1962,362
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Chester, SC is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 37% higher than the average of crimes committed in South Carolina. It is also 85% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Chester, SC shows a crime rate that is 56% higher than the South Carolina average. The crime rate is also 106% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Chester, SC is shown to be 34% higher than the South Carolina average and 82% higher than the national average.

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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Chester crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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  • The overall crime rate in Chester is 85% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.92 daily crimes that occur in Chester.
  • Chester is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Chester you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Chester has decreased by 8%.

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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 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for South Carolina and on a national scale. In Chester, SC the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.37 times more than the South Carolina average and 1.85 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Chester, SC is 1.56 times more than the South Carolina average and 2.06 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Chester, SC has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.34 times more than the South Carolina average and 1.82 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, SC compared to other areas of South Carolina, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Chester, SC safer than 15% when compared to other South Carolina cities, and 2% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from 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, SC. At this time, Chester, SC 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 127
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chester is 1 in 24
The chance of being a victim of crime in Chester is 1 in 20
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Chester, SC? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Chester, SC, then there is a 1 in 127 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. 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 24. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 20 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Chester, SC.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Chester, SC is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Chester, SC has decreased by 27%, the amount of property crime in Chester, SC has decreased by 3%, and the total amount of crime in Chester, SC has decreased by 8% year to 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 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
Eureka Mill, SC1,4152511,5881,839
McConnells, SC2484943,1223,617
Lowrys, SC2105833,6804,263
Richburg, SC5857454,7095,454
Gayle Mill, SC7618185,1655,982
Carlisle, SC4488185,1655,982
Lockhart, SC5748185,1655,982
Chester, SC5,4987894,2925,081

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Woodside, CA5,496146812958
Waterville, OH5,49618453471
Algona, IA5,496272490762
Groveport, OH5,5002153,3143,529
Old Fig Garden, CA5,4953782,1032,481
Chester, SC5,4987894,2925,081
Source: The Chester, SC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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