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Total crime 103%
Violent crime 80%
Property crime 108%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGreenville/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,431n/a (estimate)4,7643,2522,346
Murder7n/a9.710.56.5
Rape29n/a40.340.038.4
Robbery85n/a118.059.873.9
Assault381n/a529.1420.3279.7
Violent crime502n/a (estimate)697531388
Burglary320n/a444.4448.0314.2
Theft2,371n/a3,292.41,991.01,398.0
Vehicle theft238n/a330.5282.1246.0
Property crime2,929n/a (estimate)4,0672,7211,958

Key findings

  • Greenville crime rates are 103% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Greenville are 80% higher than the national average
  • In Greenville you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Greenville is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Greenville has increased by 4%

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The Greenville crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Greenville 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 Greenville crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Greenville (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Greenville for every 100,000 residents. The Greenville total amount of daily crime is 1.47 times more than the South Carolina average and 2.03 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Greenville, is 1.31 times more than the South Carolina average, and it is 1.80 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Greenville has a daily crime average that is 1.49 times more than the South Carolina average and 2.08 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Greenville (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Greenville, South Carolina compared to other areas of South Carolina, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Greenville safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Greenville is safer than 32% of South Carolina cities, and 6% 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 Greenville. At this time, Greenville sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Greenville

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Greenville is 1 in 144
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Greenville is 1 in 25
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Greenville is 1 in 21
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Greenville, South Carolina you have a 1 in 144 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 25 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Greenville.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Greenville is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Greenville has increased by 21% and the rate of property crime in Greenville has increased by 1%. The total crime rate in Greenville has increased by 4% year to year.

      Greenville police department

      ItemGreenvilleSouth CarolinaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2235,812558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.75.13.3
      There are a total of 223 Greenville police officers. This results in 3.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 27.8% less than the South Carolina average and 12.5% 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
      Five Forks, SC16,9292171,1101,327
      Arial, SC2,3842601,3331,593
      Pelzer, SC1,2252681,3751,644
      Slater-Marietta, SC2,4212831,4491,732
      City View, SC1,6842881,4781,766
      Golden Grove, SC3,1182971,5231,820
      Judson, SC2,0913321,7022,034
      Greenville, SC62,7766974,0674,764

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      South Jordan, UT62,7511311,7991,930
      Bowling Green, KY62,8243444,4464,790
      Bowling Green, KY62,8242924,6684,959
      Castro Valley, CA62,8253221,5591,881
      Waltham, MA62,699136618754
      Greenville, SC62,7766974,0674,764
      Source: The Greenville, 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.