Reported Annual Crime In Greenville

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 peopleGreenville/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,178n/a (estimate)4,5663,5062,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGreenville/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a2.97.75.0
Rape34n/a48.847.942.6
Robbery74n/a106.369.986.2
Assault258n/a370.6362.8246.8
Violent crime368n/a (estimate)529488381
Burglary403n/a579.0579.7376.0
Theft2,177n/a3,127.52,156.01,594.6
Vehicle theft230n/a330.4281.9228.9
Property crime2,810n/a (estimate)4,0373,0182,200
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Greenville, SC. All reported Greenville, 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 Greenville, SC overall crime rate is 30% higher than in comparison to the South Carolina average; and is also 77% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Greenville, SC, the rate is 8% higher than compared to the South Carolina average, and 39% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Greenville, SC comes in at 34% higher than to the average seen in South Carolina, and 84% higher than the overall national average.

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Greenville is 77% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.51 daily crimes that occur in Greenville.
  • Greenville is safer than 10% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Greenville you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Greenville has decreased by 7%.

Compare Greenville, SC Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Greenville (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Greenville, SC for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for South Carolina as well as those across America as a whole. The Greenville, SC total amount of daily offenses is 1.30 times more than the South Carolina average and 1.77 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Greenville, SC is 1.08 times more than the South Carolina average, and it is 1.39 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Greenville, SC has a daily crime figure that is 1.34 times more than the South Carolina average and 1.84 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, SC compared to other areas of South Carolina, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Greenville, SC safer than 40% when compared to other South Carolina cities, and 10% 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 Greenville, SC. At this time, Greenville, SC sees a below 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 190
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 22
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Greenville, SC? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Greenville, SC you have a 1 in 190 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 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Greenville, SC.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Greenville, SC is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Greenville, SC has decreased by 13% and the rate of property crime in Greenville, SC has decreased by 6%. The total crime rate in Greenville, SC has decreased by 7% 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

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Five Forks, SC16,9291991,2311,430
West Pelzer, SC9691061,4911,597
Arial, SC2,3842391,4781,717
Pelzer, SC1,2252471,5251,772
Slater-Marietta, SC2,4212601,6071,867
Mauldin, SC24,7231651,7271,892
City View, SC1,6842651,6391,904
Greenville, SC62,7765294,0374,566

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
South Jordan, UT62,7511041,9552,059
Bowling Green, KY62,8243054,8515,156
Castro Valley, CA62,8253261,7342,060
Waltham, MA62,6991878951,082
Cheyenne, WY62,8793233,9874,310
Greenville, SC62,7765294,0374,566
Source: The Greenville, 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.
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