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Total crime 330%
Violent crime 256%
Property crime 345%
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 peopleMyrtle Beach/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,600n/a (estimate)10,0963,2522,346
Murder6n/a16.810.56.5
Rape57n/a159.940.038.4
Robbery87n/a244.059.873.9
Assault342n/a959.1420.3279.7
Violent crime492n/a (estimate)1,380531388
Burglary258n/a723.5448.0314.2
Theft2,617n/a7,339.21,991.01,398.0
Vehicle theft233n/a653.4282.1246.0
Property crime3,108n/a (estimate)8,7162,7211,958

Key findings

  • Myrtle Beach crime rates are 330% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Myrtle Beach are 256% higher than the national average
  • In Myrtle Beach you have a 1 in 10 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Myrtle Beach is safer than 0% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Myrtle Beach has decreased by 19%

Myrtle Beach crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Myrtle Beach (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Myrtle Beach, per 100,000 residents. In Myrtle Beach, the total number of daily crimes is 3.10 times more than the South Carolina average and 4.30 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Myrtle Beach are 2.60 times more than the South Carolina average and 3.56 times more than the national average. For property crime, Myrtle Beach has a daily crime rate that is 3.20 times more than the South Carolina average and 4.45 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Myrtle Beach (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina compared to other areas of South Carolina, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Myrtle Beach safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Myrtle Beach is safer than 1% of South Carolina cities, and 0% 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 Myrtle Beach. At this time, Myrtle Beach sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Myrtle Beach

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Myrtle Beach is 1 in 73
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Myrtle Beach is 1 in 12
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Myrtle Beach is 1 in 10
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Myrtle Beach? In Myrtle Beach, you have a 1 in 73 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 12. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Myrtle Beach, SC is 1 in 10.

      Year Over Year Crime In Myrtle Beach (per 100,000 people)

      Determining whether Myrtle Beach is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Myrtle Beach violent crime rates have increased by 16%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 22% year over year. Total crimes for Myrtle Beach has decreased by 19% in the same time frame.

      Myrtle Beach police department

      ItemMyrtle BeachSouth CarolinaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2675,812558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents9.55.13.3
      There are a total of 267 Myrtle Beach police officers. This results in 9.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 87.7% greater than the South Carolina average and 192.4% 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
      Briarcliffe Acres, SC4072151,0991,314
      Murrells Inlet, SC9,1612691,3771,646
      Forestbrook, SC5,2183691,8902,259
      Little River, SC9,2393741,9152,288
      Surfside Beach, SC4,1953472,5172,865
      Conway, SC20,6314062,5182,924
      Garden City, SC9,4564832,4742,957
      Myrtle Beach, SC30,1061,3808,71610,096

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Orcutt, CA30,1094862,3532,840
      Helena, MT30,1026423,6494,291
      Burlingame, CA30,1182153,6983,913
      Holly Springs, NC30,126789341,013
      Lawrenceville, GA30,1274982,4992,997
      Myrtle Beach, SC30,1061,3808,71610,096
      Source: The Myrtle Beach, 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.