Reported Annual Crime In Myrtle Beach

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMyrtle Beach/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,854n/a (estimate)14,6353,7022,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMyrtle Beach/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder5n/a15.17.85.3
Rape60n/a180.949.841.7
Robbery146n/a440.277.098.0
Assault312n/a940.7371.5248.9
Violent crime523n/a (estimate)1,577506383
Burglary378n/a1,139.7623.1430.4
Theft3,608n/a10,878.32,289.11,694.4
Vehicle theft345n/a1,040.2283.8237.4
Property crime4,331n/a (estimate)13,0583,1962,362
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Myrtle Beach, 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 295% higher than the average of crimes committed in South Carolina. It is also 433% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Myrtle Beach, SC shows a crime rate that is 212% higher than the South Carolina average. The crime rate is also 312% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Myrtle Beach, SC is shown to be 309% higher than the South Carolina average and 453% higher than the national average.

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

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Myrtle Beach is 433% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 40.1 daily crimes that occur in Myrtle Beach.
  • Myrtle Beach is safer than 0% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Myrtle Beach you have a 1 in 7 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Myrtle Beach has decreased by 8%.

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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, SC per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for South Carolina as well as national figures. In Myrtle Beach, SC the total number of daily crimes is 3.95 times more than the South Carolina average and 5.33 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Myrtle Beach, SC are 3.12 times more than the South Carolina average and 4.12 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Myrtle Beach, SC has a daily crime rate that is 4.09 times more than the South Carolina average and 5.53 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, SC compared to other areas of South Carolina, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Myrtle Beach, SC safer than 1% when compared to other South Carolina cities, and 0% 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 Myrtle Beach, SC. At this time, Myrtle Beach, SC 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 64
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Myrtle Beach is 1 in 8
The chance of being a victim of crime in Myrtle Beach is 1 in 7
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Myrtle Beach, SC? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Myrtle Beach, SC, you have a 1 in 64 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 8. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Myrtle Beach, SC is 1 in 7.

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

Determining whether Myrtle Beach, SC is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Myrtle Beach, SC has not changed in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 9% year over year. Total crimes for Myrtle Beach, SC has decreased by 8% 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 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
Briarcliffe Acres, SC4072041,2911,496
Murrells Inlet, SC9,1612561,6171,873
Forestbrook, SC5,2183512,2202,571
Little River, SC9,2393562,2492,605
Garden City, SC9,4564602,9063,366
Red Hill, SC14,2514803,0313,510
Socastee, SC22,7865753,6314,206
Myrtle Beach, SC30,1061,57713,05814,635

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Orcutt, CA30,1094942,7473,241
Helena, MT30,1026854,2504,936
Burlingame, CA30,1182422,9303,172
Holly Springs, NC30,12646908954
Lawrenceville, GA30,1272343,0373,271
Myrtle Beach, SC30,1061,57713,05814,635
Source: The Myrtle Beach, SC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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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