Reported Annual Crime In North Charleston

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNorth Charleston/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime7,317n/a (estimate)6,5743,7022,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNorth Charleston/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder35n/a31.47.85.3
Rape74n/a66.549.841.7
Robbery305n/a274.077.098.0
Assault612n/a549.8371.5248.9
Violent crime1,026n/a (estimate)922506383
Burglary919n/a825.7623.1430.4
Theft4,687n/a4,211.02,289.11,694.4
Vehicle theft685n/a615.4283.8237.4
Property crime6,291n/a (estimate)5,6523,1962,362
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in North Charleston, SC for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in North Charleston, SC is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall North Charleston, SC crime rates are 78% higher than in comparison to the South Carolina mean and are 139% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, North Charleston, SC has a rate that is 82% higher than the South Carolina average; compared to the United States, it is 141% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, North Charleston, SC is 77% higher than its state's mean, and 139% higher than the country's average.

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

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in North Charleston is 139% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 18.01 daily crimes that occur in North Charleston.
  • North Charleston is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States.
  • In North Charleston you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in North Charleston has increased by 9%.

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Daily Crime In North Charleston (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in North Charleston, SC per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for South Carolina and on a national scale. In North Charleston, SC the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.78 times more than the South Carolina average and 2.39 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in North Charleston, SC is 1.82 times more than the South Carolina average and 2.41 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, North Charleston, SC has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.77 times more than the South Carolina average and 2.39 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is North Charleston (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in South Carolina and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is North Charleston, SC? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that North Charleston, SC has been ranked safer than 16% of other cities in the state of South Carolina. In addition, North Charleston, SC is safer than 3% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all South Carolina and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than North Charleston, SC. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that North Charleston, SC is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in North Charleston

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in North Charleston is 1 in 109
The chance of being a victim of property crime in North Charleston is 1 in 18
The chance of being a victim of crime in North Charleston is 1 in 16
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in North Charleston, SC? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In North Charleston, SC you have a 1 in 109 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 18 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime in North Charleston, SC.

Year Over Year Crime In North Charleston (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether North Charleston, 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. North Charleston, SC has increased by 25% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 7% year over year. Total crimes for North Charleston, SC has increased by 9% in the same time frame.

North Charleston police department

ItemNorth CharlestonSouth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3955,812558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.95.13.3
There are a total of 395 North Charleston police officers. This results in 3.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 22.5% less than the South Carolina average and 20.7% 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
Folly Beach, SC2,73279501581
Sullivan's Island, SC2,04979501581
James Island, SC11,8442031,2801,483
Ravenel, SC2,5642111,3321,542
Isle of Palms, SC4,32001,5541,554
Mount Pleasant, SC77,9071891,5271,716
Lincolnville, SC1,0532371,4961,733
North Charleston, SC106,1139225,6526,574

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Pompano Beach, FL106,0048634,8015,663
Pearland, TX106,2383111,8162,127
Norwalk, CA106,3604111,8402,252
Palm Bay, FL106,5735041,9052,409
Everett, WA106,5804524,6345,085
North Charleston, SC106,1139225,6526,574
Source: The North Charleston, 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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