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Total crime 58%
Violent crime 155%
Property crime 39%
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 peopleSeneca/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime318n/a (estimate)3,7063,2522,346
Murder3n/a35.010.56.5
Rape7n/a81.640.038.4
Robbery3n/a35.059.873.9
Assault72n/a839.1420.3279.7
Violent crime85n/a (estimate)991531388
Burglary38n/a442.8448.0314.2
Theft175n/a2,039.41,991.01,398.0
Vehicle theft20n/a233.1282.1246.0
Property crime233n/a (estimate)2,7152,7211,958

Key findings

  • Seneca crime rates are 58% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Seneca are 155% higher than the national average
  • In Seneca you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Seneca is safer than 13% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Seneca has increased by 16%

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

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      Daily Crime In Seneca (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Seneca, SC per 100,000 people. In Seneca, the total number of daily crimes is 1.14 times more than the South Carolina average and 1.58 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Seneca is 1.87 times more than the South Carolina average and 2.55 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Seneca has a daily crime rate that is 1.00 times less than the South Carolina average and 1.39 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Seneca (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Seneca to every other city in South Carolina, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Seneca safe? The gauges above illustrate that Seneca is safer than 51% of every city located within South Carolina along with 13% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in South Carolina and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Seneca, SC is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Seneca

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Seneca is 1 in 101
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Seneca is 1 in 37
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Seneca is 1 in 27
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Seneca, South Carolina? If you reside in Seneca, then there is a 1 in 101 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 37. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 27 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Seneca.

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

      Determining whether Seneca is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Seneca violent crime rates have increased by 69%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 4% year over year. Total crimes for Seneca has increased by 16% in the same time frame.

      Seneca police department

      ItemSenecaSouth CarolinaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)465,812558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.65.13.3
      There are a total of 46 Seneca police officers. This results in 5.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 10.8% greater than the South Carolina average and 72.7% 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
      Salem, SC149000
      Walhalla, SC4,263178734912
      Gumlog, GA2,2641849221,105
      Utica, SC1,6042681,3751,643
      Pendleton, SC3,1073111,5941,905
      Central, SC5,187551,9602,016
      Clemson, SC15,0081452,0002,145
      Seneca, SC8,2289912,7153,706

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Pewaukee village, WI8,225491,7651,814
      Fairview, TX8,23521459480
      Wesley Chapel, NC8,217147781928
      Crete, IL8,2152351,8032,038
      Pineville, NC8,24466210,35411,016
      Seneca, SC8,2289912,7153,706
      Source: The Seneca, 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.