Reported Annual Crime In Surfside Beach

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 peopleSurfside Beach/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime242n/a (estimate)5,3923,7022,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSurfside Beach/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.07.85.3
Rape1n/a22.349.841.7
Robbery3n/a66.877.098.0
Assault6n/a133.7371.5248.9
Violent crime10n/a (estimate)223506394
Burglary64n/a1,426.0623.1430.4
Theft145n/a3,230.82,289.11,694.4
Vehicle theft23n/a512.5283.8237.4
Property crime232n/a (estimate)5,1693,1962,362

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The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Surfside Beach, SC. The total number of reported crimes in Surfside Beach, SC is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Surfside Beach, SC crime rate is 46% higher than the South Carolina average and is 96% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Surfside Beach, SC has a violent crime rate that is 56% lower than the South Carolina average and 43% lower than the national average. For property crime, Surfside Beach, SC is 62% higher than the South Carolina average and 119% higher than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Surfside Beach is 96% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 14.77 daily crimes that occur in Surfside Beach.
  • Surfside Beach is safer than 22% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Surfside Beach you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Surfside Beach has decreased by 22%.

Compare Surfside Beach, SC Crime To Other Cities

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

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Surfside Beach, 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 Surfside Beach, SC total amount of daily offenses is 1.46 times more than the South Carolina average and 1.96 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Surfside Beach, SC is 2.27 times less than the South Carolina average, and it is 1.77 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Surfside Beach, SC has a daily crime figure that is 1.62 times more than the South Carolina average and 2.19 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Surfside Beach (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Surfside Beach, SC compared to other areas of South Carolina, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Surfside Beach, SC safer than 53% when compared to other South Carolina cities, and 22% 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 Surfside Beach, SC. At this time, Surfside Beach, SC sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Surfside Beach

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Surfside Beach is 1 in 449
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Surfside Beach is 1 in 20
The chance of being a victim of crime in Surfside Beach is 1 in 19
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Surfside Beach, SC? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Surfside Beach, SC, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 449. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 20 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Surfside Beach, SC is 1 in 19.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Surfside Beach, SC is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Surfside Beach, SC has decreased by 27%, while the property crime rate in Surfside Beach, SC has decreased by 22% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Surfside Beach, SC has decreased by 22% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Surfside Beach police department

ItemSurfside BeachSouth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)285,812558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a5.13.3

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
Pawleys Island, SC672041,2911,496
Murrells Inlet, SC9,1612561,6171,873
Forestbrook, SC5,2183512,2202,571
Garden City, SC9,4564602,9063,366
Red Hill, SC14,2514803,0313,510
Socastee, SC22,7865753,6314,206
Surfside Beach, SC4,1952235,1695,392

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Golden Triangle, NJ4,1961761,1961,372
Trent Woods, NC4,1940697697
Comanche, TX4,1946932,6993,392
Clay Center, KS4,1931991,7391,938
North Sea, NY4,19393393486
Surfside Beach, SC4,1952235,1695,392
Source: The Surfside Beach, SC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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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