Reported Annual Crime In West Columbia

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Columbia/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,289n/a (estimate)7,8473,7022,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Columbia/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.07.85.3
Rape30n/a182.649.841.7
Robbery40n/a243.577.098.0
Assault107n/a651.4371.5248.9
Violent crime177n/a (estimate)1,078506383
Burglary143n/a870.6623.1430.4
Theft817n/a4,973.82,289.11,694.4
Vehicle theft152n/a925.4283.8237.4
Property crime1,112n/a (estimate)6,7703,1962,362
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in West Columbia, SC. These figures on reported criminal activity in West Columbia, SC, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in West Columbia, SC is 112% higher than the average of the whole of the state of South Carolina, and when compared with the national average, is 186% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, West Columbia, SC has 113% higher than violent crime rate than South Carolina average, while remaining 181% higher than the national average. In property crime, West Columbia, SC is 112% higher than the average of South Carolina and is 187% higher than the national average.

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

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in West Columbia is 186% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 21.5 daily crimes that occur in West Columbia.
  • West Columbia is safer than 17% of the cities in the United States.
  • In West Columbia you have a 1 in 13 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in West Columbia has increased by 105%.

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Daily Crime In West Columbia (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in West Columbia, SC per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for South Carolina and on a national scale. In West Columbia, SC the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 2.12 times more than the South Carolina average and 2.86 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in West Columbia, SC is 2.13 times more than the South Carolina average and 2.81 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, West Columbia, SC has a constant daily crime rate that is 2.12 times more than the South Carolina average and 2.87 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is West Columbia (higher is better)

How safe is West Columbia, SC compared to other cities in South Carolina and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that West Columbia, SC is safer than 52% of the cities in South Carolina and 17% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in South Carolina and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than West Columbia, SC. Overall, West Columbia, SC is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Columbia

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Columbia is 1 in 93
The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Columbia is 1 in 15
The chance of being a victim of crime in West Columbia is 1 in 13
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in West Columbia, SC? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In West Columbia, SC your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 93. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 15 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in West Columbia, SC is 1 in 13.

Year Over Year Crime In West Columbia (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether West Columbia, SC is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in West Columbia, SC has increased by 112%, while the property crime rate in West Columbia, SC has increased by 104% year over year. The number of total crimes in West Columbia, SC has increased by 105% year over year.

West Columbia police department

ItemWest ColumbiaSouth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)665,812558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.25.13.3
There are a total of 66 West Columbia police officers. This results in 4.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.5% less than the South Carolina average and 30% 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
Pine Ridge, SC2,1381611,0161,176
Lake Murray of Richland, SC5,7981651,0391,204
Arcadia Lakes, SC9912041,2911,496
Hopkins, SC2,7492731,7231,996
Springdale CDP, SC2,3552911,8352,126
Gaston, SC1,388602,2892,349
Chapin, SC1,5661252,2512,376
West Columbia, SC15,9471,0786,7707,847

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Rye, NY15,94931456487
Belvedere Park, GA15,9514513,6154,067
Hybla Valley, VA15,9412011,7301,931
Overland, MO15,9322733,5663,839
Four Corners, OR15,9633964,1904,586
West Columbia, SC15,9471,0786,7707,847
Source: The West Columbia, 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.