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Total crime 39%
Violent crime 104%
Property crime 26%
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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 peopleWilliamston/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime140n/a (estimate)3,2603,2522,346
Murder0n/a0.010.56.5
Rape2n/a46.640.038.4
Robbery2n/a46.659.873.9
Assault30n/a698.6420.3279.7
Violent crime34n/a (estimate)792531388
Burglary23n/a535.6448.0314.2
Theft74n/a1,723.31,991.01,398.0
Vehicle theft9n/a209.6282.1246.0
Property crime106n/a (estimate)2,4692,7211,958

Key findings

  • Williamston crime rates are 39% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Williamston are 104% higher than the national average
  • In Williamston you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Williamston is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Williamston has increased by 19%

Williamston crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Williamston (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Williamston, per 100,000 residents. In Williamston, the total number of daily crimes is 1.00 times more than the South Carolina average and 1.39 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Williamston are 1.49 times more than the South Carolina average and 2.04 times more than the national average. For property crime, Williamston has a daily crime rate that is 1.10 times less than the South Carolina average and 1.26 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Williamston (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in South Carolina and all other cities across the US, is Williamston safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Williamston is safer than 37% of other cities in the state of South Carolina. In addition, Williamston is safer than 8% 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 Williamston. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Williamston is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Williamston

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Williamston is 1 in 127
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Williamston is 1 in 41
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Williamston is 1 in 31
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Williamston, South Carolina? If you reside in Williamston, then there is a 1 in 127 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 41. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 31 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Williamston.

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

      A good indicator of whether Williamston is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Williamston has increased by 8%, while the property crime rate in Williamston has increased by 23% year over year. The number of total crimes in Williamston has increased by 19% year over year.

      Williamston police department

      ItemWilliamstonSouth CarolinaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)175,812558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.25.13.3
      There are a total of 17 Williamston police officers. This results in 4.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.1% less than the South Carolina average and 30.6% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Five Forks, SC16,9292171,1101,327
      Pelzer, SC1,2252681,3751,644
      Northlake, SC4,0862751,4111,687
      Golden Grove, SC3,1182971,5231,820
      Judson, SC2,0913321,7022,034
      Dunean, SC3,7483441,7622,105
      West Pelzer, SC96902,2012,201
      Williamston, SC4,0937922,4693,260

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Grayson, KY4,0931552,5582,713
      Grayson, KY4,0931271,8611,988
      Mullica Hill, NJ4,092132782913
      Walthourville, GA4,0913311,6611,992
      Nassau Bay, TX4,0914282,4702,898
      Williamston, SC4,0937922,4693,260
      Source: The Williamston, 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.