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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWoodruff/100k peopleSouth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime159n/a (estimate)3,6372,8002,324
Violent crime21n/a (estimate)480491370
Vehicle theft11n/a251.6249.2282.7
Property crime138n/a (estimate)3,1562,3081,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Woodruff, SC

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Woodruff is 56.5% higher than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Woodruff, there were 21 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 480 per 100,000 individuals, 29.9% higher than the national average. Additionally, there were 138 property crimes, amounting to 3156 per 100,000 residents, 61.5% higher than the U.S. average.

In the most recently reported crime year, Woodruff registered zero reported homicides. This statistic not only designates the area as an exemplar of security but also emanates a profound sense of safety within its community. A minimal incidence of severe violent crime not only fosters a strong sense of well-being among residents but also sets a commendable standard for other regions aiming to cultivate similarly safe surroundings.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Woodruff?

What is the prevailing sentiment among Woodruff residents regarding the state of crime? A comprehensive survey conducted by AreaVibes, involving 12 respondents, sheds light on this matter. The results were as follows: 50% of Woodruff residents expressed a notable sense of security, asserting that crime was virtually non-existent in their community, and they felt at ease strolling the streets after dark. While, 50% of those surveyed held a contrasting viewpoint, perceiving a higher incidence of crime, leading them to feel apprehensive about walking alone at night.

Is Woodruff a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Woodruff is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Woodruff has an overall crime rate that is 56% higher than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.44 daily occurrences, comprising 0.06 violent crimes and 0.38 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Woodruff as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Woodruff Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Woodruff has increased by 318.4% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Woodruff is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has increased by 600%, while property crime has increased by 294.3%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Woodruff.

Potential Causes for Crime in Woodruff

Limited employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-wage jobs can result in higher rates of unemployment and underemployment. Regions where individuals grapple with joblessness or meager wages may exhibit greater vulnerability to an uptick in crime due to financial instability. While areas that have strong employment rates, often will see a reduction in overall crime. Woodruff, for instance, reports an unemployment rate of 5.8%, which differs from the national average of 4.7%.

Highly populated regions typically encompass expansive urban hubs teeming with diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, giving rise to enclaves of poverty amid affluence. Communities marked by economic disparities may contend with heightened property crimes, and in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, regions characterized by low population density often exhibit lower Woodruff crime rates. For instance, in Woodruff, the population density stands at 855.9 people per square mile, diverging from the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

In Woodruff, the cost of living is 16.31% lower than the national average. A substantial cost of living can burden residents, particularly those with constrained financial means. When individuals contend with steep housing expenses, grocery bills, utility costs, healthcare and essential needs that strain their budgets, they may turn to criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities characterized by a more affordable cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, which could potentially lead to decreased crime rates.

Woodruff crime map

The Woodruff crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Woodruff as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Woodruff crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Woodruff crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Woodruff crime rates are 56% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Woodruff are 30% higher than the national average
      • In Woodruff you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Woodruff is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Woodruff has increased by 317%

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        Daily Crime In Woodruff (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Woodruff for every 100,000 residents. The Woodruff total amount of daily crime is 1.30 times more than the South Carolina average and 1.56 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Woodruff, is 1.02 times less than the South Carolina average, and it is 1.30 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Woodruff has a daily crime average that is 1.37 times more than the South Carolina average and 1.62 times more than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Woodruff (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in South Carolina and all other cities across the US, is Woodruff safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Woodruff is safer than 48% of other cities in the state of South Carolina. In addition, Woodruff is safer than 15% 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 Woodruff. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Woodruff is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Woodruff

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Woodruff is 1 in 209
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Woodruff is 1 in 32
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Woodruff is 1 in 28
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Woodruff? If you reside in Woodruff, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 209. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 32 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Woodruff, is 1 in 28.

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

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Woodruff, SC is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Woodruff has increased by 596%, while the property crime rate in Woodruff has increased by 293% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Woodruff has increased by 317% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Woodruff police department

        Item Woodruff South Carolina National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)125,812558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.95.13.3
        There are a total of 12 Woodruff police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 43.1% less than the South Carolina average and 11.4% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in South Carolina

        State Total offenders South Carolina /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Wellford, SC2,66286863949
        Roebuck, SC2,7682009391,138
        Five Forks, SC19,3992009421,142
        Startex, SC5562651,2451,510
        Fairforest, SC1,4842761,2961,571
        Duncan, SC3,5562591,5801,839
        Fountain Inn, SC10,1274511,7882,239
        Woodruff, SC4,3334803,1563,637

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Dillon, MT4,333245712957
        Reidland, KY4,334120811931
        Harrogate, TN4,3344681,7322,200
        Del Mar, CA4,3311543,0583,213
        Selmer, TN4,3305662,4893,055
        Woodruff, SC4,3334803,1563,637
        Source: The Woodruff, SC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.