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CHARLESTON County, SC | Crime Rates

CHARLESTON is a county located in SC, and has a population of 82,237. This region is policed by CHARLESTON COUNTY.

CHARLESTON County has an overall crime rate of 4,903 per 100,000 residents. This is moderately more dangerous than the rest of the United States, but still about average. This means that your chances of becoming a victim of any type of crime in CHARLESTON County is 1 in 20 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for CHARLESTON County for the previous 2 years was 5,576 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for CHARLESTON County has been decreasing over time.

Below are its crime rates and policing statistics according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). For more specific crime statistics (NIBRS) for many US cities & counties, see Offense Statistics.

Crime Rates

(per 100,000) CHARLESTON USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 4,903 4,506
Murder Rate 11.1 6
Robbery Rate 119 148
Rape Rate 30 30
Assault Rate 1,920 644
Burglary Rate 894 726
Forced Entry Rate 528 417
Larceny Rate 1,589 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 339 362

Policing Statistics

Overall Clearance 18% 28%
Homicide Clearance 18% 56%
Assault Clearance 35% 52%
Rape Clearance 7% 38%
Robbery Clearance 19% 23%
Burglary Clearance 5% 12%
Larceny Clearance 7% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 4% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 289 sex offender(s) in CHARLESTON County.

On a per capita basis, there are approximately 351 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in CHARLESTON County. This is compared to the nation-wide average of 240 sex offenders per 100,000 people.

To search the official state sex offender registry for South Carolina see

Data estimated from arrests & clearances from a sample from the Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, D.C. 2011. If missing data exist, these figures will tend to underestimate the true figures. is not responsible for the currency or accuracy of this data.

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