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GAFFNEY, SC | Crime Rates

GAFFNEY is a region located in SC, and has a population of 12,559. This region is policed by GAFFNEY POLICE DEPARTMENT.

GAFFNEY has an overall crime rate of 6,529 per 100,000 residents. This is one of the most dangerous regions in the United States. This means that your chances of becoming a victim of any type of crime in GAFFNEY is 1 in 15 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for GAFFNEY for the previous 2 years was 6,467 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for GAFFNEY has been increasing 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) GAFFNEY USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 6,529 4,506
Murder Rate 32.1 6
Robbery Rate 159 148
Rape Rate 88 30
Assault Rate 2,691 644
Burglary Rate 804 726
Forced Entry Rate 526 417
Larceny Rate 2,516 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 239 362

Policing Statistics

Overall Clearance 5% 28%
Homicide Clearance 12% 56%
Assault Clearance 6% 52%
Rape Clearance 3% 38%
Robbery Clearance 4% 23%
Burglary Clearance 2% 12%
Larceny Clearance 6% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 0% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 114 sex offender(s) in GAFFNEY.

On a per capita basis, there are approximately 908 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in GAFFNEY. 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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