Ridgeville's overall rate of crime is sufficiently low that NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows the town to be one of the safest in both South Carolina and the nation. Ridgeville's crime rate is just 6 per 1,000 people, which means that a person's chance of becoming a victim in Ridgeville is one in 182.
Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Ridgeville, and we found that the crime rate in Ridgeville is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Ridgeville is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Ridgeville does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Ridgeville.
Importantly, our analysis shows that Ridgeville has one of the lowest violent crime rates in all of America, across cities and towns of all sizes. Murder, forcible rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault happen far less frequently here than in most places. Your chance of becoming a victim? Just one in 10000. Ridgeville's violent crime rate is just 0 per 1,000 residents.
Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Ridgeville compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Ridgeville is just 6 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Ridgeville is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.