Anderson, SC
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With a crime rate of 47 per one thousand residents, Anderson has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 21. Within South Carolina, more than 73% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Anderson. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Anderson to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Importantly, when you compare Anderson to other communities of similar population, then Anderson crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Anderson does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Anderson 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 Anderson.

For Anderson, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Anderson is one in 155.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Anderson is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Anderson, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 25, which is a rate of 41 per one thousand population.

Anderson Crime Data

 
Crime Index

7

(100 is safest)


Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Anderson Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

176

1,111

1,287

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.44

40.64

47.08

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Anderson 6.44
South Carolina 5.04
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 155

in Anderson

1 in 198

in South Carolina
Anderson VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 27,335
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Anderson 40.64
South Carolina 32.93
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 25

in Anderson

1 in 30

in South Carolina
Anderson Property CRIMES
Population: 27,335
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Anderson Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Anderson 88
South Carolina 35