Anderson, SC
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Anderson, SC crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

With a crime rate of 54 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 19. Within South Carolina, more than 79% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Anderson.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 27,544, Anderson has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Anderson does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Anderson.

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 145.

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 21, which is a rate of 47 per one thousand population.

Anderson Crime Data

 

Crime Index

5

(100 is safest)


Safer than 5% of U.S. Cities

Anderson Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

190

1,294

1,484

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.90

46.98

53.88

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Anderson 6.90
South Carolina 5.02

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 145

in Anderson

1 in 199

in South Carolina

Anderson VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 27,544
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Anderson 46.98
South Carolina 32.44

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 21

in Anderson

1 in 31

in South Carolina

Anderson Property CRIMES

Population: 27,544
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Anderson Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Anderson 101
South Carolina 35