Batesburg-Leesville, SC
Crime Rates


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Batesburg-Leesville, SC crime analytics

With a crime rate of 72 per one thousand residents, Batesburg-Leesville 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 14. Within South Carolina, more than 90% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Batesburg-Leesville.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a town'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 5,441, Batesburg-Leesville has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Batesburg-Leesville 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 Batesburg-Leesville.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Batesburg-Leesville 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 Batesburg-Leesville.

For Batesburg-Leesville, 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 Batesburg-Leesville is one in 65.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the town, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Batesburg-Leesville experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Batesburg-Leesville is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Batesburg-Leesville, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 18, which is a rate of 57 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Batesburg-Leesville has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Batesburg-Leesville is one in 340.

Batesburg-Leesville Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 2% of U.S. Cities

Batesburg-Leesville Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Batesburg-Leesville 15.44
South Carolina 5.04
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 65

in Batesburg-Leesville

1 in 198

in South Carolina
Batesburg-Leesville VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 5,441
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 4 11 68
Rate per 1,000 0.18 0.74 2.02 12.50
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)

Batesburg-Leesville 56.97
South Carolina 32.93
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 18

in Batesburg-Leesville

1 in 30

in South Carolina
Batesburg-Leesville Property CRIMES
Population: 5,441
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 49 245 16
Rate per 1,000 9.01 45.03 2.94
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

Batesburg-Leesville Crimes Per Square Mile

Batesburg-Leesville 50
South Carolina 35