Blythewood, SC
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Blythewood, 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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

The crime rate in Blythewood is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 33 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Blythewood is 1 in 30. Based on FBI crime data, Blythewood is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to South Carolina, Blythewood has a crime rate that is higher than 61% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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 3,429, Blythewood has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Blythewood 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 Blythewood.

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

For Blythewood, 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 Blythewood is one in 191.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Blythewood's rate for property crime is 28 per one thousand population. This makes Blythewood a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Blythewood is one in 36.

Importantly, we found that Blythewood 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 Blythewood is one in 343.

Blythewood Crime Data

 

Crime Index

14

(100 is safest)


Safer than 14% of U.S. Cities

Blythewood Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

18

95

113

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.25

27.70

32.95

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Blythewood 5.25
South Carolina 5.06

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 191

in Blythewood

1 in 198

in South Carolina

Blythewood VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 3,429
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Blythewood 27.70
South Carolina 31.96

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in Blythewood

1 in 31

in South Carolina

Blythewood Property CRIMES

Population: 3,429
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Blythewood Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Blythewood 12
South Carolina 35

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