Darlington, SC
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With a crime rate of 91 per one thousand residents, Darlington 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 11. Within South Carolina, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Darlington.

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 6,155, Darlington has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Darlington 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 Darlington.

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

For Darlington, 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 Darlington is one in 99.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Darlington is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Darlington, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 12, which is a rate of 81 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Darlington 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 Darlington is one in 342.

Darlington Crime Data

 
Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 1% of U.S. Cities

Darlington Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

62

500

562

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

10.07

81.23

91.31

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Darlington 10.07
South Carolina 5.04
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 99

in Darlington

1 in 198

in South Carolina
Darlington VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 6,155
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 5 57
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.81 9.26
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
Darlington 81.23
South Carolina 32.93
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 12

in Darlington

1 in 30

in South Carolina
Darlington Property CRIMES
Population: 6,155
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 55 427 18
Rate per 1,000 8.94 69.37 2.92
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

Darlington Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Darlington 124
South Carolina 35