Gaston, SC
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Gaston, SC crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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 Gaston is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 31 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 Gaston is 1 in 32. Based on FBI crime data, Gaston is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to South Carolina, Gaston has a crime rate that is higher than 51% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Gaston to other communities of similar population, then Gaston crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Gaston 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 Gaston 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 Gaston.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Gaston's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Gaston is one in 553.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Gaston's rate for property crime is 30 per one thousand population. This makes Gaston 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 Gaston is one in 34.

Gaston Crime Data

 

Crime Index

18

(100 is safest)


Safer than 18% of U.S. Cities

Gaston Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

3

49

52

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.81

29.55

31.36

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Gaston 1.81
South Carolina 5.04

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 553

in Gaston

1 in 198

in South Carolina

Gaston VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 1,658
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 2 1
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 1.21 0.60

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
Gaston 29.55
South Carolina 32.93

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 34

in Gaston

1 in 30

in South Carolina

Gaston Property CRIMES

Population: 1,658
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 7 39 3
Rate per 1,000 4.22 23.52 1.81

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

Gaston Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Gaston 10
South Carolina 35