Goose Creek, SC
Crime Rates


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Goose Creek, 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

The crime rate in Goose Creek is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 26 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 Goose Creek is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Goose Creek is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to South Carolina, Goose Creek has a crime rate that is higher than 44% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Goose Creek compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Goose Creek with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Goose Creek's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Goose Creek 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 Goose Creek.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Goose Creek occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Goose Creek; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 266. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Goose Creek 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.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Goose Creek's rate for property crime is 22 per one thousand population. This makes Goose Creek 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 Goose Creek is one in 46.

Goose Creek Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 24% of U.S. Cities

Goose Creek Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Goose Creek 3.76
South Carolina 5.02

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 266

in Goose Creek

1 in 199

in South Carolina


Population: 42,039
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 13 22 119
Rate per 1,000 0.10 0.31 0.52 2.83


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)

Goose Creek 21.77
South Carolina 32.44

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 46

in Goose Creek

1 in 31

in South Carolina

Goose Creek Property CRIMES

Population: 42,039
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 159 710 46
Rate per 1,000 3.78 16.89 1.09

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

Goose Creek Crimes Per Square Mile

Goose Creek 26
South Carolina 35