Goose Creek, SC
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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 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 Goose Creek is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 27 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 37. 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 50% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Goose Creek to other communities of similar population, then Goose Creek crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Goose Creek 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 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 263. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Goose Creek's rate for property crime is 23 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 43.

Goose Creek Crime Data

 

Crime Index

21

(100 is safest)


Safer than 21% of U.S. Cities

Goose Creek Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

162

986

1,148

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.80

23.14

26.94

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Goose Creek 3.80
South Carolina 5.06

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 263

in Goose Creek

1 in 198

in South Carolina

Goose Creek VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 42,619
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 26 24 109
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.61 0.56 2.56

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
Goose Creek 23.14
South Carolina 31.96

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 43

in Goose Creek

1 in 31

in South Carolina

Goose Creek Property CRIMES

Population: 42,619
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 152 777 57
Rate per 1,000 3.57 18.23 1.34

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

Goose Creek Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Goose Creek 28
South Carolina 35