Hilton Head Island, SC
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Hilton Head Island, 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

Hilton Head Island has an overall crime rate of 18 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Hilton Head Island is 1 in 56. How does Hilton Head Island fare compared to other communities in South Carolina of all population sizes? Hilton Head Island's crime rate is lower than approximately 77% of South Carolina communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Hilton Head Island has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Hilton Head Island is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Hilton Head Island 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 Hilton Head Island.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Hilton Head Island 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 Hilton Head Island; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 418. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Hilton Head Island; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 15 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Hilton Head Island Crime Data

 

Crime Index

42

(100 is safest)


Safer than 42% of U.S. Cities

Hilton Head Island Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

97

624

721

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.39

15.40

17.80

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Hilton Head Island 2.39
South Carolina 5.04

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 418

in Hilton Head Island

1 in 198

in South Carolina

Hilton Head Island VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 40,512
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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
Hilton Head Island 15.40
South Carolina 32.93

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 65

in Hilton Head Island

1 in 30

in South Carolina

Hilton Head Island Property CRIMES

Population: 40,512
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

Hilton Head Island Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Hilton Head Island 17
South Carolina 35