Isle of Palms, SC
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Isle of Palms, 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 Isle of Palms 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 Isle of Palms is 1 in 37. Based on FBI crime data, Isle of Palms is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to South Carolina, Isle of Palms has a crime rate that is higher than 42% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Isle of Palms's violent crime rate is 1 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 Isle of Palms is one in 729.

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 Isle of Palms 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 Isle of Palms's rate for property crime is 25 per one thousand population. This makes Isle of Palms 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 Isle of Palms is one in 39.

Isle of Palms Crime Data

 

Crime Index

23

(100 is safest)


Safer than 23% of U.S. Cities

Isle of Palms Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

6

111

117

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.37

25.39

26.77

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Isle of Palms 1.37
South Carolina 5.04

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 729

in Isle of Palms

1 in 198

in South Carolina

Isle of Palms VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 4,371
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 1 0 4
Rate per 1,000 0.23 0.23 0.00 0.92

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
Isle of Palms 25.39
South Carolina 32.93

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 39

in Isle of Palms

1 in 30

in South Carolina

Isle of Palms Property CRIMES

Population: 4,371
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 16 91 4
Rate per 1,000 3.66 20.82 0.92

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

Isle of Palms Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Isle of Palms 26
South Carolina 35

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