North Charleston, SC
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With a crime rate of 61 per one thousand residents, North Charleston has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 16. Within South Carolina, more than 83% of the communities have a lower crime rate than North Charleston.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 108,304, North Charleston has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether North Charleston does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as North Charleston.

Now let us turn to take a look at how North Charleston 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 North Charleston.

For North Charleston, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in North Charleston is one in 135.

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 North Charleston 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.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in North Charleston is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In North Charleston, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 19, which is a rate of 54 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that North Charleston has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in North Charleston is one in 210.

North Charleston Crime Data

 

Crime Index

3

(100 is safest)


Safer than 3% of U.S. Cities

North Charleston Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

803

5,812

6,615

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.41

53.66

61.08

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
North Charleston 7.41
South Carolina 5.04

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 135

in North Charleston

1 in 198

in South Carolina

North Charleston VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 108,304
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 19 90 251 443
Rate per 1,000 0.18 0.83 2.32 4.09

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
North Charleston 53.66
South Carolina 32.93

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 19

in North Charleston

1 in 30

in South Carolina

North Charleston Property CRIMES

Population: 108,304
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 888 4,408 516
Rate per 1,000 8.20 40.70 4.76

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

North Charleston Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
North Charleston 86
South Carolina 35