St. Matthews, SC
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The crime rate in St. Matthews is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 24 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 St. Matthews is 1 in 42. Based on FBI crime data, St. Matthews is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to South Carolina, St. Matthews has a crime rate that is higher than 35% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in St. Matthews 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 St. Matthews; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 496. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

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

St. Matthews Crime Data

 
Crime Index

28

(100 is safest)


Safer than 28% of U.S. Cities

St. Matthews Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

4

43

47

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.02

21.67

23.69

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
St. Matthews 2.02
South Carolina 5.04
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 496

in St. Matthews

1 in 198

in South Carolina
St. Matthews VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 1,984
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
St. Matthews 21.67
South Carolina 32.93
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 46

in St. Matthews

1 in 30

in South Carolina
St. Matthews Property CRIMES
Population: 1,984
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

St. Matthews Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
St. Matthews 24
South Carolina 35

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