Summerville, SC
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Summerville, 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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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 Summerville is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 40 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 Summerville is 1 in 25. Based on FBI crime data, Summerville is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to South Carolina, Summerville has a crime rate that is higher than 66% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Summerville 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 Summerville; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 310. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Summerville is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Summerville, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 27, which is a rate of 37 per one thousand population.

Summerville Crime Data

 

Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Summerville Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

159

1,801

1,960

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.22

36.51

39.74

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Summerville 3.22
South Carolina 5.02

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 310

in Summerville

1 in 199

in South Carolina

Summerville VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 49,323
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 13 30 112
Rate per 1,000 0.08 0.26 0.61 2.27

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49


Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Summerville 36.51
South Carolina 32.44

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Summerville

1 in 31

in South Carolina

Summerville Property CRIMES

Population: 49,323
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 188 1,509 104
Rate per 1,000 3.81 30.59 2.11

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Summerville Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Summerville 108
South Carolina 35