Beaufort, SC Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
543
Total Crimes
4,004.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
70.68%
Above National Average
79 out of 151
In South Carolina
7,979 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Beaufort, SC?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Beaufort is 4,004.1 per 100,000 people. That's 70.68% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and 23.14% higher than the South Carolina total crime rate of 3,251.8 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Beaufort SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
4
Amenities
7
Education
8.5
Commute
9

How Does Beaufort Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Beaufort
/ 100k People
South Carolina
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 543 4,004.1 3,251.8 2,346.0
Murder 0 0.0 10.5 6.5
Robbery 5 36.9 59.8 73.9
Aggravated Assault 55 405.6 420.3 279.7
Violent Crime 66 486.7 530.7 387.8
Burglary 47 346.6 448.0 314.2
Larceny 411 3,030.7 1,991.0 1,398.0
Car Theft 19 140.1 282.1 246.0
Property Crime 477 3,517.4 2,721.1 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Beaufort

66
Violent Crimes
486.7
Violent Crimes / 100k People
25.50%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 205.5 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Beaufort each year. That compares to a 1 in 188.4 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Beaufort is 486.7 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 25.50% higher than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • -8.29% lower than the South Carolina violent crime rate of 530.7 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Beaufort

477
Property Crimes
3,517.4
Property Crimes / 100k People
79.63%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 28.4 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Beaufort each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Beaufort is 3,517.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 79.63% higher than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And 29.27% higher than the South Carolina property crime rate of 2,721.1 per 100,000 people.

Beaufort Crime Compared To South Carolina Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in South Carolina.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Beaufort

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Summerville, SC 53,711 1,680 3,127.9 2,787.1 340.7
Bluffton, SC 27,549 224 813.1 722.3 90.7
Pooler, GA 26,634 573 2,151.4 2,016.2 135.2
Richmond Hill, GA 14,437 274 1,897.9 1,710.9 187.0
Port Royal, SC 13,553 240 1,770.8 1,497.8 273.0
Rincon, GA 10,525 197 1,871.7 1,643.7 228.0
Port Wentworth, GA 10,281 196 1,906.4 1,575.7 330.7
Hardeeville, SC 7,970 223 2,798.0 2,195.7 602.3
Ridgeland, SC 3,788 74 1,953.5 1,768.7 184.8
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