Greenville, SC Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
3,207
Total Crimes
4,592.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
85.43%
Above National Average
95 out of 155
In South Carolina
9,083 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Greenville, SC?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Greenville is 4,592.6 per 100,000 people. That's 85.43% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 33.06% higher than the South Carolina total crime rate of 3,451.6 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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Greenville SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
5
Diversity
8.5
Safety
4
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
8.5

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Greenville
/ 100k People
South Carolina
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 3,207 4,592.6 3,451.6 2,476.7
Murder 4 5.7 9.0 5.0
Robbery 82 117.4 64.0 81.6
Aggravated Assault 272 389.5 390.5 250.2
Violent Crime 402 575.7 511.3 366.7
Burglary 352 504.1 533.4 340.5
Larceny 2,236 3,202.1 2,116.1 1,549.5
Car Theft 217 310.8 290.8 219.9
Property Crime 2,805 4,016.9 2,940.3 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Greenville

402.0
Violent Crimes
575.7
Violent Crimes / 100k People
56.99%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 173.7 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Greenville each year. That compares to a 1 in 195.6 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Greenville is 575.7 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 56.99% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 12.60% higher than the South Carolina violent crime rate of 511.3 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Greenville

2,805.0
Property Crimes
4,016.9
Property Crimes / 100k People
90.38%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 24.9 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Greenville each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Greenville is 4,016.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 90.38% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 36.61% higher than the South Carolina property crime rate of 2,940.3 per 100,000 people.

Greenville 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 Greenville

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Greer, SC 32,976 1,164 3,529.8 3,096.2 433.6
Mauldin, SC 25,453 470 1,846.5 1,622.6 223.9
Simpsonville, SC 23,682 681 2,875.6 2,681.4 194.2
Easley, SC 21,390 1,196 5,591.4 5,133.2 458.2
Fountain Inn, SC 10,375 246 2,371.1 1,937.3 433.7
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