Myrtle Beach, SC Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
4,331
Total Crimes
12,424.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
401.64%
Above National Average
155 out of 155
In South Carolina
9,853 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Myrtle Beach, SC?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Myrtle Beach is 12,424.0 per 100,000 people. That's 401.64% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 259.95% 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.

For more reading on life in Myrtle Beach, check out:

Myrtle Beach SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
8
Affordability
4
Diversity
8.5
Safety
2
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
9

How Does Myrtle Beach Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Myrtle Beach
/ 100k People
South Carolina
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 4,331 12,424.0 3,451.6 2,476.7
Murder 3 8.6 9.0 5.0
Robbery 98 281.1 64.0 81.6
Aggravated Assault 262 751.6 390.5 250.2
Violent Crime 415 1,190.5 511.3 366.7
Burglary 304 872.1 533.4 340.5
Larceny 3,384 9,707.4 2,116.1 1,549.5
Car Theft 228 654.0 290.8 219.9
Property Crime 3,916 11,233.5 2,940.3 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Myrtle Beach

415.0
Violent Crimes
1,190.5
Violent Crimes / 100k People
224.65%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 84.0 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Myrtle Beach each year. That compares to a 1 in 195.6 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Myrtle Beach is 1,190.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 224.65% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 132.85% higher than the South Carolina violent crime rate of 511.3 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Myrtle Beach

3,916.0
Property Crimes
11,233.5
Property Crimes / 100k People
432.42%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 8.9 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Myrtle Beach each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Myrtle Beach is 11,233.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 432.42% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 282.05% higher than the South Carolina property crime rate of 2,940.3 per 100,000 people.

Myrtle Beach 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 Myrtle Beach

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Conway, SC 26,127 995 3,808.3 3,383.5 424.8
North Myrtle Beach, SC 16,942 1,186 7,000.4 6,581.3 419.1
Surfside Beach, SC 4,511 184 4,078.9 3,923.7 155.2
Enjoy The Snack?