North Charleston, SC Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
8,055
Total Crimes
6,985.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
182.05%
Above National Average
134 out of 155
In South Carolina
9,693 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in North Charleston, SC?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in North Charleston is 6,985.4 per 100,000 people. That's 182.05% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 102.38% 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.

North Charleston SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
4
Diversity
9.5
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
8

How Does North Charleston Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
North Charleston
/ 100k People
South Carolina
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 8,055 6,985.4 3,451.6 2,476.7
Murder 26 22.5 9.0 5.0
Robbery 229 198.6 64.0 81.6
Aggravated Assault 756 655.6 390.5 250.2
Violent Crime 1,114 966.1 511.3 366.7
Burglary 853 739.7 533.4 340.5
Larceny 5,123 4,442.7 2,116.1 1,549.5
Car Theft 965 836.9 290.8 219.9
Property Crime 6,941 6,019.3 2,940.3 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In North Charleston

1,114.0
Violent Crimes
966.1
Violent Crimes / 100k People
163.45%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 103.5 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in North Charleston each year. That compares to a 1 in 195.6 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in North Charleston is 966.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 163.45% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 88.96% higher than the South Carolina violent crime rate of 511.3 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In North Charleston

6,941.0
Property Crimes
6,019.3
Property Crimes / 100k People
185.29%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 16.6 chance of being the victim of a property crime in North Charleston each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in North Charleston is 6,019.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 185.29% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 104.72% higher than the South Carolina property crime rate of 2,940.3 per 100,000 people.

North Charleston 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 North Charleston

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Charleston, SC 138,254 3,640 2,632.8 2,259.6 373.2
Mount Pleasant, SC 92,448 1,240 1,341.3 1,227.7 113.6
Summerville, SC 52,886 1,848 3,494.3 3,142.6 351.7
Goose Creek, SC 43,545 1,060 2,434.3 2,193.1 241.1
Hanahan, SC 26,941 400 1,484.7 1,280.6 204.1
Moncks Corner, SC 11,986 471 3,929.6 3,470.7 458.9
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