Surfside Beach, SC Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime
Updated: 2020-12-30
184
Total Crimes
4,078.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
64.69%
Above National Average
86 out of 155
In South Carolina
8,801 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Surfside Beach, SC?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Surfside Beach is 4,078.9 per 100,000 people. That's 64.69% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 18.18% 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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Surfside Beach SnackAbility

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

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Surfside Beach
/ 100k People
South Carolina
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 184 4,078.9 3,451.6 2,476.7
Murder 0 0.0 9.0 5.0
Robbery 1 22.2 64.0 81.6
Aggravated Assault 2 44.3 390.5 250.2
Violent Crime 7 155.2 511.3 366.7
Burglary 32 709.4 533.4 340.5
Larceny 130 2,881.8 2,116.1 1,549.5
Car Theft 15 332.5 290.8 219.9
Property Crime 177 3,923.7 2,940.3 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Surfside Beach

7
Violent Crimes
155.2
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-57.68%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 644.4 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Surfside Beach each year. That compares to a 1 in 195.6 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Surfside Beach is 155.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -57.68% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -69.65% lower than the South Carolina violent crime rate of 511.3 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Surfside Beach

177
Property Crimes
3,923.7
Property Crimes / 100k People
85.97%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 25.5 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Surfside Beach each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Surfside Beach is 3,923.7 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 85.97% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 33.45% higher than the South Carolina property crime rate of 2,940.3 per 100,000 people.

Surfside 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 Surfside Beach

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Myrtle Beach, SC 34,860 4,331 12,424.0 11,233.5 1,190.5
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
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