Columbia, SC Crime


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Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime)

Columbia violent crime is 39.5. (The US average is 22.7)
Columbia property crime is 76.0. (The US average is 35.4)


NOTE: The city of Columbia, South Carolina does not have FBI Crime Statistics. The closest similar sized city with FBI crime data is the city of Rock Hill, South Carolina. The charts below are detailed crime statistics for the city of Rock Hill, South Carolina. Click links below to see charts for each crime category.
 Violent Crimes  - Murder  Rape  Robbery  Assault
 Property Crimes  - Burglary  Larceny  Auto Theft
Forest Acres, SC Crime History
*Closest City
Year Violent Murder Rape Robbery Assault Property Burglary Larceny Auto
2002878.900268.3610.68233.91073.26818.4342.3
2003789.69.519256.8504.27781.6960.86373.7447.1
2004783.219.119.1362.93827908.39366475.6496.7
2005828.1048.7204.6574.87316.11139.85699477.4
2006837.8019.7236.5581.564361084.25154.7197.1
2007753.7030.6244.4478.76926.11059.35500.1366.7
2008728.100293.3434.86461.71102.25066.2293.3
20091024.4030.4263.7730.35822.11247.64320.9253.6
2010780.110.10263.4506.55764.41580.43920.6263.4
2011763.29.59.5295.7448.46554.11793.64407.6353
2012698.4047.2226.5424.77918.11708.25898.5311.4
2013684.7047.5161.7475.55734.11264.74241.2228.2
2014717.19.437.7198.2471.83906.4651.13066.6188.7
2015572.89.428.2103.34325155.49863850.1319.3
2016722.7028.2122572.65275835.43942.2497.5
2017558.6037.9123.1397.66011.5946.74733.5331.3
2018481.9067.5134.9279.56303.6877.14867.5559
2019620.2048.487.2484.56172.58434922.5407

   Crime in Nearby Cities
City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Forest Acres, SC620.26,172.510,14622019
Cayce, SC971.15,657.612,62552019
West Columbia, SC706.16,666.313,72962019
Columbia, SC775.15,252.3118,79862019
Springdale town (Lexington County), SC399.63,487.12,95682019
Pine Ridge town (Lexington County), SC220.9839.62,26392016
   Crime in Similar Size Cities
City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Rock Hill, SC6613,346.166,924642019
Summerville, SC351.73,142.632,124852019
Huntersville, NC135.01,620.225,385962019
Greenville, SC575.74,016.957,595962019
Concord, NC121.71,649.780,069972019
Kannapolis, NC260.22,275.037,5381032019

   Visualize the relationship between violent and property crime in similar size cities.

   Crime by Location

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I love living in Columbia! I recently graduated from USC and plan to stay. I read the reviews posted here and it shows that like many cities, your experience will depend  More

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Loved living in Columbia, SC prior to my job transfer. It's the perfect size - plenty to do, but still a laid back place. People are extremely friendly, there are  More

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I moved to Columbia for graduate school and although it is a giant step up from my small, out-of-state hometown, I became bored and restless here in less than a year.  More

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