There are plenty of reasons why South Carolina is one of the nation’s most popular states to move to. From the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains to inviting sandy beaches, South Carolina offers a welcoming landscape, competitive wages and affordable living.
Whether the bustling cobblestone streets of Charleston are calling you, or you crave a rural lifestyle, there’s a safe place for you to settle in every part of the Palmetto State and SafeWise will introduce you to 40 of them.
We’ve paired our extensive research with the most recent FBI Crime Report to bring you the safest 40 cities to call home in South Carolina. To make our list, a city had to have a population of over 2,000 as of 2012 and needed to meet criteria regarding both violent and property crimes, according to FBI statistics from 2012. We analyze the number of Violent Crimes, consisting of aggravated assault, forcible rape, murder, and robbery, as well as Property Crimes, consisting of arson, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft. To account for the varying populations, we calculated the chance of these crimes happening out of 1,000.
SafeWise wants you to keep in mind that although the FBI Crime Report is acknowledged as a trusted source for crime statistics, not every South Carolina cities has reported complete data to the FBI.
Once you’ve read our thorough South Carolina safe city guide, we encourage you to explore the resources offered by our all-inclusive South Carolina Safety Directory. Here you’ll discover everything you need to know about personal home security and crime prevention in The Palmetto State.
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