All things considered, perhaps the most important parameter when deciding where you want to live is the safety of the town. Mauldin has ranked as one of South Carolina's safest cities.
LendEDU’s newest report recognizes the safest towns and cities in each state in the U.S. Using licensed data, we gathered the total crime risk score for every single town in the country. This score represents the combined risk of rape, murder, assault, robbery, burglary, larceny, and vehicle theft compared to the national average of 100.
If a city posted a total crime risk score of 200 it meant that place had twice the risk of crime compared to the national average. Or, a city that recorded a score of 50 had half the risk of crime compared to the national average. A lower crime risk score meant a safer community.
The tables below have ranked the safest towns in each state according to their difference from the national average crime risk score of 100. For example, if an incredibly safe community had a -98 difference from the national average, it meant that place had a crime risk score of two.
Cities that made the top of their state’s list had the highest negative difference from the national average; a higher negative difference meant a lower crime risk score, which meant a safer town. Mauldin has a crime index that makes it the #5 safest city in South Carolina!
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