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Crime rate in Gaston, South Carolina (SC): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Gaston, SC compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Gaston, SC

The 2019 crime rate in Gaston, SC is 192 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.4 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 67.2% U.S. cities. The 2019 Gaston crime rate rose by 25% compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Gaston has seen increasing violent crime and rise of property crime.
See how dangerous Gaston, SC is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Gaston:

192.1
Swansea:

335.8
Pine Ridge:

117.5
South Congaree:

160.7
Pelion:

173.3
Springdale:

302.6
Cayce:

515.9
West Columbia:

548.6
Lexington:

215.4
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Gaston by year

Type

2007

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(60.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(60.1)
2
(118.3)
2
(120.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(120.8)
2
(120.3)
1
(60.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
4
(240.4)
4
(236.7)
2
(120.3)
1
(60.7)
1
(60.4)
2
(120.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(236.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2
(142.3)
14
(841.3)
10
(591.7)
13
(782.2)
26
(1,578)
7
(422.7)
14
(842.4)
2
(120.5)
16
(946.7)
7
(413.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(213.5)
35
(2,103)
57
(3,373)
67
(4,031)
38
(2,306)
39
(2,355)
30
(1,805)
27
(1,627)
29
(1,716)
37
(2,187)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(60.1)
1
(59.2)
9
(541.5)
2
(121.4)
3
(181.2)
4
(240.7)
9
(542.2)
4
(236.7)
6
(354.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(60.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(60.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index18.5213.9263.9367.6224.5186.6210.6134.9153.8192.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Gaston, South Carolina as of January 26, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Gaston is 179 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Gaston:

118.2
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Gaston:

0.0
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Gaston:

30.1
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Gaston:

120.3
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Gaston:

90.6
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Gaston:

30.3
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Gaston:

180.5
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Gaston:

177.5
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Gaston:

150.2
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2007
Gaston:

0.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2005
Gaston:

212.9
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Gaston:

108.0
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Gaston:

72.3
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Gaston:

75.9
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Gaston:

245.3
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Gaston:

310.7
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Gaston:

186.7
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Gaston:

294.8
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Gaston:

229.5
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Gaston:

449.0
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Gaston:

439.2
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Gaston:

295.9
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Gaston:

282.5
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2007
Gaston:

39.1
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2005
Gaston:

163.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Gaston:

341.9
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Gaston:

640.3
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Gaston:

345.2
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.36
South Carolina average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.37
South Carolina average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
South Carolina average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
South Carolina average:

2.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 3 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.21
South Carolina average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.20
South Carolina average:

2.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.20
South Carolina average:

2.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.42
South Carolina average:

2.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
South Carolina average:

2.52

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Gaston, SC
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers

Zip codes: 29053, 29160.