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Crime rate in Greenville, 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 Greenville, SC compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Greenville, SC

The 2018 crime rate in Greenville, SC was 343 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.3 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 87.4% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Greenville crime rate fell by 5% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 2 - a decrease of 2 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Greenville has seen a decrease in violent crime and in property crime.
See how dangerous Greenville, SC is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Greenville:

342.9
Mauldin:

143.7
Travelers Rest:

213.8
Simpsonville:

201.8
Greer:

300.9
Easley:

393.2
West Pelzer:

96.9
Fountain Inn:

255.0
Duncan:

117.5
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Greenville by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
5
(8.8)
8
(13.9)
8
(13.9)
2
(3.4)
1
(1.7)
3
(4.8)
5
(8.5)
1
(1.6)
3
(4.9)
2
(3.2)
5
(7.9)
2
(3.0)
4
(5.8)
2
(2.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
32
(56.1)
25
(43.4)
26
(45.1)
21
(35.6)
28
(46.4)
20
(32.1)
22
(37.2)
21
(34.5)
35
(57.2)
56
(90.4)
36
(57.1)
33
(50.2)
28
(40.6)
34
(48.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
161
(282.2)
141
(245.0)
172
(298.6)
157
(265.9)
160
(265.1)
132
(211.6)
110
(186.2)
104
(170.6)
118
(192.9)
121
(195.4)
86
(136.5)
98
(149.2)
91
(132.0)
74
(106.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
458
(802.7)
393
(682.8)
453
(786.5)
412
(697.9)
449
(743.9)
313
(501.9)
348
(588.9)
383
(628.4)
299
(488.7)
323
(521.6)
318
(504.7)
266
(405.0)
292
(423.7)
258
(370.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
776
(1,360)
761
(1,322)
643
(1,116)
659
(1,116)
622
(1,031)
597
(957.2)
732
(1,239)
603
(989.3)
666
(1,089)
475
(767.1)
431
(684.0)
366
(557.2)
393
(570.2)
403
(579.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,710
(4,750)
2,671
(4,641)
2,805
(4,870)
2,681
(4,541)
2,790
(4,623)
2,499
(4,007)
2,540
(4,299)
2,411
(3,956)
2,384
(3,896)
2,214
(3,575)
2,264
(3,593)
2,259
(3,439)
2,281
(3,310)
2,177
(3,128)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
308
(539.8)
330
(573.3)
362
(628.5)
365
(618.2)
262
(434.1)
169
(271.0)
223
(377.4)
209
(342.9)
211
(344.9)
188
(303.6)
215
(341.2)
198
(301.4)
157
(227.8)
230
(330.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
11
(19.3)
11
(19.1)
5
(8.7)
10
(16.9)
9
(14.9)
7
(11.2)
5
(8.5)
12
(19.7)
6
(9.8)
9
(14.5)
6
(9.5)
10
(15.2)
6
(8.7)
7
(10.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)636.0596.6634.0563.8560.5448.1509.2462.6470.8462.7422.4372.7359.0342.9

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. 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 59 registered sex offenders living in Greenville, South Carolina as of February 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Greenville is 1,101 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Greenville:

293.1
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Greenville:

330.1
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Greenville:

333.4
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Greenville:

393.6
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Greenville:

455.4
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Greenville:

407.8
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Greenville:

437.2
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Greenville:

441.7
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Greenville:

398.4
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Greenville:

554.2
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Greenville:

524.2
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Greenville:

615.5
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Greenville:

535.1
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Greenville:

616.1
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Greenville:

408.0
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Greenville:

360.0
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Greenville:

434.4
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Greenville:

321.7
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Greenville:

313.7
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Greenville:

328.6
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Greenville:

367.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Greenville:

377.7
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Greenville:

464.2
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Greenville:

447.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Greenville:

519.3
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Greenville:

432.4
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Greenville:

502.4
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Greenville:

543.0
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Greenville:

561.1
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Greenville:

582.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Greenville:

590.5
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Greenville:

416.3
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Greenville:

424.2
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Greenville:

374.4
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 2018, including police officers: 244 (200 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.87
South Carolina average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 244 (197 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.86
South Carolina average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 230 (182 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.77
South Carolina average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 237 (191 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.03
South Carolina average:

2.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 204 (193 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.12
South Carolina average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 239 (191 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.12
South Carolina average:

2.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 223 (181 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.97
South Carolina average:

2.65

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 235 (190 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.22
South Carolina average:

2.81

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 220 (177 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.84
South Carolina average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 225 (183 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.03
South Carolina average:

2.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 225 (178 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.02
South Carolina average:

2.81

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 215 (171 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.97
South Carolina average:

2.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 228 (185 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.30
South Carolina average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 221 (177 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.16
South Carolina average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 228 (179 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.20
South Carolina average:

2.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 230 (185 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.30
South Carolina average:

2.44

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Greenville, SC
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 29609, 29614, 29615.