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

Crime rate in West Columbia, SC

The 2019 crime rate in West Columbia, SC is 549 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.0 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 96.9% U.S. cities. The 2019 West Columbia crime rate fell by 22% compared to 2018. In the last 5 years West Columbia has seen decreasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous West Columbia, SC is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
West Columbia:

548.6
Cayce:

515.9
Springdale:

302.6
Columbia:

507.3
Pine Ridge:

117.5
South Congaree:

160.7
Forest Acres:

450.3
Lexington:

215.4
Irmo:

231.1
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in West Columbia by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(14.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(21.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.4)
1
(6.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(17.3)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(36.7)
11
(80.1)
8
(57.2)
5
(35.8)
8
(56.6)
10
(66.0)
5
(32.0)
12
(76.4)
30
(182.6)
30
(172.7)
23
(127.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
38
(279.0)
53
(386.0)
46
(329.0)
50
(357.6)
42
(296.9)
41
(270.4)
37
(237.0)
23
(146.4)
40
(243.5)
35
(201.5)
28
(155.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
181
(1,329)
103
(750.2)
120
(858.2)
134
(958.4)
100
(707.0)
117
(771.6)
103
(659.8)
75
(477.3)
107
(651.4)
113
(650.6)
76
(422.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
165
(1,211)
139
(1,012)
139
(994.1)
152
(1,087)
122
(862.5)
154
(1,016)
143
(916.1)
106
(674.5)
143
(870.6)
107
(616.1)
148
(822.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
689
(5,058)
698
(5,084)
828
(5,921)
848
(6,065)
750
(5,302)
750
(4,946)
621
(3,978)
625
(3,977)
817
(4,974)
1,063
(6,120)
944
(5,249)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
68
(499.2)
48
(349.6)
65
(464.9)
48
(343.3)
61
(431.2)
71
(468.2)
67
(429.2)
40
(254.5)
152
(925.4)
122
(702.4)
107
(594.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
7
(51.4)
3
(21.9)
1
(7.2)
2
(14.3)
1
(7.1)
3
(19.8)
2
(12.8)
1
(6.4)
2
(12.2)
5
(28.8)
2
(11.1)
City-Data.com crime index735.2632.2688.3673.7625.1594.6499.1439.8683.4707.5548.6

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 19 registered sex offenders living in West Columbia, South Carolina as of January 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in West Columbia is 865 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2019
West Columbia:

417.0
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
West Columbia:

633.3
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
West Columbia:

630.1
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2013
West Columbia:

400.9
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
West Columbia:

493.3
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
West Columbia:

587.0
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
West Columbia:

600.9
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
West Columbia:

693.7
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
West Columbia:

679.4
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
West Columbia:

648.3
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
West Columbia:

869.9
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
West Columbia:

1,151.0
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
West Columbia:

849.7
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
West Columbia:

962.4
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
West Columbia:

896.8
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
West Columbia:

516.2
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
West Columbia:

534.6
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
West Columbia:

561.6
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2013
West Columbia:

371.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
West Columbia:

446.5
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
West Columbia:

520.7
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
West Columbia:

502.3
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
West Columbia:

572.2
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
West Columbia:

564.6
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
West Columbia:

509.1
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
West Columbia:

570.0
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
West Columbia:

586.9
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
West Columbia:

445.3
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
West Columbia:

532.5
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
West Columbia:

542.2
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: 57 (51 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.84
South Carolina average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 60 (49 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.82
South Carolina average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 62 (51 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.10
South Carolina average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 62 (50 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.09
South Carolina average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 61 (50 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.12
South Carolina average:

2.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 61 (50 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.14
South Carolina average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 63 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.31
South Carolina average:

2.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 66 (55 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.52
South Carolina average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 68 (53 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.50
South Carolina average:

2.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 64 (54 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.82
South Carolina average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 68 (54 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.86
South Carolina average:

2.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 63 (51 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.65
South Carolina average:

2.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 61 (50 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.64
South Carolina average:

2.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 61 (49 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.75
South Carolina average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 56 (45 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.44
South Carolina average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 54 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.29
South Carolina average:

2.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 52 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.14
South Carolina average:

2.44

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in West Columbia, SC
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 29169.