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

Crime rate in Myrtle Beach, SC

The 2019 crime rate in Myrtle Beach, SC is 873 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 3.2 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 99.3% U.S. cities. The 2019 Myrtle Beach crime rate fell by 8% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 3 - a decrease of 1 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Myrtle Beach has seen decline of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Myrtle Beach, SC is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Myrtle Beach:

872.9
Surfside Beach:

278.0
North Myrtle Beach:

458.7
Conway:

282.3
Pawleys Island:

434.0
Loris:

496.7
Sunset Beach:

152.1
Aynor:

195.2
Ocean Isle Beach:

633.5
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Myrtle Beach by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
8
(29.6)
2
(6.8)
2
(6.5)
4
(12.7)
1
(3.0)
4
(14.6)
7
(24.9)
2
(7.0)
8
(26.9)
8
(26.0)
5
(15.7)
5
(15.1)
4
(11.9)
3
(8.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
67
(248.1)
49
(166.9)
37
(119.9)
29
(92.2)
39
(118.5)
36
(131.3)
43
(153.1)
49
(171.0)
43
(144.8)
54
(175.7)
46
(144.4)
60
(180.9)
64
(190.0)
52
(149.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
203
(751.7)
222
(756.1)
217
(703.4)
154
(489.4)
189
(574.3)
160
(583.4)
195
(694.3)
186
(648.9)
153
(515.4)
139
(452.3)
139
(436.2)
146
(440.2)
129
(382.9)
98
(281.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
277
(1,026)
233
(793.6)
276
(894.7)
188
(597.5)
254
(771.9)
243
(886.1)
227
(808.3)
238
(830.3)
220
(741.1)
283
(920.9)
348
(1,092)
312
(940.7)
276
(819.3)
262
(751.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
778
(2,881)
1,011
(3,443)
782
(2,535)
664
(2,110)
793
(2,410)
590
(2,151)
670
(2,386)
608
(2,121)
511
(1,721)
442
(1,438)
469
(1,472)
378
(1,140)
410
(1,217)
304
(872.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3,590
(13,293)
3,998
(13,617)
3,587
(11,627)
3,056
(9,712)
3,061
(9,302)
3,243
(11,825)
3,300
(11,750)
3,497
(12,200)
3,681
(12,400)
3,574
(11,630)
3,555
(11,157)
3,608
(10,878)
2,883
(8,558)
3,384
(9,707)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
519
(1,922)
479
(1,631)
465
(1,507)
264
(839.0)
301
(914.7)
354
(1,291)
343
(1,221)
470
(1,640)
544
(1,833)
405
(1,318)
371
(1,164)
345
(1,040)
260
(771.8)
228
(654.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
15
(55.5)
10
(34.1)
7
(22.7)
3
(9.5)
5
(15.2)
2
(7.3)
13
(46.3)
18
(62.8)
6
(20.2)
8
(26.0)
10
(31.4)
8
(24.1)
8
(23.7)
6
(17.2)
City-Data.com crime index1575.41448.91262.0968.81041.51213.31277.01279.11235.71183.81138.61093.2943.7872.9

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 263 registered sex offenders living in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina as of May 14, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Myrtle Beach is 123 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Myrtle Beach:

682.7
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Myrtle Beach:

814.9
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Myrtle Beach:

901.5
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Myrtle Beach:

939.9
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Myrtle Beach:

914.4
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Myrtle Beach:

827.0
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Myrtle Beach:

924.5
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Myrtle Beach:

954.2
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Myrtle Beach:

895.2
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Myrtle Beach:

797.7
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Myrtle Beach:

661.1
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Myrtle Beach:

931.9
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Myrtle Beach:

955.3
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Myrtle Beach:

1,196.0
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Myrtle Beach:

1,094.9
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Myrtle Beach:

187.7
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Myrtle Beach:

252.3
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Myrtle Beach:

205.3
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Myrtle Beach:

757.9
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Myrtle Beach:

787.1
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Myrtle Beach:

927.9
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Myrtle Beach:

1,026.9
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Myrtle Beach:

1,066.8
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Myrtle Beach:

1,239.1
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Myrtle Beach:

1,280.2
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Myrtle Beach:

1,247.8
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Myrtle Beach:

1,215.1
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Myrtle Beach:

1,084.3
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Myrtle Beach:

1,033.5
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Myrtle Beach:

1,314.4
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Myrtle Beach:

1,614.2
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Myrtle Beach:

1,529.0
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Myrtle Beach:

1,670.7
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Myrtle Beach:

344.5
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Myrtle Beach:

302.3
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Myrtle Beach:

306.4
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 2019, including police officers: 308 (229 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.57
South Carolina average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 326 (247 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.33
South Carolina average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 304 (219 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.60
South Carolina average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 300 (219 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.87
South Carolina average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 296 (221 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.19
South Carolina average:

2.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 272 (193 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.50
South Carolina average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 272 (193 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.73
South Carolina average:

2.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 267 (199 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.09
South Carolina average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 268 (187 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.82
South Carolina average:

2.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 272 (202 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.14
South Carolina average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 272 (202 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.42
South Carolina average:

2.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 243 (184 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.96
South Carolina average:

2.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 229 (179 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.10
South Carolina average:

2.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 242 (184 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

8.08
South Carolina average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 243 (183 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

8.04
South Carolina average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 244 (182 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

8.00
South Carolina average:

2.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 235 (176 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.73
South Carolina average:

2.44

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Myrtle Beach, SC
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 29568, 29577.