Charleston Named "Safest City in South Carolina"

You may be tired of the Holy City showing up on list after list after list after list...., but this is one ranking you might be happy to see. Charleston was ranked as the safest city in South Carolina, according to a study by The National Council for Home Safety and Security (NCHSS).

According to the study, the safest parts of South Carolina statistically are:

  1. ​Charleston
  2. Bluffton
  3. Clemson
  4. Mauldin
  5. Tega Cay
The Holy City may have done well in the study, but South Carolina did not. In comparison to the rest of the country, South Carolina:
  • Ranked as the 47th safest state for property crime (where 1st = lowest crime)
  • The violent crime rate is considerably higher than the national average based upon 5.76 violent crimes per 1,000 compared against the national average of 3.47. This makes the state the 39th safest in the US
  • Property crime is also higher than the national average with 44.7 per 1,000 (national level 40.43).

You get all the details on the study here.

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