S. C. CRIME INDEX DATA

 

SOUTH CAROLINA
CRIME CLOCK
2000
one
MURDER
every 30 hours, 6 minutes
 
one
FORCIBLE RAPE
every 5 hours, 19 minutes
 
one
ROBBERY
every 1 hour, 26 minutes
 
one
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
every 21 minutes
one
VIOLENT CRIME
every 15 minutes, 59 seconds
one
INDEX CRIME
every 2 minutes, 29 seconds
one
BREAKING OR ENTERING
every 13 minutes
 
one
LARCENY
every 4 minutes
 
one
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT
every 34 minutes
one
NONVIOLENT CRIME
every 2 minutes 56 seconds

 
The crime clock should be viewed with care. Being the most aggregate representation of UCR data, it is designed to convey the annual reported crime experience by showing the relative frequency of occurrence of the index crimes. This mode of display should not be taken to imply a regularity in the commission of the index crimes; rather, it represents the annual ratio of crime to fixed time intervals. 

 

 

 

1998-2000 CRIME INDEX TRENDS

Offense 1998 % Change 1999 % Change 2000 % Change

Murder

305

-5.0

285

-6.6

291

+2.1

Rape

1,793

-5.9

1,720

-4.1

1,650

-4.1

Robbery

5,921

-9.1

6,049

+2.2

6,096

+0.8

Aggravated Assault

26,951

-5.9

25,865

-4.0

24,860

-3.9

Subtotal Violent

34,970

-6.5

33,919

-3.0

32,897

-3.0

Breaking or Entering

44,319

-3.5

40,475

-8.7

39,244

-3.0

Larceny

127,486

-3.7

123,723

-3.0

124,073

+0.3

Motor Veh. Theft

16,013

+2.2

14,617

-8.7

15,394

+5.3

Subtotal Nonviolent

187,818

-3.2

178,815

-4.8

178,711

-0.1

State Total

222,788

-3.7

212,734

-4.5

211,608

-0.5

 

CRIME INDEX RATES PER 10,000 POPULATION BY YEAR

Offense

1998

Rate

1999

Rate

2000

Rate

Murder

305

0.79

285

0.73

291

0.73

Rape

1,793

4.67

1,720

4.43

1,650

4.11

Robbery

5,921

15.42

6,049

15.57

6,096

15.19

Aggravated Assault

26,951

70.18

25,865

66.56

24,860

61.96

Subtotal Violent

34,970

91.07

33,919

87.29

32,897

82.00

Breaking or Entering

44,319

115.41

40,475

104.16

39,244

97.82

Larceny

127,486

331.99

123,723

318.38

124,073

309.25

Motor Veh. Theft

16,013

41.70

14,617

37.61

15,394

38.37

Subtotal Nonviolent

187,818

489.11

178,815

460.15

178,711

445.44

State Total

222,788

580.18

212,734

547.44

211,608

527.44


State Population:        1998     3,840,000         1999     3,886,000         2000     4,012,000
Population Rates:       1998       384.0             1999       388.6             2000       401.2


 

2000 CRIME INDEX BY MONTH

Offense

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Total
Jan-Jun

Murder

14

18

25

11

32

28

128

Rape

130

111

151

142

151

158

843

Robbery

505

443

461

501

590

495

2,995

Aggravated Assault

1,861

1,874

2,200

2,238

2,498

2,195

12,866

Subtotal Violent

2,510

2,446

2,837

2,892

3,271

2,876

16,832

Breaking or Entering

2,923

2,739

3,011

3,221

3,276

3,379

18,549

Larceny

9,024

8,687

10,257

10,054

11,109

11,156

60,287

Motor Veh. Theft

1,027

1,081

1,167

1,229

1,467

1,383

7,354

Subtotal Nonviolent

12,974

12,507

14,435

14,504

15,852

15,918

86,190

State Total

15,484

14,953

17,272

17,396

19,123

18,794

103,022

Offense

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total
Jul-Dec

Murder

17

29

27

31

24

35

163

Rape

168

164

145

132

95

103

807

Robbery

525

477

484

494

553

568

3,101

Aggravated Assault

2,303

2,091

2,099

2,030

1,779

1,692

11,994

Subtotal Violent

3,013

2,761

2,755

2,687

2,451

2,398

16,065

Breaking or Entering

3,585

3,478

3,432

3,500

3,373

3,327

20,695

Larceny

11,267

11,247

10,882

10,939

9,806

9,645

63,786

Motor Veh. Theft

1,487

1,432

1,387

1,323

1,216

1,195

8,040

Subtotal Nonviolent

16,339

16,157

15,701

15,762

14,395

14,167

92,521

State Total

19,352

18,918

18,456

18,449

16,846

16,565

108,586



 

SOUTH CAROLINA CRIME COUNTS

 

 

TEN YEAR CRIME INDEX TRENDS

VIOLENT

Year

Murder

Rape

Robbery

Aggravated Assault

Total Violent Crimes

1991

408

2,115

6,097

26,116

34,736

1992

402

2,251

6,399

26,807

35,859

1993

400

1,997

7,017

28,905

38,319

1994

366

2,084

6,954

29,663

39,067

1995

292

1,820

6,573

28,287

36,972

1996

348

1,897

6,327

28,527

37,099

1997

321

1,905

6,514

28,647

37,387

1998

305

1,793

5,921

26,951

34,970

1999

285

1,720

6,049

25,865

33,919

2000

291

1,650

6,096

24,860

32,897

 

NONVIOLENT

Year

Breaking or Entering

Larceny

Motor Vehicle Theft

Total Non-Violent Crimes

Total Index Crimes

1991

51,887

120,139

13,781

185,807

220,543

1992

49,895

117,280

13,532

180,707

216,566

1993

47,143

118,486

13,444

179,073

217,392

1994

46,846

124,576

14,208

185,630

224,697

1995

46,452

127,131

14,256

187,839

224,811

1996

46,983

130,642

15,754

193,379

230,478

1997

45,934

132,378

15,673

193,985

231,372

1998

44,319

127,486

16,013

187,818

222,788

1999

40,475

123,723

14,617

178,815

212,734

2000

39,244

124,073

15,394

178,711

211,608


TEN YEAR CRIME INDEX TRENDS

 

 

 



 

 

CRIME IN SOUTH CAROLINA

1981-2000

RATES PER 10,000 POPULATION

 

Year

State

Population

Index

Murder

Rape

Robbery

Agg.

Assault

B & E

Larceny

Theft

MVT

Total

1981

3,171,000

Volume

331

1,144

3,788

14,892

50,232

88,319

8,670

167,376

Rate

1.0

3.6

11.9

47.0

158.4

278.5

27.3

527.8

1982

3,199,000

Volume

348

1,244

3,922

17,547

46,675

91,929

8,890

170,555

Rate

1.1

3.9

12.3

54.9

145.9

287.4

27.8

536.3

1983

3,225,000

Volume

321

1,143

3,414

15,203

42,166

85,251

7,808

155,306

Rate

1.0

3.5

10.6

47.1

130.7

264.3

24.2

481.6

1984

3,262,000

Volume

305

1,328

3,398

15,538

40,528

84,412

7,853

153,362

Rate

0.9

4.1

10.4

47.6

124.2

258.8

24.1

470.1

1985

3,293,000

Volume

306

1,383

3,143

16,274

41,925

90,103

8,665

161,799

Rate

0.9

4.2

9.5

49.4

127.3

273.6

26.3

491.3

1986

3,332,000

Volume

291

1,395

3,357

17,731

45,218

96,004

9,331

173,327

Rate

0.9

4.2

10.1

53.2

135.7

288.1

28.0

520.2

1987

3,369,000

Volume

319

1,506

3,465

18,041

46,651

98,325

9,651

177,958

Rate

0.9

4.5

10.3

53.6

138.5

291.9

28.6

528.2

1988

3,400,000

Volume

325

1,492

4,333

19,636

49,278

102,622

10,601

188,287

Rate

1.0

4.4

12.7

57.8

144.9

301.8

31.2

553.8

1989

3,444,000

Volume

325

1,649

4,608

22,176

48,922

107,802

12,036

197,518

Rate

0.9

4.8

13.4

64.4

142.0

313.0

34.9

573.5

1990

3,499,000

Volume

388

1,866

5,303

26,750

48,017

114,925

13,420

210,669

Rate

1.1

5.3

15.2

76.5

137.2

328.5

38.4

602.1

 

 

CRIME IN SOUTH CAROLINA

1981-2000

RATES PER 10,000 POPULATION

 

Year

State

Population

Index

Murder

Rape

Robbery

Agg.

Assault

B & E

Larceny

Theft

MVT

Total

1991

3,557,000

Volume

408

2,115

6,097

26,116

51,887

120,139

13,781

220,543

Rate

1.1

5.9

17.1

73.4

145.9

337.8

38.7

620.0

1992

3,595,000

Volume

402

2,251

6,399

26,807

49,895

117,280

13,532

216,566

Rate

1.1

6.3

17.8

74.6

138.8

326.2

37.6

602.4

1993

3,630,000

Volume

400

1,997

7,017

28,905

47,143

118,486

13,444

217,392

Rate

1.1

5.5

19.3

79.6

129.9

326.4

37.0

598.9

1994

3,664,000

Volume

366

2,084

6,954

29,663

46,846

124,576

14,208

224,697

Rate

1.0

5.7

19.0

81.0

127.9

340.0

38.8

613.3

1995

3,673,000

Volume

292

1,820

6,573

28,287

46,452

127,131

14,256

224,811

Rate

0.8

5.0

17.9

77.0

126.5

346.1

38.8

612.1

1996

3,717,000

Volume

348

1,897

6,327

28,527

46,983

130,642

15,754

230,478

Rate

0.9

5.1

17.0

76.8

126.4

351.5

42.4

620.1

1997

3,760,000

Volume

321

1,905

6,514

28,647

45,934

132,378

15,673

231,372

Rate

0.9

5.1

17.3

76.2

122.2

352.1

41.7

615.4

1998

3,840,000

Volume

305

1,793

5,921

26,951

44,319

127,486

16,013

222,788

Rate

0.8

4.7

15.4

70.2

115.4

332.0

41.7

580.2

1999

3,886,000

Volume

285

1,720

6,049

25,865

40,475

123,723

14,617

212,734

Rate

0.7

4.4

15.6

66.6

104.2

318.4

37.6

547.4

2000

4,012,000

Volume

291

1,650

6,096

24,860

39,244

124,073

15,394

211,608

Rate

0.7

4.1

15.2

62.0

97.8

309.3

38.4

527.4




CLEARANCES

 

For crime reporting purposes, an index crime is cleared when a law enforcement agency has identified and located the offender and there is enough evidence to charge him. The arrest of one person can clear several crimes, or several persons may be arrested in clearing one crime. Clearances are recorded in exceptional circumstances when some element beyond law enforcement control precludes the arrest of the offender.

1998-2000 INDEX CLEARANCE TRENDS

  Offense

Year

Number of
Offenses

Total
Cleared

% Cleared

Murder

1998

305

256

83.9

1999

285

234

82.1

2000

291

223

76.6

Rape

1998

1,793

895

49.9

1999

1,720

921

53.5

2000

1,650

829

50.2

Robbery

1998

5,921

1,961

33.1

1999

6,049

1,989

32.9

2000

6,096

1,908

31.3

Aggravated

Assault

1998

26,951

13,139

48.8

1999

25,865

15,265

59.0

2000

24,860

14,148

56.9

Subtotal

Violent

1998

34,970

16,251

46.5

1999

33,919

18,409

54.3

2000

32,897

17,108

52.0

Breaking or

Entering

1998

44,319

5,824

13.1

1999

40,475

5,405

13.4

2000

39,244

5,247

13.4

Larceny

1998

127,486

22,570

17.7

1999

123,723

21,800

17.6

2000

124,073

20,441

16.5

Motor Vehicle

Theft

1998

16,013

2,290

14.3

1999

14,617

2,202

15.1

2000

15,394

2,124

13.8

Subtotal

Nonviolent

1998

187,818

30,684

16.3

1999

178,815

29,407

16.4

2000

178,711

27,812

15.6

State Total

1998

222,788

46,935

21.1

1999

212,734

47,816

22.5

2000

211,608

44,920

21.2


 
 

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