New Study Shows Safest Cities in the State

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Charleston, S.C. (WCBD) – The results are in! A new study shows Charleston is the safest city in South Carolina.

As a whole, the state of South Carolina has a violent crime rate that exceeds the national average. It’s also ranked as the 47th safest state for property crime with one of the highest occurrences per capita. 

If we take a closer look at Charleston, there were 388 violent crimes in the city—this is roughly 3 crimes per 1000 people. There were also more than 3100 property crimes which comes out to about 23 crimes for every 1000 residents.

The study was conducted by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. For more information, click here.

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