South Carolina Criminal Records
Your South Carolina state guide to courts, police, jails, crime data, records, and more.
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About South Carolina
With 4,630,351 residents as of 2012, South Carolina is number 24 in the country by population and number 40 by land size, occupying 30,061 square miles.
South Carolina Criminal Records Search
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South Carolina Violent Crime Rate
There were 9,088 violent crimes in South Carolina during 2012. The South Carolina violent crime rate of 196.27 (per 100,000 residents) was lower than the national average of 245.87. Violent crime is defined as a crime in which the offender uses or threatens to use violent force upon the victim.
South Carolina Robbery Rate
In 2012, there were 1,939 robberies in South Carolina. The South Carolina robbery rate of 41.88 (per 100,000 residents) was lower than the national average of 79.66. Robbery is defined as taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
Jails, unlike federally- or state-run prisons, are operated locally, by cities and counties. These are short term facilities, and hold misdemeanants sentenced to terms of one year or less, or inmates awaiting trial on the local level. Our data shows that the 10 jails below are the largest, by average inmate population, in South Carolina.
Average Inmate Population
|470||ANDERSON COUNTY JAIL||Anderson|
|243||BEAUFORT COUNTY DETENTION CENTER||Beaufort|
|295||BERKELEY COUNTY DETENTION CENTER||Moncks Corner|
|188||DARLINGTON COUNTY CORRECTIONAL CENTER||Darlington|
|204||GEORGETOWN COUNTY JAIL||Georgetown|
|541||HORRY COUNTY DETENTION CENTER||Conway|
|817||LEXINGTON COUNTY JAIL||Lexington|
|360||ORANGEBURG-CALHOUN REGIONAL DETENTION CTR||Orangeburg|
|730||SPARTANBURG COUNTY DETENTION FACILITY||Spartanburg|
|310||YORK CO MOSS JUSTICE CENTER||York|