Landrum S.C. ranked in the top 5 safest cities in South Carolina according to SafeWise Report

Published 10:00 pm Sunday, May 11, 2014


The SafeWise Report released its “40 Safest Cities in South Carolina” report this week. To compile this report, SafeWise used the most recent FBI crime data from 2012 to analyze and rank these cities, which all have a minimum population of 2,000 people.
We look at crimes from part one of the FBI Unified Crime Report (UCR) reported crime data, which focuses on violent crimes (aggravated assault, forcible rape, murder, and robbery) as well as property crimes (arson, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft).
From there, we calculate the chances of these crimes happening out of a thousand in order to level the playing field for cities of varying populations. From all the cities in South Carolina, we narrowed the list down to 40 and assigned rankings according to data provided by the FBI’s UCR report.
“I discovered an overwhelming majority of South Carolina’s safe cities successfully blend the best of southern living with progressive programs and community policing,” SafeWise security analyst Alexia Chianis said. “It’s easy to see that the residents of South Carolina are proud of their state’s rich history, but they’re also preparing for a bright future.”
See the full list, here:
About SafeWise:
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Visit the South Carolina Home Security and Crime Prevention Center for more helpful safety resources.

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by Elli Bishop

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