Laurens County, SC Arrest Records

Laurens County, SC is among the safest counties in the USA with 2.13 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 per 1,000 average. It has lower total crime rate than Richland, Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, Aiken counties in South Carolina.
Laurens County, SC property crime rate is 13.78 per 1,000 residents, lower rate than national average of 28.42 per 1,000. There were 536 larceny theft related arrests in 2016 that decreased by 10.82% compared to 2015.

Laurens County, SC Crime Rate

Total arrests in Laurens County in 2016 decreased by 16.71% compared to 2015 and is lower than national average of 33.12 per 1,000 people. Violent crimes decreased from 234 to 142 while non-violent crime decreased by 11.62% from 1,041 to 920.

5 Crimes In Laurens County, SC in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 536
Burglary 280
Aggravated assault 115
Motor vehicle theft 104
Revised rape 12

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Laurens County decreased by 39.32% from 2015 and decreased by 51.86% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 295 to 142. In 2016 violent crime rate in Laurens County was 54.69% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.213%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rates in Laurens County decreased by 11.62% from 2015 and decreased by 35.98% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 1,437 to 920. In 2016 property crime rate in Laurens County was 51.53% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of property crime is 1.378%.

How Laurens stands up against other counties

Laurens vs. Darlington

You’ll be in more safety in Laurens compared to Darlington county that had 87.42% higher crime rate compared to Laurens county according to the FBI.
Murder rates of 0.0599 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0614 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0595 in Darlington county.
Larceny rates of 8.0267 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 20.5437 per 1,000 people and lower than average 14.1000 in Darlington county.

Laurens vs. Greenwood

You’ll be in more safety in Laurens compared to Greenwood county that had 19.87% higher crime rate compared to Laurens county according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 1.7221 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and lower than average 1.7823 in Greenwood county.
Larceny rates of 8.0267 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 20.5437 per 1,000 people and lower than average 12.0913 in Greenwood county.

Names with the most arrests in Laurens

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the records in Laurens, South Carolina, the most crimes, that's 34.2% of all records in county are committed by the people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Laurens County is 0.52% lower than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 4.36 daily crimes that occur in Laurens County.
  • Laurens, SC is safer than Darlington.
  • In Laurens County you have a 1 in 63 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Laurens, SC have decreased by 16.71%.

5 Latest Arrests and Mugshots from Laurens, SC

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  • Date of Birth: 10-14-1997 00:00:00
  • Arrest Date: 02-18-2020 12:00:00
  • Age: 22
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  • Place of Birth: South Carolina
  • Address: 104 E AVE, GREER, SC 29651
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  • Booking Date: 2020-02-18 00:00:00
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  • Summary: 22-year-old Natalie Gwen Sword, arrested February 18, 2020 in Laurens, South Carolina for HOLD FOR WARRANT(S). Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Further information about Sword’s status may be obtained from the following: Laurens County Law Enforcement.
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  • Date of Birth: 08-03-1982 00:00:00
  • Arrest Date: 02-17-2020 12:00:00
  • Age: 37
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  • Place of Birth: South Carolina
  • Address: 1204 MILTON RD, JOANNA, SC 29351
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  • Booking Date: 2020-02-17 00:00:00
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  • Summary: Richard Keith Lawson was arrested on February 17, 2020. He is 37 years old, . Lawson is charged with BREACH / BREACH OF PEACE, NONAGGRAVATED IN NATURE by police near Laurens, South Carolina. bond was set at unknown as individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty. To learn more about this incident including upcoming court dates, you may contact the following: Laurens County Law Enforcement.
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  • Date of Birth: 08-08-1991 00:00:00
  • Arrest Date: 02-17-2020 12:00:00
  • Age: 28
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  • Place of Birth: South Carolina
  • Address: 18 COPELAND ST, LAURENS, SC 29360
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  • Booking Date: 2020-02-17 00:00:00
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  • Summary: 28-year-old Benjamin Phillip Harlan was arrested in Laurens, South Carolina for ASSAULT / ASSAULT & BATTERY 3RD DEGREE on February 17, 2020. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Laurens County Law Enforcement and others with information about this arrest and related court dates can be contacted for updated information on this arrest.
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  • Date of Birth: 10-08-1991 00:00:00
  • Arrest Date: 02-15-2020 12:00:00
  • Age: 28
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  • Place of Birth: South Carolina
  • Address: 408 N MARION ST, JOANNA, SC 29351
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  • Booking Date: 2020-02-15 00:00:00
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  • Summary: Laurens County Law Enforcement arrested 28-year-old Tiffany Wright on February 15, 2020. The charge against Wright is CHILDREN / CONTEMPT OF COURT PENALTY FOR VIOLATION.  Wright and all others arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty. To get more information about this arrest, contact one of the local police agencies below: Laurens County Law Enforcement.
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  • Date of Birth: 02-17-1993 00:00:00
  • Arrest Date: 02-16-2020 12:00:00
  • Age: 27
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  • Place of Birth: South Carolina
  • Address: 119 PAGE RD, PELZER, SC 29669
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  • Booking Date: 2020-02-16 00:00:00
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  • Summary: On February 16, 2020, Dara Joyce Garrett, 27, was arrested by police near Laurens, South Carolina and charged with ACCESSORY / ACCESSORY AFTER THE FACT TO FELONY A,, ACCESSORY / ACCESSORY BEFORE THE FACT TO A FELONY,, CONSPIRACY / CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY, COMMON LAW CONSP. ACCESSORY / ACCESSORY AFTER THE FACT TO FELONY A,, ACCESSORY / ACCESSORY BEFORE THE FACT TO A FELONY,, CONSPIRACY / CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY, COMMON LAW CONSP, but all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty. It is possible to find out more about Garrett’s status, including court dates, by contacting one of the local agencies listed below: Laurens County Law Enforcement