Chester County, SC Arrest Records

Chester County, SC is among the safest counties in the USA with 4.69 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 per 1,000 average. It has higher total crime rate than Spartanburg, Aiken, Lexington, Berkeley, Beaufort counties in South Carolina.
Chester County, SC property crime rate is 17.25 per 1,000 residents, lower rate than national average of 28.42 per 1,000. There were 357 larceny theft related arrests in 2016 that decreased by 0.00% compared to 2015.

Chester County, SC Crime Rate

Total arrests in Chester County in 2016 increased by 4.13% compared to 2015 and is lower than national average of 33.12 per 1,000 people. Violent crimes increased from 147 to 151 while non-violent crime increased by 4.52% from 531 to 555.

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

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 357
Burglary 149
Aggravated assault 126
Motor vehicle theft 49
Robbery 13

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Chester County increased by 2.72% from 2015 and increased by 17.05% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 129 to 151. In 2016 violent crime rate in Chester County was 0.01% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.469%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rates in Chester County increased by 4.52% from 2015 and decreased by 34.55% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 848 to 555. In 2016 property crime rate in Chester County was 39.33% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of property crime is 1.725%.

How Chester stands up against other counties

Chester vs. Williamsburg

You’ll be in more safety in Chester compared to Williamsburg county that had 17.68% higher crime rate compared to Chester county according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 3.9154 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and higher than average 3.1920 in Williamsburg county.
Arson rates of 0.1864 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 0.1465 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.2816 in Williamsburg county.

Names with the most arrests in Chester

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the records in Chester, South Carolina, the most crimes, that's 36.55% of all records in county are committed by the people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Chester County is 0.34% lower than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 6.01 daily crimes that occur in Chester County.
  • Chester, SC is safer than Williamsburg.
  • In Chester County you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Chester, SC have increased by 4.13%.

Names in Chester County