Aiken County had 11,293 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2016 the arrest rate was 2,182.04 per 100.000 population which is by 195.22% higher than the National average of 739.12 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2016 arrests 549 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Beaufort and county Berkeley it’s a more dangerous place to live in.
Currently, the most popular arrest in Aiken is larceny/theft - 1,791 arrests followed by burglary - 902 and motor vehicle theft - 412 arrests.
Violent crime in Aiken County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased but not the non-violent crime rate. Compared to the national average of - 99.56 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 229.30% higher.