Bamberg County had 504 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 1,143.13 per 100.000 population which is by 54.68% higher than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 10 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Horry and county Saluda it’s a more dangerous place to live in.
Currently, the most popular arrest in Bamberg is larceny/theft - 82 arrests followed by burglary - 49 and motor vehicle theft - 24 arrests.
Violent crime in Bamberg County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has decreased but not the non-violent crime rate. Compared to the national average of - 100.65 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 31.16% lower.