Charleston County had 7,542 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2014 the arrest rate was 594.30 per 100.000 population which is by 23.23% lower than the National average of 774.16 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2014 arrests 556 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Anderson and county Beaufort it’s a safer place to live in.
Currently, the most popular arrest in Charleston is larceny/theft - 1,061 arrests followed by burglary - 487 and aggravated assault - 458 arrests.
Violent crime in Charleston 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 - 93.99 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 55.55% higher.
Most of the county arrests fall into 21-30 age group whereas the least arrests are seen between people who are 81-90 years old.