Dorchester County had 6,945 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2015 the arrest rate was 1,512.43 per 100.000 population which is by 105.00% higher than the National average of 737.78 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2015 arrests 368 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 Dorchester is larceny/theft - 1,237 arrests followed by burglary - 530 and aggravated assault - 297 arrests.
Violent crime in Dorchester 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 - 96.27 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 150.61% higher.