Edgefield County had 1,193 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2013 the arrest rate was 1,183.09 per 100.000 population which is by 42.79% higher than the National average of 828.55 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2013 arrests 6 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Charleston and county York it’s a more dangerous place to live in.
Currently, the most popular arrest in Edgefield is larceny/theft - 174 arrests followed by burglary - 100 and motor vehicle theft - 31 arrests.
Violent crime in Edgefield County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has decreased along with the non-violent crime rate. Compared to the national average of - 96.20 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 76.27% lower.