The county of Kershaw had 4,036 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 1,397.88 per 100,000 residents. This is 89.15% higher than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 104 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Kershaw also processed 792 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Horry and Saluda, Kershaw is a more dangerous place to live.
The most popular crime committed in Kershaw is larceny/theft totaling 571, followed by burglary, and then aggravated assault.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Kershaw County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Kershaw tallied 104 violent crimes and 792 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Kershaw is higher by 89.15% than the national average.