Sumter amassed 6,868 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, Sumter’s arrest rate was 2,212.37 per 100,000 residents. The county of Sumter is 199.37% higher than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 403 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Sumter also experienced 1,973 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Calhoun and Chester, Sumter is a more dangerous place to reside.
In Sumter, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 1,164 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Sumter, is burglary, and the third most common is aggravated assault.
In Sumter, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Sumter has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Sumter experienced 403 violent crimes and 1,973 non-violent crimes. When comparing Sumter to the national average of 739.02, Sumter is higher by 199.37% than the national average.
Most crimes committed in Sumter are perpetrated by people between the ages of 21-30. Conversely, those committing the fewest crimes are between the ages of 81-90.