safest cities in south carolina

Port Royal gets high marks, Bluffton tops list of safest cities in South Carolina

safest cities south carolinaIn a new study released by the national Council for Home Safety and Security ranking the safest cities in South Carolina, Port Royal came in at an impressive #7 on the list while Bluffton was declared the safest and Beaufort ranked a little further down at the 30th spot.

To identify the safest cities in South Carolina, the Council reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with it’s own compiled population data and internal research. Then they eliminated any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and also removed all cities with populations under 10,000.

The remaining cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people. These variables were then weighted, with violent crimes accounting for 1.5 of the total (due to their severity) than property crimes. 

Bluffton came in at 1.43 VC per 1,000 residents and 15.26 PC per 1,000 residents.
Locally, Port Royal followed at #7 with 2.58 VC per 1,000 residents and 22.63 PC per 1,000. Beaufort followed at #30 with 6.31 VC per 1,000 residents and 63.59 PC per 1,000.
Here’ the full list. For statistics on each city, visit this link at, the official site of the National Council for Home Safety and Security. 
1.  Blufftonsafest cities south carolina
2.  Mount Pleasant
3.  Tega Cay
4.  Hanahan
5.  Mauldin
6.  Fort Mill
7.  Port Royal
8.  Goose Creek
9.  Charleston
10. Greer
11. Clemson
12. Lexington
13. Summerville
14. Simpsonville
15. Irmo
16. Rock Hill
17. North Augusta
18. Sumter
19. Newberry
20. Greenville
21. Conway
22. Moncks Corner
23. Gaffney
24. Forest Acres
25. Cayce
26. Easley
27. Columbia
28. Aiken
29. North Charleston
30. Beaufort
31. Orangeburg
32. Florence
33. North Myrtle Beach
34. Myrtle Beach
The National Council for Home Safety and Security is a national trade association comprised of licensed alarm installers, contractors, and other relevant trade groups across the United States. The organization’s stated goal is to further industry education and public knowledge about home safety and security.