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Crime Report for Surfside Beach,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Surfside Beach, is 1.8 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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Surfside Beach Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Surfside Beach, has a violent crime rate of 376 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 959 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Surfside Beach 376
SC 959
National 676

Surfside Beach, is in the 26% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 70% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 26% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Surfside Beach, or said another way, 74% of cities in have crime rates higher than Surfside Beach.


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Crime Surfside Beach SC Nation
Violent Crime Total 376.4 958.6 676
Murder / NNH 0.0 7.8 6.5
Forcible Rape 41.8 45.8 31.1
Robbery Rate 125.5 239.9 197.4
Aggravated Assault 209.1 665.0 315
Property Crime Total 6817.2 5609.7 3726.9
Burglary 1652.0 1086.1 812.3
Larceny Theft 4098.7 4107.2 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 1066.5 416.4 382.3
Arson 0.0 22.1 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Surfside Beach, has a property crime rate of 6817.2 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 5609.7 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Surfside Beach 6817.2
SC 5609.7
National 3727



Surfside Beach Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 74
National Percentile Rank - 95