WILL YOU GET ROBBED THIS YEAR?
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Social connections between
neighbors, play a critical role
in mitigating violence and
crime. Just as the physical
and economic characteristics
of a neighborhood shape rates
of violence, so do rates of
social cohesion among
residents. A robust amount of
evidence demonstrates the
relationship between social
cohesion and violent crime,
with neighborhood attachment
(residents' feeling of belonging
to a neighborhood) and social
cohesion associated with
lower violent crime rates.
Where Is Greenville SC?
between Atlanta, GA and
Charlotte, NC along Interstate
85. Its metropolitan area also
includes Interstates 185 and
385. Greenville was the fourth
fastest-growing city in the
United States between 2015
and 2016, according to the
U.S. Census Bureau.
Greenville is the center of the Upstate region of South Carolina. Numerous large companies are
located within the city, such as Michelin, Prisma Health, Bon Secours, and Duke Energy. Greenville
County Schools is another large employer and is the largest school district in South Carolina.
Having seen rapid development over the past two decades, Greenville has also received many
accolades and awards. Some of these include "The South's Most 'Tasteful' Small Towns" from
Forbes in 2020, "15 of the Most Underrated Travel Destinations of the Year, So Far" from Insider in
2019, "Best Places to Live" from Money in 2019, and "Best Place to Live in the USA #22" from U.S.
News & World Report in 2019. The city continues to expand rapidly into the 2020s as is evident
from rapid population, economic, and developmental growth.
With this drastic growth, comes crime. While the city does a decent job at "downplaying" crimes,
the truth is in the living. The city gets away with reporting "non-violent" crimes, as they plead down
the crimes for higher conviction rates.
When researching the crime rate in Greenville, you will find
the information is split between violent crime and property crime. Violent crime includes instances
of murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Property crime covers burglary, larceny-theft, and
motor vehicle theft.
A closer look at Greenville crime rates shows there were 3,178 total crimes in
Greenville. There is a 4,566-crime rate per 100,000 people in Greenville. When considering these
factors, residents living in Greenville have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of a crime. You
can compare these averages to the overall crime rate in South Carolina with its total of 177,712
crimes. The SC crime rate is 3,452 per 100,000 residents in the state, giving people a 1 in 29
chance of becoming a victim of a crime. This makes Greenville's crime rate slightly higher than the
South Carolina state average.
WHY GREENVILLE SOUTH CAROLINA