Police Shootings and Violent Crime Statistics in South Carolina

South Carolina has a population of 4,955,925. In the year 2020, 14 people were killed by police in South Carolina, that number decreased 30.0% over the previous year. The state ranks in the #9 position in violent crimes per 100k population, and #28 in total police killings per 100k people. The largest minority in the state are Blacks which represent 26.8 percent of the population followed by Hispanics at 5.56%. You are 4.09 times more likely to get killed by a police officer if you are black in the state of South Carolina.

South Carolina

Police Killings

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 18
  • 12
  • 6
  • 0
General Statistics (2020 est)
State Population 4,955,925
Black Population 1,328,352
Black Population % 26.8%
White Population 3,156,973
White Population % 63.7%
Hispanic Population 275,685
Hispanic Population % 5.56%
Police Killings (2013-2020)
Total killed by police 119
Blacks killed by police 38
Whites killed by police 68
Hispanics killed by police 2
Crime Statistics (2020 est)
Violent Crime Rate 488.3 per 100k
Incarceration Rate 494.0 per 100k
Poverty Rate 15.3%
Most dangerous city Greenwood