South Carolina Home Security Systems
Violent and nonviolent crime rates in the state of South Carolina have shown a slight upward trend over the past decade. In 2009, the violent crime rate in the Palmetto State was over 87% higher than the U.S. national average, while the state's property crime rate was higher than the national average by over 45%, according to CityRating.com and UCRDataTool.gov.*
In particular, the burglary rate in South Carolina is about 40% higher than the national average. In 2009, there were 45,443 burglaries reported in South Carolina, and in 2010 there were 46,156 reported, for an increase of about 1.6%.
Burglary is one of the most frequently reported property crimes, both in South Carolina and in the U.S. But that doesn't mean that South Carolinians have to resign themselves to it. In fact, there is a lot that average citizens can do to help protect their homes and families from burglary.