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Horry County ranks above national average for crime rates

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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Statistics in Horry County provided by realtor.com show higher rates of assaults, burglary, murder and more compared to nearby South Carolina areas and national crime. The crime rate index represents the average crime rate for a local area in comparison to nearby areas and the national average.   

The national average for overall crime is 100, according to statistics. 

Horry County has 55 percent more property crime than South Carolina, which is 100 percent above the nation’s average. Horry County has 6 percent more personal crime than South Carolina and when compared to that of United States, Horry County is 66 percent above the national average. 

According to City Data.com, results from crime rate in 2013 show that Myrtle Beach has a crime rate of more than 1,000.

City Data also listed a chart comparing how dangerous Myrtle Beach is versus local cities. Myrtle Beach results show a percent rate of 765.

 Below are the dangerous percentages from other areas: 

  • Aynor 88.3
  • Andrews 667.7
  • Atlantic Beach 264.9
  • Briarcliffe 65.7
  • Conway 481.5
  • Darlington 514.7
  • Dillon 112.7
  • Florence 574.8
  • Hartsville 799.8
  • Latta 953.7
  • Lamar 346.6
  • Loris 483.5
  • Lakeview 393
  • Marion 861.3
  • Mullins 840.2
  • North Myrtle Beach 756.1
  • Pawleys Island 822.7
  • Surfside 457
  • Sunset Beach 125.4
  • Timmonsville 651.9

City data also includes statistics for median household incomes:

  • Florence County $41,910
  • Georgetown County $28,889
  • Horry County $42,431
  • Georgetown County $40,131
  • Marion County, $29,149
  • North Myrtle Beach $36,322

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