How safe is Columbia, SC?

The violent crime rate in Columbia is higher than the national rate, but the property crime rate has fallen drastically. 

Crime Index

Index Score: 6.6 /10

How we calculate this.


Columbia has a higher crime rate than similarly sized metro areas.

Crime Rate 2017

Crime rate is the number of crimes committed per 100,000 people.
Columbia, SC

558.9

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to Columbia
Honolulu, HI

246.0

Lower than average crime
Tulsa, OK

565.0

Higher than average crime
Fresno, CA

582.0

Higher than average crime
Columbia, SC

863.1

Lower than average crime
Metro areas similar to Columbia
Honolulu, HI

2774.0

Higher than average crime
Tulsa, OK

3431.0

Higher than average crime
Fresno, CA

3087.0

Higher than average crime

Violent Crime Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report.