According to the website LawStreet.com, South Carolina is one of the top ten "Most Dangerous States". LawStreet's list is based off of the 2012 FBI violent crime statistics for cities with more than 25,000 people. The stats included information on murder, rape aggravated assault and robbery from 2012, which is the most recent year.
On the list, South Carolina sits at number five, with 558.8 Violent Crimes Per 100,000 People. Below is a screen capture of the statistics about South Carolina's violent crime.