When searching for a town to settle down into and call home, a place where you can picture yourself building your future, you may weigh many factors, such as cost of living, available entertainment and restaurants and even proximity to nightlife and attractions. One factor that many people consider the most is how safe the area will be, whether they could expect to see an increase of criminal activity.
According to a list compiled by LendEDU ranking the safest cities in each state, mostly with a population of at least 5,000, the safest city in all of South Carolina is Piedmont, a small town outside of Greenville.
These are South Carolina's 10 safest cities:
- Tega Cay
- Laurel Bay
- Goose Creek
Here's how the site determined the rankings:
"All data used in this study was under license from Onboard Informatics. Onboard Informatics dataset was used for the most recent population figures, location purposes, and for the total crime risk score. [...] Each state and the corresponding cities were ranked based on their total crime risk score and, more specifically, the difference between their score and the national average total crime risk score of 100. ... These scores determined our list of the safest cities in America."
Learn more about the safest cities around the country by checking out the full list at lendedu.com.
Want to read more about some stand-out cities around South Carolina? Check out our coverage of the coolest city to visit in the state, the Palmetto State's most expensive neighborhood, or the best small town to visit in South Carolina.