- According to the 2013 FBI crime stats, on average, there is a burglary every 16 seconds in the US.
- Approximately 1 in 36 Americans will be the victim of a property crime such as property theft, burglary, or vehicle theft this year.
- Not including auto theft or burglary, a property crime occurs in the US every 3.6 seconds.
- Based on 2013 numbers, this year, about 1 out of every 200 will be the victim of a violent crime including murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and assault.
- According to the National Center for Victims of Crime, a woman has a 1 in 5 chance of being raped in her lifetime. But another study found that only 27% of rapes get reported. So the actual percentage is likely much higher. In a study done by the Center for Disease Control, nearly 44% of women surveyed reported experiencing sexual violence during their lifetime. That’s almost half. A woman is raped in the US every 6 ½ minutes.
- A robbery occurs every minute and a half in the US.
- An aggravated assault occurs every 44 seconds in the US.
- In 2013, a violent crime including murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and assault occurred every 27 seconds.
Over the weekend, a single apartment complex in Charleston was hit by criminal(s) and 10 separate vehicles were broken into. The thieves made off with money, iPods, laptops, cell phones and personal items. All had been left unlocked. No vehicle that had previously been locked was broken into. Of the auto break-ins in Mt. Pleasant, 88% of the victims reported their vehicles as being unlocked at the time of the crime.