SLED's annual report shows murder rate up in South Carolina last year

Sumter law enforcement expects increase in 2020; overall crime in city down

BY SHELBIE GOULDING
shelbie@theitem.com
Posted 10/17/20

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division released its 2019 crime report, showing an increase in murder and aggravated assault rates across the state compared to 2018.

The state's violent crime rate increased by 0.8% to a violent crime rate of …

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