South Carolina, nicknamed as the Palmetto State, has a population of about 4,961,119 (as of 2016). The state is named for King Charles I of England (from the Latin word Carolus for Charles). Columbia is the capital of South Carolina. Charleston is the largest city, while Greenville is the largest metro area in the state.
South Carolina is full of dangers, having the 7th highest crime rate in the country, which is 504.5 per 100,000 people. Currently, capital punishment is legal in this state. The safest cities are Tega Cay, Fort Mill and Mt. Pleasant.
The capital city Columbia is the most dangerous in South Carolina. The violent crime rate here is higher than that of the state. There are 650.6 incidents, mainly homicides, recorded per 100,000 residents annually. A special project known as Ceasefire Columbia was implemented by the Police Department aimed at reducing gun violence in the city. The poverty rate is at 15.1% and the unemployment rate is 4.1%.
Mugshots and inmate records in South Carolina are handled by the Department of Corrections. The DOC offers an online database, where name or inmate number can be used as search filters.
Criminal records are also handled by the County Detention centers or the County Sheriff’s office. However, they are not available online and should be requested by phone or mail.