S.C. fifth in nation for violent crime rates, study says


SOUTH CAROLINA - A new study ranks South Carolina fifth in the nation for violent crime rates.

In its report, 24-7 Wall Street said the state had 559 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

The study also said South Carolina's poverty rate was the ninth worst in the country at 18.3 percent.

For perspective, the national poverty rate is 15.9 percent.