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Bluffton named safest city in South Carolina; Summerville, Charleston place in top 5
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCIV) — According to one website, Bluffton was the safest city in South Carolina in 2020, and two more Lowcountry cities finished in the top 5, including Charleston.

In the "Safest Cities in South Carolina for 2020" by Safety.com, Bluffton took the top spot, followed by Summerville in second and Charleston in fifth place.

The report used comprehensive data based on violent, property and hate crimes, in addition to factors like household income, average rent and health insurance. They also took into account of natural disaster safety and public health safety.

They based the scores by combining the public safety score and the financial safety score out of a possible 200 points.

Below is the top 10 safest cities.

  1. Bluffton
  2. Summerville
  3. Greer
  4. Duncan
  5. Charleston
  6. Elloree
  7. Easley
  8. Greenville
  9. Forest Acres
  10. Chapin

You can view their methodology HERE


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