Data and Statistics

Annual Crime Overview

Annual Crime Overview

These summaries are submitted to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division each year by the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office and reflect the number of violent crimes and property offenses reported in unincorporated Beaufort County.

Calls for Service

Calls for Service

This data set captures the types of monthly incidents that our deputy sheriffs are dispatched and respond to or initiate action on based on their observations, such as driving under the influence. The data also includes proactive patrols, which include patrols of business and residential areas, as well as conducting extra patrols that have been requested the request of residents and businesses.

Traffic Warnings

Traffic Warnings

These reports reflect traffic stops made in Beaufort County by Sheriff’s Office deputies that resulted in written warnings. Written warnings do not result in prosecution or fines.

Traffic Citations

Traffic Citations

These reports reflect traffic stops made in Beaufort County by Sheriff’s Office deputies that resulted in a Uniform Traffic Ticket being issued. These tickets are known as “citations.” Citations may result in court appearances, fines and in sanctions from the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles.

Office of Professional Responsibility

The Office of Professional Responsibility — commonly known as “Internal Affairs — is responsible for all administrative investigations surrounding allegations of misconduct within Sheriff’s Office.

Administrative investigations can be initiated by supervisors within the Sheriff’s Office or prompted by a citizen complaint.

The Sheriff’s Office publishes annual summaries of investigations conducted by the Office of Professional Responsibility. Click below for our most recent annual summaries: