SLED says violent crime up in 2020, suspects higher rate this year

Sumter’s city police report decrease, deputies report increase in violent crime rate so far in 2021

BY SHELBIE GOULDING
shelbie@theitem.com
Posted 6/10/21

South Carolina saw an increase in violent crime last year, and law enforcement officials predict an increase this year following trends based on city and state reports so far.

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division reported a record for …

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