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Rape and sexual assault rising, says DOJ report

Some types of violent crime are rising in South Carolina and across the country, according to the 2019 National Crime Victimization Survey. The report was issued by the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics. Researchers asked people if they were victims of crimes, regardless of whether the incidents were reported to police or other officials. Around 150,000 households and 240,000 individuals are surveyed each year, and the reports consistently show that less than half of all crimes are reported to police. Many crimes involve people who know each other, and victims may be hesitant to turn to authorities.

South Carolina man convicted of 2014 murder

A South Carolina jury deliberated for a little over three hours Aug. 27 before finding a 24-year-old man guilty of the 2014 murder of Lexington County teenager. The judge then sentenced the man to the state mandatory minimum of 30 years in prison. He was given a prison credit of five years because he has been under house arrest since 2014. The case drew widespread media attention because the killing occurred after teens from rival high schools became embroiled in an argument following a basketball game.

Man admits to Walmart shooting during bond hearing

A 33-year-old man told a judge that he shot and killed a man inside a South Carolina Walmart store because a third individual wronged him. The admission was made during a July 6 bond hearing when the victim's father asked the man why he had killed his son. The man was denied bond and is being detained at the Greenville County Detention Center.

Deputies say 3 suspects committed 2018 murder

Media outlets in South Carolina have reported that three people have been charged in connection with the 2018 murder of a 25-year-old man. A Greenville County Sheriff's Office representative said deputies believe that a 37-year-old woman and two men aged 24 and 25 committed the crime. The woman was taken into custody on May 8 and two men, who are cousins, are being held in Spartanburg County on unrelated charges. The three suspects have all been charged with homicide and possessing a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

South Carolina teen charged with murder

A South Carolina teenager is facing homicide, obstruction of justice and weapons possession charges in connection with the death of a 22-year-old man. According to media reports, the 17-year-old Summerville resident has been denied bond and remains in custody at the Berkeley County Detention Center. The teen called 911 at approximately 12:30 p.m. on April 24 to report that a man had been shot in his apartment. Emergency operators initially classified the incident as a possible suicide.

Man charged with murder of college student

A 24-year-old man was charged with the death of a 21-year-old college student in South Carolina. The woman was reportedly at the Bird Dog bar on the night of March 29 when she hailed a ride from Uber after getting separated from her friends. When a black Chevy Impala arrived, the woman got into the vehicle thinking it was her ride.

Charges against South Carolina teens upgraded to murder

The death of a 73-year-old woman four days after two young men allegedly broke into her home and shot her has prompted authorities in Seneca to upgrade charges against the men to murder. She succumbed to her injuries at Greenville hospital. The two suspects, ages 19 and 17, had originally been charged with first-degree burglary and attempted murder.

Teen girl charged with attempted murder of another teen

A high school in South Carolina was the scene of a violent fight that resulted in one teenage girl being stabbed by another, according to police. A 15-year-old female student was charged with the stabbing of a 17-year-old female student after police were called to the Richland County high school on Feb. 25 around noon.

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