Violent Crimes

In South Carolina the phrase "violent crime" can mean different things, depending on the context. Violent crimes are those cases where one person uses violence or the threat of violence against another person, including murder or homicide, manslaughter, armed robbery, and assaults of all kinds. Violent crimes often carry the harshest penalties and are pursued the most aggressively by law enforcement and prosecutors.

Note that in South Carolina, "Violent crime" is also a legal phrase used to describe a particular classification of crimes, and you can find information about this here: Statutory violent crimes.