South Carolina Efforts

Status of Marsy's Law in South Carolina

A state Constitutional Amendment for Victims’ Rights was passed in November, 1996, and received the support of 90% of the voters.

  • To learn more about your rights in South Carolina, please visit the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) by clicking here.
Violent Crime In Your State: Did You Know?

According To Recently Released Statistics By The Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI), South Carolina Experienced 24,700 Violent Crimes In 2015.

  • In 2015, There Were 399 Murders And Nonnegligent Manslaughters.
  • In 2015 There Were 2,297 Rapes.
  • In 2015 There Were 3,931 Robberies.
  • In 2015 There Were 18,073 Aggravated Assaults.

Source: 2015 Crime In The United States, State Totals, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Website, 9/26/16

Resources in South Carolina

Office of the Crime Victim Ombudsman

South Carolina Attorney General Victim Assistance

South Carolina Department Of Corrections’ Victims Services

South Carolina Victim Compensation Fund

South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence And Sexual Assault

South Carolina Victim Assistance Network

Parents Of Murdered Children – South Carolina Chapter

Parents Of Murdered Children – Sumter Chapter