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September 2017 Archives

Too soon to tell if rise in violent crime is a trend

Many parts of South Carolina might feel far away from big-city crime, but violent crimes have risen for the last two years across the entire country, according to FBI statistics. The swell in violence, including homicides, does not automatically indicate a crime wave. Crime rates had dropped to historic lows for several years preceding the rise, which means 2015 and 2016 might have only been bad years.

Man dies in stabbing incident

According to authorities, a 48-year-old man was taken into custody on Aug. 31 for allegedly being involved in a fatal stabbing that took place in South Carolina. Earlier in the day, a 33-year-old man was found dead just after 6 a.m. at the home of the man who was taken into custody.

Shoplifting turns deadly at South Carolina Sears

Two shoplifters stand accused of causing the death of an 81-year-old man. The victim worked as a loss prevention officer for Sears and confronted the men as they were attempting to take two televisions on Aug. 22. The men pushed the employee down, and he hit his head on a concrete floor. He did not recover from the blunt force trauma to the head and died later at Palmetto Health Richland.

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