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Violent crime rate low in Kershaw County, says sheriff
But number of suicides in 2019 set new record
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Kershaw County Sheriff Lee Boan presents his 2019 statistics during Kershaw County Council’s Jan. 28 meeting as Kershaw County Attorney Ken DuBose (right) and Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter (far right) listen. During the presentation, Boan said violent crimes, including murders, as well as traffic fatalities were all at their lowest points in the last five years. However, he and Kershaw County Coroner David West also said there were a record number of suicides in 2019 -- 21. - photo by Martin L. Cahn/C-I
Kershaw County is a safer place to live than most of the rest of South Carolina and the country, according to statistics presented by Sheriff Lee Boan to Kershaw County Council on Jan. 28. The statistics do not include the city of Camden, which maintains its own statistics.

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