Newberry named one of safest cities in SC

Staff Report

NEWBERRY — LendEDU recently released a report that highlighted the safest cities in South Carolina and Newberry was ranked as one of the safest.

Using licensed data, each city’s crime index was rated against the state and national average crime index. And, Newberry has a crime index that makes it the #47 safest city in South Carolina.

The full report and a more detailed methodology can be found at

“The men and women in the police department, along with myself, are committed to keeping this community safe. It’s this partnership that we have formed that has enabled us to accomplish this recognition,” Police Chief Roy McClurkin said. “We will continue to build on this partnership through community involvement moving forward.”

Staff Report