If you would like to look further into specific statistics for the number of murders in South Carolina each year, the websites of various local and county law enforcement and investigative agencies across South Carolina have posted historical and up-to-date records and reports for crime within each jurisdiction. Additionally, the Federal Bureau of Investigation puts together and sends out a public Uniform Crime Report (UCR) each year which details the different types of crimes committed, crime data and rates, and the general locations where crimes are committed in most cities and counties in every state in the country.
Law enforcement resources aside, Project: Cold Case, a nonprofit organization, has built and published a public database of nearly 25,000 unsolved murders in the U.S., as well as a page analyzing the number of unsolved homicides and the relative clearance rate for homicides in each state, with the help of The Murder Accountability Project. There were approximately 17,721 homicides in South Carolina between 1980 and 2019, according to the Project: Cold Case website for unsolved homicide statistics. As time passed, approximately 13,853 of those murders were solved, leaving the state with approximately 3,868 unsolved murders in South Carolina as of the last website update.
The 2014 murder of Emery Lorenzo Williams, the 2002 double murder of Zachary Cunard and Michael “”Mickey”” McGraw, the 1978 murder of Norma Lanyon Jackson, and the 1977 murder of Myrtle Jackson, among others, are a few examples of the several murders in northern South Carolina which remain unsolved today. Other types of cases which you can find within various lists and databases put together by law enforcement include many unsolved central South Carolina murders. Some examples include the 2009 murder of Corine Sanders, the 2013 murder of Kevin Holder, the 2013 murder of Christopher Rodgers, the 1975 murder of Willie Ryans, and the 2015 murder of Stephen Smith, among various others.
Additionally, the 1979 murder of Linburg Johnson, the 1980 murder of Margaret Dash, the 1982 murder of Curtis Wayne Sanders, the 1984 murder of Brenda Green, and the 2001 murder of Mia Livetta Milledge, are a few examples of the next category included in lists and databases put together by law enforcement, murders in Columbia, South Carolina, that are unsolved, in addition to the 2011 disappearance of Amir Jennings. Lastly, although sometimes mistaken for murders in Mobile County, South Carolina, some unsolved murders in Richland County, South Carolina, include the 1992 murder of Regina Canzater, the 2004 murder of Silene Eaddy, the 1980 murder of Eugene Carmichael O’Boyle, the 1996 murder of Jack Robinson, and the 2008 murder of Natasha Warren, among others.