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Guns and crimeMany concealed weapons permit holders in South Carolina say they are afraid of crime. But only one of the state's 10 counties with the highest concentration of permit holders, Darlington, is also one of the state's most violent.

S.C. counties with the highest per capita concealed weapons permit holders

1. Marion County: 1 permit per 30.5 residents

2. Abbeville: 1 per 31.6 residents

3. Anderson: 1 per 36.4 residents

4. Pickens: 1 per 39.3 residents

5. Calhoun: 1 per 39.6 residents

6. Darlington: 1 per 41.5 residents

7. Newberry: 1 per 42.2 residents

8. Saluda: 1 per 43.6 residents

9. Oconee: 1 per 44.9 residents

10. Horry: 1 per 47.8 residents

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12. Lexington: 1 per 48.2

38. Richland: 1 per 76.7

S.C. counties with the highest per capita violent crime rates

1.Dillon: 177.7 incidents

2. Sumter: 145.7

3. Darlington: 125.3

4. Marlboro: 118.5

5. Chester: 111.2

6. Allendale: 111.2

7. Colleton: 110.1

8. Charleston: 110.1

9. Fairfield: 106.3

10. Richland: 105.7

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39. Lexington: 47.3

SOURCES: State Law Enforcement Division; S.C. Department of Public Safety

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