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Columbia, South Carolina Jail and Mugshot Information

Columbia is a city in Richland and Lexington County, South Carolina. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 134.9 square miles (349 sq. km). The City of Columbia had a population of approximately 129,272 in the year 2010.

The mayor of Columbia, South Carolina is Stephen K. Benjamin. Stephen K. Benjamin can be contacted at (803) 545-3075 and by email at shalaine.archie@columbiasc.gov.

Stephen K. Benjamin, Mayor
Columbia City Mayor’s Office
City of Columbia
1737 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 545-3075
Email: shalaine.archie@columbiasc.gov

Columbia City Mayor

In 2016, the crime-index in Columbia, South Carolina was 515.8, lower than it had been since at least the year 2002, but higher than the national average of 283.8. According to research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 707 registered sex offenders living in Columbia, South Carolina as of April 18, 2019. The ratio of number of residents in Columbia to the number of sex offenders is 189 to 1.

There were an estimated 8,125 total crimes per 100,000 people in Columbia, South Carolina. This rate is higher than the average in the state of South Carolina which has 3,702 total crimes per 100,000 residents. The crime rate in Columbia is also higher than the national average of 2,745 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Columbia, there were an estimated 991 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents (which include murder, robbery, rape, and assault). The average for violent crimes in the state of South Carolina is 506 per 100,000 citizens and the average nationally is 383 for every 100,000 residents.

In terms of property crimes, (burglary, theft, and vehicle theft), there were an estimated 7,134 property crimes per 100,000 residents, a rate which is higher than both the South Carolina average of 3,196 property crimes for every 100,000 individuals and higher than the U.S. average of 2,362 property crimes per 100,000 citizens.

Facts about crime in Columbia, South Carolina:

  • The overall crime rate in Columbia is 119% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 16.49 daily crimes that occur in Columbia.
  • Columbia is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Columbia you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Columbia has decreased by 3%.

Columbia, South Carolina Police Station Information

Columbia Police Department

The Columbia Police Department has 312 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 126,925 people.

W.H. “Skip” Holbrook, Chief of Police
Columbia Police Department
1 Justice Square,
Columbia, SC 29201
Email: chiefholbrook@columbiasc.gov
Phone: (803) 545-3500 and (803) 545-3510 (Chief of Police)
Fax: (803) 733-8326
Emergency: 911
Hours: 24 hours

Columbia Police Most Wanted

The most wanted individuals are listed name, warrant, DOB, height, and weight.

Columbia Police Dept
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Richland County Sheriff’s Office

The Richland County Sheriff’s Office is also responsible for the public safety of the City of Columbia, South Carolina.

Leon Lott, Sheriff
Richland County Sheriff’s Office
5623 Two Notch Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29223
Email: sheriff@rcsd.net
Phone: (803) 576-3000
Fax: (803) 576-3195
Emergency: 911

Richland County Sheriff
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Richland County Jail Information

The physical location of the jail is:

Richland County Jail
201 John Mark Dial Drive
Columbia, SC 29209
Phone: (803) 576-3200

Visitations Hours at Richland County Jail:

8:15 am to 8:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Richland Inmate Visitations
Richland Detention Center

Lexington County Sheriff’s Office

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Office is also responsible for the public safety of the City of Columbia, South Carolina.

Jay Koon, Sheriff
Lexington County Sheriff’s Office
521 Gibson Road
Lexington, SC 29072
Phone: (803) 785 8230
Fax: (803) 785 1162
Emergency: 911

Lexington County Sheriff
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Lexington County Jail Information

The physical location of the jail is:

Lexington County Jail
P.O. Box 2019
Lexington, SC 29071-2019
Phone: (803) 785-2700
Inmate Information Center: (803) 785-2740
Visitation: (803) 785-2743
Email: kjones@lcsd.sc.gov

Visitations Hours at Lexington County Jail:

8:00 pm and 10:00 pm, Wednesday and Friday, (Remote visitation for disciplinary confinement status)
Inmate Visitation schedule can be found at:

Inmate Visitation Schedule
Lexington Detention Bureau

Police Records Request in Columbia, South Carolina

Police records can be obtained from the Records Section/Department of the Columbia Police Department during normal business hours. Requests for police records can be made by completing and submitting the City’s Police Records Request Form. Requests may be made completing the fillable/printable form which can be mailed, faxed or delivered in–person.

Police Records Request Form:

Columbia Records Request

The location and reports request contact information is as follows:

Columbia Police Department
Records Unit
1 Justice Square,
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-545-3577
Fax: (803) 733-8326

Columbia Police Records

Public records can be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office. Requests for public records can be made by completing and submitting the City’s FOIA Records Request Form. The completed application shall be hand delivered, mailed, or sent via fax to the City of Columbia FOIA Office during regular office hours, except during legal holidays.

FOIA Records Request Form

The location and records request contact information is as follows:

City of Columbia FOIA Office
1401 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 737-0000
Fax: (803) 737-4250
Email: FOIA@columbiasc.net

Columbia FOIA Office

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