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Mississippi Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Mississippi. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Mississippi compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Mississippi, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 1,099,475 total crimes reported in Mississippi (91,447 of them violent). Of the 109,948 crimes that occur a year in Mississippi, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Mississippi every 4 minutes. This includes 2,391 murders, 10,764 rapes, and nearly seven hundred and twenty-seven thousand thefts (including 85,896 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Mississippi for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Mississippi decreased by 25 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 16 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Mississippi. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to ninety-five thousand for Mississippi in 2009.

Crime Trends in Mississippi (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in states like Mississippi (1999-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Mississippi law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Mississippi conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.