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Laurel, Mississippi Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Laurel, Mississippi. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Laurel compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Laurel, Mississippi, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 17,673 total crimes reported in Laurel, Mississippi (1,400 of them violent). Of the 1,767 crimes that take place per year in Laurel, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Laurel, Mississippi every 4 hours. This includes 31 murders, 170 rapes, and at least thirteen thousand thefts (including 665 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Laurel, Mississippi for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Laurel has been reduced by 54%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 33%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 10 years in Laurel. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one thousand for Laurel, Mississippi in 2009.

Crime Trends in Laurel, Mississippi (1999-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Laurel, Mississippi law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • In 2006, because of changes in the state/local agency's reporting practices, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
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