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Ridgeland, Mississippi Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 9,296 total crimes reported in Ridgeland, Mississippi (436 of them violent). Of the 930 crimes that occur a year in Ridgeland, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Ridgeland, Mississippi every 9 hours. This includes 12 murders, 19 rapes, and nearly eight thousand thefts (including 536 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Ridgeland, Mississippi for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Ridgeland decreased by 25 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime did not change. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Ridgeland. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to seven hundred for Ridgeland, Mississippi in 2009.

Crime Trends in Ridgeland, 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 cities like Ridgeland, Mississippi (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Ridgeland, Mississippi law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Ridgeland 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.