Reported Annual Crime In Canton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCanton/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,032 (estimate)3,1092,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCanton/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a8.74.9
Rapen/an/an/a40.238.6
Robberyn/an/an/a76.7101.9
Assaultn/an/an/a150.3237.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)269 (estimate)276373
Burglaryn/an/an/a828.8491.4
Theftn/an/an/a1,863.01,775.4
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a141.8220.2
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,763 (estimate)2,8342,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Canton is 6% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.31 daily crimes that occur in Canton.
  • Canton is safer than 38% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Canton you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Canton has decreased by 23%.

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Daily Crime In Canton (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Canton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Canton is 1 in 372
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Canton is 1 in 37
The chance of being a victim of crime in Canton is 1 in 33

Year Over Year Crime In Canton (per 100,000 people)

Canton police department

ItemCantonMississippiNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)384,806556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.83.3

Sex offenders in Mississippi

StateTotal offendersMississippi /100KNational /100K
Mississippi8,337286222
There are a total of 8,337 sex offenders in Mississippi. This yields a total of 286 sex offenders in Mississippi per 100,000 residents which is 29% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Madison, MS24,871789471,025
Ridgeland, MS24,2092353,1083,343
Canton, MS13,3212692,7633,032

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Carpinteria, CA13,323801,4901,569
World Golf Village, FL13,3262661,6201,886
New Ulm, MN13,328451,2961,341
Kettering, MD13,3314372,2132,650
Meadville, PA13,3072042,0602,264
Canton, MS13,3212692,7633,032
Source: The Canton, MS crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.