Reported Annual Crime In Charleston

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCharleston/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,504 (estimate)3,1092,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCharleston/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)134 (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)1,371 (estimate)2,8342,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Charleston is 47% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.12 daily crimes that occur in Charleston.
  • Charleston is safer than 67% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Charleston you have a 1 in 67 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Charleston has decreased by 23%.

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Daily Crime In Charleston (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Charleston

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Charleston is 1 in 750
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Charleston is 1 in 73
The chance of being a victim of crime in Charleston is 1 in 67

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

Charleston police department

ItemCharlestonMississippiNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)114,806556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.03.83.3
There are a total of 11 Charleston police officers. This results in 5.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 32.3% greater than the Mississippi average and 54.2% greater than the National average.

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
Lambert, MS1,1321481,5221,670
Pope, MS1833103,1873,498
Oakland, MS7393863,9674,353
Crowder, MS5704184,2894,707
Glendora, MS1554464,5805,026
Charleston, MS1,8011341,3711,504

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Rockwell, NC1,80102,3362,336
Shaw, MS1,8011401,4401,580
McLendon-Chisholm, TX1,80158397455
Duson, LA1,8012671,6551,921
Colorado City, CO1,8011371,1241,261
Charleston, MS1,8011341,3711,504
Source: The Charleston, 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.