Reported Annual Crime In Columbus

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbus/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,434 (estimate)3,1092,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbus/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)305 (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)3,129 (estimate)2,8342,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Columbus is 20% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.41 daily crimes that occur in Columbus.
  • Columbus is safer than 32% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Columbus you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Columbus has decreased by 23%.

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Daily Crime In Columbus (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbus

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbus is 1 in 329
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbus is 1 in 32
The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbus is 1 in 30

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

Columbus police department

ItemColumbusMississippiNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)944,806556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.03.83.3
There are a total of 94 Columbus police officers. This results in 4.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.4% greater than the Mississippi average and 21.7% 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
Caledonia, MS1,24785876962
New Hope, MS3,524919311,022
West Point, MS11,2004162,7703,186
Artesia, MS3983914,0184,409
Crawford, MS6404234,3414,764
Columbus, MS23,4833053,1293,434

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Taylors, SC23,4905403,5304,071
Eagle Mountain, UT23,4682883,6323,919
Faribault, MN23,4602493,2903,539
Fairfax, VA23,50782784866
Blue Island, IL23,4535382,7873,325
Columbus, MS23,4833053,1293,434
Source: The Columbus, 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.