Reported Annual Crime In Columbus

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbus/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,366 (estimate)3,0492,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbus/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a8.05.3
Rapen/an/an/a42.740.4
Robberyn/an/an/a80.2102.8
Assaultn/an/an/a149.6248.5
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)309 (estimate)281386
Burglaryn/an/an/a781.4468.9
Theftn/an/an/a1,842.11,745.0
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a144.7236.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,057 (estimate)2,7682,451

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Caledonia, MS1,24787856942
New Hope, MS3,524929091,001
West Point, MS11,2002562,8813,137
Artesia, MS3983973,9244,321
Crawford, MS6404294,2404,669
Ethelsville, AL818044,4545,258
Macedonia, AL1468484,6985,546
Columbus, MS23,4833093,0573,366

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Columbus is 19% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.22 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 2%.

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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 324
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbus is 1 in 33
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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Taylors, SC23,4905383,4784,016
Eagle Mountain, UT23,4682963,5973,894
Faribault, MN23,4602832,2102,493
Fairfax, VA23,50792781872
Blue Island, IL23,4534872,3992,885
Columbus, MS23,4833093,0573,366
Source: The Columbus, MS crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.