Reported Annual Crime In Jackson

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleJackson/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime9,335n/a (estimate)5,4893,0492,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleJackson/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder58n/a34.18.05.3
Rape107n/a62.942.740.4
Robbery681n/a400.480.2102.8
Assault605n/a355.7149.6248.5
Violent crime1,451n/a (estimate)853281386
Burglary1,948n/a1,145.4781.4468.9
Theft5,064n/a2,977.61,842.11,745.0
Vehicle theft872n/a512.7144.7236.9
Property crime7,884n/a (estimate)4,6362,7682,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Jackson, MS. The total number of reported crimes in Jackson, MS is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Jackson, MS crime rate is 80% higher than the Mississippi average and is 93% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Jackson, MS has a violent crime rate that is 204% higher than the Mississippi average and 121% higher than the national average. For property crime, Jackson, MS is 67% higher than the Mississippi average and 89% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Madison, MS24,87154758812
Terry, MS1,40083820903
Brandon, MS22,61663902965
Cleary, MS1,070939241,017
Florence, MS4,2491261,2501,376
Raymond, MS2,1601301,2851,415
Robinhood, MS1,4051331,3191,453
Jackson, MS173,6318534,6365,489

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Jackson is 93% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 15.04 daily crimes that occur in Jackson.
  • Jackson is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Jackson you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Jackson has decreased by 8%.

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Daily Crime In Jackson (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Jackson, MS on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Mississippi. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Jackson, MS (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Mississippi state wide, are 1.80 times more than the state average and 1.93 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Jackson, MS on a daily bases are 3.04 times more than than Mississippi average and 2.21 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Jackson, MS are 1.67 times more than the daily state average and 1.89 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Jackson (higher is better)

How safe is Jackson, MS compared to other cities in Mississippi and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Jackson, MS is safer than 5% of the cities in Mississippi and 6% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Mississippi and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Jackson, MS. Overall, Jackson, MS is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Jackson

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Jackson is 1 in 118
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Jackson is 1 in 22
The chance of being a victim of crime in Jackson is 1 in 19
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Jackson, MS? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Jackson, MS you have a 1 in 118 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Jackson, MS.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Jackson, MS is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Jackson, MS has decreased by 7%, the amount of property crime in Jackson, MS has decreased by 8%, and the total amount of crime in Jackson, MS has decreased by 8% year to year.

Jackson police department

ItemJacksonMississippiNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7464,806556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.23.83.3
There are a total of 746 Jackson police officers. This results in 4.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 11.4% greater than the Mississippi average and 29.8% 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
Garden Grove, CA173,8533092,4522,762
Chattanooga, TN171,8631,0235,4856,508
Oceanside, CA171,4003602,4612,821
Fort Lauderdale, FL171,1376315,8666,497
Santa Rosa, CA170,7823731,7072,080
Jackson, MS173,6318534,6365,489
Source: The Jackson, 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.