Reported Annual Crime In Laurel

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLaurel/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime925n/a (estimate)4,8963,0492,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLaurel/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a5.38.05.3
Rape17n/a90.042.740.4
Robbery27n/a142.980.2102.8
Assault34n/a180.0149.6248.5
Violent crime79n/a (estimate)418281386
Burglary248n/a1,312.6781.4468.9
Theft569n/a3,011.51,842.11,745.0
Vehicle theft29n/a153.5144.7236.9
Property crime846n/a (estimate)4,4782,7682,451
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Laurel, MS is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Laurel, MS. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Laurel, MS averages 61% higher than the rest of Mississippi while the rate of crime on a national scale is 73% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Laurel, MS is 49% higher than the average rate of crime in Mississippi and 8% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 62% higher than the remainder of the state of Mississippi and 83% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Laurel, MS area.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Sharon, MS1,3571061,0441,149
Ellisville, MS4,5402272,2482,476
Soso, MS4593153,1103,424
Sandersville, MS7953223,1803,502
Heidelberg, MS7693383,3403,678
Laurel, MS18,7204184,4784,896

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Laurel is 73% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.41 daily crimes that occur in Laurel.
  • Laurel is safer than 18% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Laurel you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Laurel has decreased by 16%.

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Daily Crime In Laurel (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Laurel, MS is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Mississippi and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Laurel, MS are 1.61 times more than the Mississippi average and 1.73 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Laurel, MS are 1.49 times more than than Mississippi and 1.08 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Laurel, MS are 1.62 times more than than Mississippi and 1.83 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Laurel (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Laurel, MS area in comparison to other Mississippi communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Laurel, MS being safer than 38% of cities in Mississippi and 18% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Mississippi cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Laurel, MS. In conclusion, Laurel, MS now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Laurel

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Laurel is 1 in 240
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Laurel is 1 in 23
The chance of being a victim of crime in Laurel is 1 in 21
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Laurel, MS? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Laurel, MS, then there is a 1 in 240 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 23. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 21 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Laurel, MS.

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

The year over year crime rate for Laurel, MS is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Laurel, MS has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 10% in Laurel, MS, while property crimes in Laurel, MS have decreased by 17%. Crimes in total for Laurel, MS have decreased by 16% year over year.

Laurel police department

ItemLaurelMississippiNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)744,806556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.03.83.3
There are a total of 74 Laurel police officers. This results in 4.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.2% greater than the Mississippi average and 21.4% 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
Dixon, CA18,7183221,9192,241
Oxon Hill, MD18,7235672,7433,310
Fairmont, WV18,7464221,7562,178
Sherwood, OR18,687671,1291,196
Pinole, CA18,7543144,5864,899
Laurel, MS18,7204184,4784,896
Source: The Laurel, 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.