Reported Annual Crime In Ocean Springs

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOcean Springs/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime705n/a (estimate)3,9863,0492,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOcean Springs/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.08.05.3
Rape2n/a11.342.740.4
Robbery8n/a45.280.2102.8
Assault18n/a101.8149.6248.5
Violent crime28n/a (estimate)158281386
Burglary113n/a638.9781.4468.9
Theft523n/a2,956.81,842.11,745.0
Vehicle theft41n/a231.8144.7236.9
Property crime677n/a (estimate)3,8272,7682,451
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Ocean Springs, MS. These figures on reported criminal activity in Ocean Springs, MS, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Ocean Springs, MS is 31% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Mississippi, and when compared with the national average, is 40% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Ocean Springs, MS has 44% lower than violent crime rate than Mississippi average, while remaining 59% lower than the national average. In property crime, Ocean Springs, MS is 38% higher than the average of Mississippi and is 56% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Gulf Hills, MS8,3981521,5041,656
Gulf Park Estates, MS5,5711591,5691,728
Latimer, MS7,0661701,6811,851
Vancleave, MS6,1471901,8792,069
St. Martin, MS7,6272472,4452,692
Gautier, MS18,5812803,1463,426
Biloxi, MS44,5273945,8346,228
Ocean Springs, MS17,4461583,8273,986

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Ocean Springs is 40% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.92 daily crimes that occur in Ocean Springs.
  • Ocean Springs is safer than 34% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Ocean Springs you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Ocean Springs has decreased by 4%.

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Daily Crime In Ocean Springs (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Ocean Springs, 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 Ocean Springs, MS (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Mississippi state wide, are 1.31 times more than the state average and 1.40 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Ocean Springs, MS on a daily bases are 1.77 times less than than Mississippi average and 2.44 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Ocean Springs, MS are 1.38 times more than the daily state average and 1.56 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Ocean Springs (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Ocean Springs, MS in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Mississippi as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Ocean Springs, MS to other cities in the state and across the country, Ocean Springs, MS is 57% safer than other cities of Mississippi and 34% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Mississippi cities and all around the United States, Ocean Springs, MS has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Ocean Springs, MS crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ocean Springs

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ocean Springs is 1 in 632
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ocean Springs is 1 in 27
The chance of being a victim of crime in Ocean Springs is 1 in 26
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Ocean Springs, MS? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Ocean Springs, MS, you have a 1 in 632 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 27. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Ocean Springs, MS is 1 in 26.

Year Over Year Crime In Ocean Springs (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Ocean Springs, MS is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Ocean Springs, MS has decreased by 27%, while the property crime rate in Ocean Springs, MS has decreased by 3% year over year. The number of total crimes in Ocean Springs, MS has decreased by 4% year over year.

Ocean Springs police department

ItemOcean SpringsMississippiNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)554,806556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.13.83.3
There are a total of 55 Ocean Springs police officers. This results in 3.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17.5% less than the Mississippi average and 3.8% less 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
Redland, MD17,4433751,8172,192
Central Point, OR17,4431822,8413,023
North Canton, OH17,437521,5541,606
Tallmadge, OH17,4631312,3032,434
North Salt Lake, UT17,465681,9011,969
Ocean Springs, MS17,4461583,8273,986
Source: The Ocean Springs, 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.