Reported Annual Crime In Oxford

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOxford/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime685n/a (estimate)2,9723,0492,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOxford/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a4.38.05.3
Rape10n/a43.442.740.4
Robbery15n/a65.180.2102.8
Assault13n/a56.4149.6248.5
Violent crime39n/a (estimate)169281386
Burglary103n/a446.8781.4468.9
Theft532n/a2,307.81,842.11,745.0
Vehicle theft11n/a47.7144.7236.9
Property crime646n/a (estimate)2,8022,7682,451
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Oxford, 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 Oxford, 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 Oxford, MS averages 3% lower than the rest of Mississippi while the rate of crime on a national scale is 5% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Oxford, MS is 40% lower than the average rate of crime in Mississippi and 56% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 1% higher than the remainder of the state of Mississippi and 14% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Oxford, MS area.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Water Valley, MS3,3451591,5691,727
Abbeville, MS5122282,2572,486
Taylor, MS2652482,4532,701
Oxford, MS20,2001692,8022,972

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Oxford is 5% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.14 daily crimes that occur in Oxford.
  • Oxford is safer than 44% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Oxford you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Oxford has increased by 33%.

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Daily Crime In Oxford (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Oxford, MS per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Mississippi as well as national figures. In Oxford, MS the total number of daily crimes is 1.03 times less than the Mississippi average and 1.05 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Oxford, MS are 1.66 times less than the Mississippi average and 2.28 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Oxford, MS has a daily crime rate that is 1.01 times more than the Mississippi average and 1.14 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Oxford (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Oxford, 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 Oxford, MS to other cities in the state and across the country, Oxford, MS is 65% safer than other cities of Mississippi and 44% 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, Oxford, MS has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Oxford, MS crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Oxford

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Oxford is 1 in 592
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Oxford is 1 in 36
The chance of being a victim of crime in Oxford is 1 in 34
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Oxford, MS? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Oxford, MS your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 592. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 36 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Oxford, MS is 1 in 34.

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

A good indicator of whether Oxford, 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 Oxford, MS has increased by 72%, while the property crime rate in Oxford, MS has increased by 31% year over year. The number of total crimes in Oxford, MS has increased by 33% year over year.

Oxford police department

ItemOxfordMississippiNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)754,806556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.93.83.3
There are a total of 75 Oxford police officers. This results in 3.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 1.4% greater than the Mississippi average and 18.1% 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
Union City, GA20,2001,21110,52911,740
Marina, CA20,1982652,3172,581
Hammond, LA20,2071,39010,35711,747
Naples, FL20,214871,8621,948
Lutz, FL20,1842761,7221,997
Oxford, MS20,2001692,8022,972
Source: The Oxford, 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.