Reported Annual Crime In Petal

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePetal/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime84n/a (estimate)7823,0492,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePetal/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.08.05.3
Rape0n/a0.042.740.4
Robbery1n/a9.380.2102.8
Assault1n/a9.3149.6248.5
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)19281386
Burglary43n/a400.1781.4468.9
Theft35n/a325.71,842.11,745.0
Vehicle theft4n/a37.2144.7236.9
Property crime82n/a (estimate)7632,7682,451
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Petal, MS. All reported Petal, MS crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Petal, MS overall crime rate is 74% lower than in comparison to the Mississippi average; and is also 72% lower than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Petal, MS, the rate is 93% lower than compared to the Mississippi average, and 95% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Petal, MS comes in at 72% lower than to the average seen in Mississippi, and 69% lower than the overall national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Arnold Line, MS2,533929111,003
Purvis, MS1,9901101,0841,194
Glendale, MS1,4281201,1861,306
Rawls Springs, MS1,0841201,1871,308
West Hattiesburg, MS6,8531791,7671,946
New Augusta, MS7633663,6223,989
Hattiesburg, MS46,6293135,8556,167
Petal, MS10,67519763782

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Petal is 72% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.14 daily crimes that occur in Petal.
  • Petal is safer than 90% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Petal you have a 1 in 128 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Petal has increased by 65%.

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Daily Crime In Petal (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Petal, 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 Petal, MS (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Mississippi state wide, are 3.90 times less than the state average and 3.63 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Petal, MS on a daily bases are 15.07 times less than than Mississippi average and 20.76 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Petal, MS are 3.63 times less than the daily state average and 3.21 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Petal (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Petal, 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 Petal, MS to other cities in the state and across the country, Petal, MS is 97% safer than other cities of Mississippi and 90% 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, Petal, MS has a ranking of above average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Petal, MS crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Petal

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Petal is 1 in 5374
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Petal is 1 in 132
The chance of being a victim of crime in Petal is 1 in 128
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Petal, MS? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Petal, MS, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 5374. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 132 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Petal, MS is 1 in 128.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Petal, MS is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Petal, MS has decreased by 32%, while the property crime rate in Petal, MS has increased by 71% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Petal, MS has increased by 65% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Petal police department

ItemPetalMississippiNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)284,806556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.63.83.3
There are a total of 28 Petal police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 30.7% less than the Mississippi average and 19.2% 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.

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Farmersville, CA10,6752771,5631,841
Waynesboro, PA10,6732662,4402,706
Burr Ridge, IL10,67818819838
Bedford Heights, OH10,6802642,7373,002
Smyrna, DE10,6816052,6793,284
Petal, MS10,67519763782
Source: The Petal, 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.