Reported Annual Crime In West Hattiesburg

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Hattiesburg/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,985 (estimate)3,1092,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Hattiesburg/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a8.74.9
Rapen/an/an/a40.238.6
Robberyn/an/an/a76.7101.9
Assaultn/an/an/a150.3237.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)176 (estimate)276373
Burglaryn/an/an/a828.8491.4
Theftn/an/an/a1,863.01,775.4
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a141.8220.2
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,809 (estimate)2,8342,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in West Hattiesburg is 31% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.44 daily crimes that occur in West Hattiesburg.
  • West Hattiesburg is safer than 57% of the cities in the United States.
  • In West Hattiesburg you have a 1 in 51 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in West Hattiesburg has decreased by 23%.

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Daily Crime In West Hattiesburg (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Hattiesburg

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Hattiesburg is 1 in 568
The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Hattiesburg is 1 in 56
The chance of being a victim of crime in West Hattiesburg is 1 in 51

Year Over Year Crime In West Hattiesburg (per 100,000 people)

West Hattiesburg police department

ItemWest HattiesburgMississippiNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a4,806556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.83.3

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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Petal, MS10,67528445473
Sumrall, MS1,58078796873
Arnold Line, MS2,533919331,023
Purvis, MS1,9901081,1101,218
Glendale, MS1,4281181,2141,332
West Hattiesburg, MS6,8531761,8091,985

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
University Park, IL6,8521831,2281,411
Kenwood, OH6,85295842937
Lakes of the Four Seasons, IN6,8541751,1731,348
Martins Ferry, OH6,8501181,1931,311
Nyack, NY6,857186787973
West Hattiesburg, MS6,8531761,8091,985
Source: The West Hattiesburg, MS crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. 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.