Reported Annual Crime In West Point

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Point/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime352n/a (estimate)3,1863,1092,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Point/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a9.18.74.9
Rape1n/a9.140.238.6
Robbery8n/a72.476.7101.9
Assault36n/a325.9150.3237.8
Violent crime46n/a (estimate)416276373
Burglary100n/a905.1828.8491.4
Theft205n/a1,855.51,863.01,775.4
Vehicle theft1n/a9.1141.8220.2
Property crime306n/a (estimate)2,7702,8342,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in West Point, MS. These figures on reported criminal activity in West Point, 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 West Point, MS is 2% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Mississippi, and when compared with the national average, is 11% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, West Point, MS has 51% higher than violent crime rate than Mississippi average, while remaining 12% higher than the national average. In property crime, West Point, MS is 2% lower than the average of Mississippi and is 11% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in West Point is 11% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.73 daily crimes that occur in West Point.
  • West Point is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States.
  • In West Point you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in West Point has decreased by 2%.

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

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in West Point, MS per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Mississippi as well as national figures. In West Point, MS the total number of daily crimes is 1.02 times more than the Mississippi average and 1.11 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in West Point, MS are 1.51 times more than the Mississippi average and 1.12 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, West Point, MS has a daily crime rate that is 1.02 times less than the Mississippi average and 1.11 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is West Point (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the West Point, MS area in comparison to other Mississippi communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show West Point, MS being safer than 39% of cities in Mississippi and 26% 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 West Point, MS. In conclusion, West Point, MS now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Point

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Point is 1 in 241
The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Point is 1 in 37
The chance of being a victim of crime in West Point is 1 in 32
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in West Point, 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 West Point, MS, you have a 1 in 241 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 37. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in West Point, MS is 1 in 32.

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

The year over year crime rate for West Point, MS is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in West Point, 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 decreased by 22% in West Point, MS, while property crimes in West Point, MS have increased by 1%. Crimes in total for West Point, MS have decreased by 2% year over year.

West Point police department

ItemWest PointMississippiNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)324,806556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.83.83.3
There are a total of 32 West Point police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 25.2% less than the Mississippi average and 12.9% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Hamilton, MS5402422,4872,729
New Hamilton, MS4722983,0633,362
Columbus, MS23,4833053,1293,434
Starkville, MS24,4571713,4103,581
Artesia, MS3983914,0184,409
West Point, MS11,2004162,7703,186

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Woodinville, WA11,2011223,4423,564
Springdale, OH11,2013092,7423,051
Peru, IN11,1991913,7073,898
Ridgefield, NJ11,19126388415
Merriam, KS11,1913885,3295,717
West Point, MS11,2004162,7703,186
Source: The West Point, 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.