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Safest Cities In Mississippi 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score84
  • Petal, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,736
  • Petal, Mississippi is quickly becoming THE destination for young families and retirees, looking for a community to call home. With one of the best school systems in the entire state, there is no wonder…[read more]
80
  • Madison, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,473
  • Lived in Madison "The City" for 15 years before moving back home to the East Coast. Most would think a 30 yr mayor would be a bad thing but not here. She has a vision and has over that time built one…[read more]
87
  • Flowood, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,532
  • Flowood's a cool city, with lots of stores and restaurants in close proximity. Not to mention: nice housing / apartments, low crime, and a friendly community. It's also in the middle of the metro area,…[read more]
81
  • Brandon, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,186
  • Living in Brandon, Mississippi affords my family the opportunity to live in a safe community. This community that I call home provides everything that a family needs. The community works together to…[read more]
76
  • Ridgeland, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,338
  • I have been living in Ridgeland, MS for most of my life. Ridgeland is a place where I feel the safest. Within a few short steps, It has amazing stores and restaurants; therefore, I am never without…[read more]
82
  • Diamondhead, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,341
79
  • Hernando, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,227
  • Here in Hernando we enjoy a quiet, peaceful existence among wonderful neighbors and nature at her loveliest. Living in Hernando gives us access to some great schools where our kids are happy and free to…[read more]
79
  • Olive Branch, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,508
  • Being next door to Memphis, crime has arrived and it is not as safe. My neighborhood has 3 teenagers roaming around during school hours, they stand behind people's bushes to pee, they smoke blunts and…[read more]
61
  • Vancleave, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,380
66
  • Latimer, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,824
71
  • Gulf Park Estates, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,904
79
  • Gulf Hills, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,326
79
  • Starkville, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,011
  • Starkville is a clean city. The air is clean & the seasons are lovely. The people are pleasant and welcoming. It is easy to get around town & there are lots of nice fast food places to eat. Traffic is…[read more]
78
  • Clinton, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,411
  • I know that I've lived many places since I left Clinton, Mississippi, but my hometown still stays in my memory. Most of my past was very good living in Clinton. We didn't have the best schools, but my…[read more]
82
  • West Hattiesburg, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,764
77
  • Bay St. Louis, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,448
  • Bay St. Louis is a city that lies within Hancock County. It is a quaint town of 12,400 residents. The benefits about living here is the winter's climate, the amenities and attractions offered for the…[read more]
72
  • Long Beach, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,450
  • Living in Long Beach, Mississippi is absolutely amazing! This place literally has it all. Located right on the Gulf of Mexico and very close to Gulfport, Mississippi, you can find everything you need…[read more]
65
  • Pass Christian, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,302
79
  • New Albany, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,589
69
  • Richland, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,069
70
  • Senatobia, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,969
58
  • Horn Lake, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,785
  • Previous reviews from a resident who wanted to run a feline hotel in his neighborhood and another complaining because he cannot park in his front yard leave out one thing. Their neighbors. We deserve…[read more]
71
  • Amory, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,110
73
  • Pontotoc, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,906
69
  • Booneville, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,764
73
  • Oxford, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,634
  • Oxford is a lovely, charming small city, unfortunately located in the mostly depressing Mississippi Delta region. A truly surprising number of good restaurants, wildly over-priced shopping options, a…[read more]
69
  • Byram, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,610
  • Living in Byram, MS has been incredible. Over the past decade, I have enjoyed serenity which has not only enhanced my cognitive ability but also my social skills. Byram, MS is a city that accommodates…[read more]
67
  • Canton, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,504
  • What's good out in Canton? If you ask most folks around here, they'll tell you it's got to be the cuisine! Out here every BBQ restaurant has their regulars, sometimes its one of those warm summer days…[read more]
74
  • Tupelo, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 38,856
  • I lived in Tupelo for three years in the early 90’s and can honestly say I loved it. A long-time Elvis fan, I enjoyed the fact that Tupelo is the birthplace of the King. The Elvis Presley Center attracts…[read more]
67
  • Philadelphia, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,399
69
  • St. Martin, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,245
68
  • Ripley, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,336
66
  • Kosciusko, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,208
59
  • Louisville, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,373
70
  • Picayune, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,732
  • Picayune, Mississippi is a fantastic place to live! We've got plenty of attractions to check out and visit, but the one that we are probably known for the most is the Teddy Bear House Museum! Learn about…[read more]
72
  • Southaven, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,816
  • After living in Florida for the first part of my life, I moved to Southaven when I was 25. The area is completely different as I am accustomed to going to the beach every day and relaxing in the sun.…[read more]
69
  • Columbia, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,292
67
  • Cleveland, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,346
  • I've been living in Cleveland Mississippi for the last 7 years with my family and we have enjoyed the historic culture and the nice and friendly environment here where your neighbors are very helpful and…[read more]
62
  • Aberdeen, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,427
69
  • Pearl, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,344
  • As a former resident of Pearl, Mississippi, I can attest that living in Pearl, Mississippi is an exciting experience. Pearl is a city that provides lively entertainment and tons of shopping…[read more]
62
  • Forest, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,700
61
  • Moss Point, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,652
  • Here in the South, we pride ourselves on fantastic weather, friendly folk, amazing landscapes, and tasty cuisine. Moss Point, Missouri is no exception. Living in Moss Point has its ups and downsides like…[read more]
71
  • Corinth, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,832
  • I love the history of Corinth and just being surrounded by the downtown cafes and beautiful scenery. We are known to be a family-oriented town that provides a lot of activities for the kids. We don't…[read more]
76
  • Grenada, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,863
  • I love the small town life in Grenada. If you like living off the beaten path but not too far from it, the way I do, you'll appreciate Grenada. The town is located in central Mississippi on I-55 which…[read more]
67
  • Natchez, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,345
  • Natchez is like an "island" of beauty packed with nature preserves, parks and located near the Mississippi River. We have a good selection of restaurants and coffee houses. The National Historic Park is…[read more]
59
  • Columbus, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,833
  • Columbus has really changed. Businesses are closing, but a lot of minimum wage paying restaurants are being added.... crime has increased, break ins are happening so often that when people come to eat or…[read more]
61
  • Greenwood, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,780
  • I love that Greenwood Mississippi encompasses the southern lifestyle that is what Mississippi is all about. This town is a smaller town and the quaint small city life still exists while living here. I…[read more]
65
  • McComb, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,732
  • I love living in McComb, MS. It is a small town that is great to raise a family in. There are lots of friendly people who always make you feel welcome. McComb has a great art scene and lots of cute…[read more]
59
  • West Point, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,042
  • This is a retired town. Mostly elderly and single families live here. There are a few places to see around here. The cost of living is inexpensive. You hear about crime in a few spots that have frequent…[read more]
78
  • Ocean Springs, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,547
  • The city has very well-funded police and fire departments. Very nice place to live, no "bad" parts of town, all services you would expect for a city of 10,000 people. It's by far a better city than…[read more]

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in Mississippi. Finding the safest places to live in Mississippi can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in Mississippi with a population over 5,000.

The Mississippi cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in Mississippi? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

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