C+
4%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
26%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
0%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
Columbus crime rates are not available from the FBI crime report. The FBI's uniform crime reporting program (UCR), gathers data from more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies. The agencies include city, university, college, county, state, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies. When combined, they represent approximately 309 million American residents, or a 98% coverage rate of large metropolitan areas. This does result in approximately 20 million people who live in areas where the FBI does not provide crime reports. These areas tend to be smaller towns, villages or suburbs. Given that Columbus crime stats are not covered by the FBI crime reports, either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are calculated based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita, poverty rates, unemployment rates, educational achievement and population density. The Columbus crime estimates should be used at your own risk. Please be aware that the data displayed above is estimated and not officially reported by any agency. The Columbus crime map can also be used to view a visual display of crimes committed on a block group level.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbus/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,220 (estimate)1,9922,324
Murdern/an/an/a7.86.3
Rapen/an/an/a33.740.0
Robberyn/an/an/a25.666.1
Assaultn/an/an/a178.0268.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)273 (estimate)245370
Burglaryn/an/an/a350.2269.8
Theftn/an/an/a1,222.61,401.9
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a173.9282.7
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,947 (estimate)1,7471,954

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The Columbus crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Columbus as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Columbus crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Columbus crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Columbus crime rates are 4% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Columbus are 26% lower than the national average
  • In Columbus you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Columbus is safer than 37% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Columbus has decreased by 17%

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        Daily Crime In Columbus (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbus

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbus is 1 in 367
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbus is 1 in 52
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbus is 1 in 46

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

        Columbus police department

        Item Columbus Mississippi National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)944,806558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.03.83.3
        There are a total of 94 Columbus police officers. This results in 4.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.4% greater than the Mississippi average and 22.2% greater than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Mississippi

        State Total offenders Mississippi /100K National /100K
        Mississippi11,060380266
        There are a total of 11,060 sex offenders in Mississippi. This yields a total of 380 sex offenders in Mississippi per 100,000 residents which is 43% greater than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Caledonia, MS1,51361436497
        New Hope, MS3,82979562641
        Crawford, MS4233322,3662,698
        Artesia, MS3563472,4742,821
        West Point, MS10,5178692,5573,427
        Ethelsville, AL1726612,8103,471
        Columbus, MS23,8532731,9472,220

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Faribault, MN23,8532541,9952,248
        Lathrop, CA23,8637243,3914,115
        Calabasas, CA23,8421461,5731,719
        Forney, TX23,8711991,1611,360
        Saginaw, TX23,8352461,2551,500
        Columbus, MS23,8532731,9472,220
        Source: The Columbus, MS crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.