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Total crime 6%
Violent crime 36%
Property crime 14%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleForest/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,745 (estimate)2,6372,580
Murdern/an/an/a5.75.0
Rapen/an/an/a18.042.6
Robberyn/an/an/a53.486.2
Assaultn/an/an/a157.2246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)244 (estimate)234381
Burglaryn/an/an/a697.8376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,561.21,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a144.0228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,501 (estimate)2,4032,200

Key findings

  • Forest crime rates are 6% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Forest are 36% lower than the national average
  • In Forest you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Forest is safer than 38% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Forest has decreased by 13%

Forest crime map

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The Forest crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Forest as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Forest crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Forest (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Forest

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Forest is 1 in 411
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Forest is 1 in 40
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Forest is 1 in 37

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

      Forest police department

      ItemForestMississippiNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a4,806558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.83.3

      Sex offenders in Mississippi

      StateTotal offendersMississippi /100KNational /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, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hillsboro, MS1,2161141,1701,284
      Conehatta, MS1,1481271,3011,428
      Morton, MS3,4301461,4971,642
      Sebastopol, MS3172072,1302,338
      Polkville, MS7842862,9373,223
      Lake, MS5323123,2053,517
      Forest, MS5,7002442,5012,745

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Loudon, TN5,70169808877
      El Cerrito CDP, CA5,6994292,2852,715
      Sinton, TX5,7018483,5034,351
      Rupert, ID5,7022571,6421,899
      Boiling Spring Lakes, NC5,7033312,1842,515
      Forest, MS5,7002442,5012,745
      Source: The Forest, MS crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.