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Total crime 107%
Violent crime 14%
Property crime 129%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGulfport/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,728n/a (estimate)5,1502,6542,489
Murder12n/a16.611.25.0
Rape25n/a34.525.142.6
Robbery65n/a89.857.181.6
Assault134n/a185.1184.6250.2
Violent crime236n/a (estimate)326278379
Burglary419n/a578.9627.0340.5
Theft2,805n/a3,875.21,555.71,549.5
Vehicle theft268n/a370.3193.1219.9
Property crime3,492n/a (estimate)4,8242,3762,110

Key findings

  • Gulfport crime rates are 107% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Gulfport are 14% lower than the national average
  • In Gulfport you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Gulfport is safer than 17% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Gulfport has decreased by 8%

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The Gulfport crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Gulfport 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 Gulfport crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Gulfport (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Gulfport for every 100,000 residents. The Gulfport total amount of daily crime is 1.94 times more than the Mississippi average and 2.07 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Gulfport, is 1.17 times more than the Mississippi average, and it is 1.16 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Gulfport has a daily crime average that is 2.03 times more than the Mississippi average and 2.29 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Gulfport (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Mississippi and all other cities across the US, is Gulfport safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Gulfport is safer than 17% of other cities in the state of Mississippi. In addition, Gulfport is safer than 17% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Mississippi and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Gulfport. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Gulfport is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Gulfport

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Gulfport is 1 in 307
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Gulfport is 1 in 21
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Gulfport is 1 in 20
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Gulfport, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 307. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 21 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Gulfport is 1 in 20.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Gulfport, Mississippi (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Gulfport has decreased by 39%, the amount of property crime in Gulfport has decreased by 5%, and the total amount of crime in Gulfport has decreased by 8% year over year.

      Gulfport police department

      ItemGulfportMississippiNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2404,806558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.53.83.3
      There are a total of 240 Gulfport police officers. This results in 3.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9.1% less than the Mississippi average and 6.4% greater than the National average.

      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
      DeLisle, MS1,20539333372
      Lyman, MS2,42164549613
      Henderson Point, MS1441129601,072
      Latimer, MS6,8241791,5321,711
      Long Beach, MS15,4502131,8252,038
      St. Martin, MS8,2452542,1712,425
      Pass Christian, MS5,3022553,2143,469
      Gulfport, MS71,2653264,8245,150

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lafayette, IN71,2494853,2903,775
      Lynwood, CA71,2336432,0092,652
      Turlock, CA71,1665753,1343,709
      Pawtucket, RI71,3894072,2772,684
      Temple, TX71,1382802,2152,495
      Gulfport, MS71,2653264,8245,150
      Source: The Gulfport, MS crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.