Reported Annual Crime In Hattiesburg

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHattiesburg/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,899n/a (estimate)6,1673,0492,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHattiesburg/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder8n/a17.08.05.3
Rape10n/a21.342.740.4
Robbery52n/a110.680.2102.8
Assault77n/a163.8149.6248.5
Violent crime147n/a (estimate)313281386
Burglary374n/a795.6781.4468.9
Theft2,292n/a4,876.01,842.11,745.0
Vehicle theft86n/a183.0144.7236.9
Property crime2,752n/a (estimate)5,8552,7682,451
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Hattiesburg, MS is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Hattiesburg, MS. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Hattiesburg, MS averages 102% higher than the rest of Mississippi while the rate of crime on a national scale is 117% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Hattiesburg, MS is 11% higher than the average rate of crime in Mississippi and 19% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 112% higher than the remainder of the state of Mississippi and 139% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Hattiesburg, MS area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Hattiesburg is 117% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 16.9 daily crimes that occur in Hattiesburg.
  • Hattiesburg is safer than 13% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Hattiesburg you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Hattiesburg has decreased by 6%.

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Daily Crime In Hattiesburg (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Hattiesburg, MS per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Mississippi as well as national figures. In Hattiesburg, MS the total number of daily crimes is 2.02 times more than the Mississippi average and 2.17 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Hattiesburg, MS are 1.11 times more than the Mississippi average and 1.24 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Hattiesburg, MS has a daily crime rate that is 2.12 times more than the Mississippi average and 2.39 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Hattiesburg (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Mississippi and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Hattiesburg, MS? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Hattiesburg, MS has been ranked safer than 22% of other cities in the state of Mississippi. In addition, Hattiesburg, MS is safer than 13% 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 Hattiesburg, MS. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Hattiesburg, MS is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Hattiesburg

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Hattiesburg is 1 in 320
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Hattiesburg is 1 in 18
The chance of being a victim of crime in Hattiesburg is 1 in 17
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Hattiesburg, MS? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Hattiesburg, MS, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 320. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 18 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Hattiesburg, MS is 1 in 17.

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

A good indicator of whether Hattiesburg, MS is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Hattiesburg, MS has increased by 41%, while the property crime rate in Hattiesburg, MS has decreased by 8% year over year. The number of total crimes in Hattiesburg, MS has decreased by 6% year over year.

Hattiesburg police department

ItemHattiesburgMississippiNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2364,806558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.83.3

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
Petal, MS10,73619763782
Sumrall, MS1,79579777856
Arnold Line, MS2,349929111,003
Purvis, MS2,4471101,0841,194
Glendale, MS1,9171201,1861,306
Rawls Springs, MS1,2491201,1871,308
West Hattiesburg, MS5,7641791,7671,946
Hattiesburg, MS46,8463135,8556,167

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Mentor, OH46,8961092,2072,316
Mansfield, OH46,9024485,5836,031
Middletown, CT46,9331501,9902,140
Hattiesburg, MS46,8463135,8556,167
Source: The Hattiesburg, MS crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.