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Total crime 57%
Violent crime 90%
Property crime 51%
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 peopleMadison/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime279n/a (estimate)1,0792,6542,489
Murder0n/a0.011.25.0
Rape0n/a0.025.142.6
Robbery3n/a11.657.181.6
Assault7n/a27.1184.6250.2
Violent crime10n/a (estimate)39278379
Burglary17n/a65.7627.0340.5
Theft251n/a970.51,555.71,549.5
Vehicle theft1n/a3.9193.1219.9
Property crime269n/a (estimate)1,0402,3762,110

Key findings

  • Madison crime rates are 57% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Madison are 90% lower than the national average
  • In Madison you have a 1 in 93 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Madison is safer than 80% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Madison has increased by 8%

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      Daily Crime In Madison (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Madison, Mississippi is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Madison are 2.46 times less than the Mississippi average and 2.31 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Madison are 7.19 times less than than Mississippi and 9.81 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Madison are 2.28 times less than than Mississippi and 2.03 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Madison (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Madison to every other city in Mississippi, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Madison safe? The gauges above illustrate that Madison is safer than 92% of every city located within Mississippi along with 80% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Mississippi and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Madison, MS is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Madison

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Madison is 1 in 2587
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Madison is 1 in 97
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Madison is 1 in 93
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Madison, Mississippi? If you reside in Madison, then there is a 1 in 2587 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 97. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 93 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Madison.

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

      Determining whether Madison is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Madison violent crime rates have decreased by 44%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 11% year over year. Total crimes for Madison has increased by 8% in the same time frame.

      Madison police department

      ItemMadisonMississippiNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)984,806558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.03.83.3
      There are a total of 98 Madison police officers. This results in 4.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.5% greater than the Mississippi average and 22.3% 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
      Flora, MS2,0581079151,022
      Kearney Park, MS1,4051099281,036
      Brandon, MS23,1861061,1011,208
      Clinton, MS25,4111871,6001,788
      Ridgeland, MS24,3382732,0072,280
      Canton, MS13,5042462,1042,350
      Pearl, MS26,3442882,4622,750
      Madison, MS25,473391,0401,079

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Zanesville, OH25,4673514,2264,577
      Reading, MA25,49012458470
      Burlington, IA25,4923662,3742,739
      Oakleaf Plantation, FL25,4473872,1972,584
      Alvin, TX25,5002392,4522,692
      Madison, MS25,473391,0401,079
      Source: The Madison, 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.