Total crime 24%
Violent crime 9%
Property crime 31%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMyrtle/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,912 (estimate)2,3932,346
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)354 (estimate)291388
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a205.0246.0
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,558 (estimate)2,1021,958

Key findings

  • Myrtle crime rates are 24% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Myrtle are 9% lower than the national average
  • In Myrtle you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Myrtle is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Myrtle has decreased by 10%

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      Daily Crime In Myrtle (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Myrtle

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Myrtle is 1 in 283
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Myrtle is 1 in 40
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Myrtle is 1 in 35

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

      Myrtle police department

      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
      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
      Ecru, MS1,309103745848
      Blue Mountain, MS1,0771421,0281,171
      New Albany, MS8,5892281,6471,875
      Ripley, MS5,3362681,9362,204
      Blue Springs, MS2553402,4532,792
      Potts Camp, MS6613722,6893,061
      Hickory Flat, MS6733742,6993,073
      Myrtle, MS5073542,5582,912

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Winchester, OK5074992,9423,441
      Bentley, KS5075232,7043,226
      Sidon, MS5074703,3973,867
      Spring Bay, IL5075461,9992,545
      Kirkersville, OH5073341,9982,332
      Myrtle, MS5073542,5582,912
      Source: The Myrtle, MS crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.