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Total crime 35%
Violent crime 56%
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 peopleSouthaven/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,870n/a (estimate)3,3562,6542,489
Murder5n/a9.011.25.0
Rape4n/a7.225.142.6
Robbery26n/a46.757.181.6
Assault57n/a102.3184.6250.2
Violent crime92n/a (estimate)165278379
Burglary206n/a369.7627.0340.5
Theft1,393n/a2,500.11,555.71,549.5
Vehicle theft179n/a321.3193.1219.9
Property crime1,778n/a (estimate)3,1912,3762,110

Key findings

  • Southaven crime rates are 35% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Southaven are 56% lower than the national average
  • In Southaven you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Southaven is safer than 33% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Southaven has increased by 8%

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

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      Daily Crime In Southaven (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Southaven on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Mississippi and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Southaven (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Mississippi, are 1.26 times more than the state average and 1.35 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Southaven on a daily basis are 1.68 times less than than Mississippi average and 2.30 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Southaven are 1.34 times more than the daily state average and 1.51 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Southaven (higher is better)

      How safe is Southaven, Mississippi compared to other cities in Mississippi and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Southaven is safer than 61% of the cities in Mississippi and 33% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Mississippi and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Southaven. Overall, Southaven is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Southaven

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Southaven is 1 in 606
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Southaven is 1 in 32
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Southaven is 1 in 30
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Southaven, Mississippi? If you reside in Southaven, then there is a 1 in 606 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 32. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 30 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Southaven.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Southaven, 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 Southaven has increased by 33%, the amount of property crime in Southaven has increased by 7%, and the total amount of crime in Southaven has increased by 8% year over year.

      Southaven police department

      ItemSouthavenMississippiNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1304,806558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.63.83.3
      There are a total of 130 Southaven police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 31.6% less than the Mississippi average and 19.9% less 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
      Bridgetown, MS2,04544373416
      Lynchburg, MS2,19779677756
      Walls, MS1,32696823920
      Hernando, MS15,2271201,0251,145
      Germantown, TN39,213921,2571,349
      Bartlett, TN58,3183151,7552,070
      Olive Branch, MS35,5082302,3042,533
      Southaven, MS51,8161653,1913,356

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      DeSoto, TX51,8543262,1992,525
      Palm Beach Gardens, FL51,8651362,2632,399
      Battle Creek, MI51,7639373,2494,186
      Commerce City, CO51,7314523,0653,517
      Hoffman Estates, IL51,727127845973
      Southaven, MS51,8161653,1913,356
      Source: The Southaven, 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.