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Total crime 39%
Violent crime 4%
Property crime 47%
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.
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 peopleWest/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,468 (estimate)2,6542,489
Murdern/an/an/a11.25.0
Rapen/an/an/a25.142.6
Robberyn/an/an/a57.181.6
Assaultn/an/an/a184.6250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)363 (estimate)278379
Burglaryn/an/an/a627.0340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,555.71,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a193.1219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,105 (estimate)2,3762,110

Key findings

  • West crime rates are 39% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in West are 4% lower than the national average
  • In West you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • West is safer than 23% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in West has increased by 1%

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

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      Daily Crime In West (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West is 1 in 276
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in West is 1 in 33
      The chance of being a victim of crime in West is 1 in 29

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

      West police department

      ItemWestMississippiNational
      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
      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

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      Durant, MS2,8511591,3611,520
      Kosciusko, MS7,2083401,5651,904
      Sallis, MS1443623,0953,457
      Vaiden, MS7554493,8404,289
      West, MS2213633,1053,468

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Caryville, FL2216113,4684,079
      Salamonia, IN2215873,1193,706
      Paint Rock, AL2217523,9364,688
      Central Bridge, NY2215802,2192,799
      Fayetteville, TX2214842,7603,244
      West, MS2213633,1053,468
      Source: The West, 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.