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Safest Cities in Mississippi

2019 Guide to Mississippi's Safest Cities

List of Mississippi’s Safest Cities

 

Bordered by the Mississippi River along much of it’s west coast, there is no shortage of swampland when flood season hits. It’s warm humid climate was conducive for cotton production in it’s early years.

Mississippi is the 34th most populous state in the country and has a median household income of $43,529- the lowest in the nation.

Nevertheless, the Magnolia State enjoys a moderate crime rate and offers a number of relatively low crime areas in which one can reside.  

 

Average Mississippi Crime Rate

 

The average Mississippi Crime Rate is as follows:

Average Property Crimes

Average Michigan Crime Rate -Property Crimes

(per 100,000 residents)

 

What are the Safest Places to Live in Mississippi?

 

The Hospitality State is home to a number of communities with reputations for relatively low crime rates.

Nine of the Top 10 Safest Cities in Mississippi have 1000 or less property crimes.

Seven of these communities had less than 50 violent crimes.

If you are looking for the best places to live in Mississippi, this list of safest cities in Mississippi is a good place to start.

Following are the top cities with populations above 10,000 which have been recognized as the safest communities in The Magnolia State.

The Top 10 Safest Cities in Mississippi

(Population 10K +)

1.   Madison

2.   Brandon

3.   Byram

4.   Horn Lake

5.   West Point

6.   Ridgeland

7.   Oxford

8.   Southaven

9.   Brookhaven

10. Starkville

Safest Cities in Mississippi – Video Summary

 

Madison, MS

Madison, MS

Population

26,339

Violent Crimes

11

Property Crimes

251

Brandon, MS

Brandon, MS

Population

24,125

Violent Crimes

27

Property Crimes

224

Byram,MS

Byram, MS

Population

11,459

Violent Crimes

18

Property Crimes

238

Horn Lake, MS

Horn Lake, MS

Population

27,199

Violent Crimes

32

Property Crimes

703

West Point, MS

West Point, MS

Population

10,817

Violent Crimes

49

Property Crimes

276

Ridgeland, MS

Ridgeland, MS

Population

24,551

Violent Crimes

59

Property Crimes

633

Oxford, MS

Oxford, MS

Population

24,071

Violent Crimes

36

Property Crimes

664

Southaven, MS

Southaven, MS

Population

53,928

Violent Crimes

75

Property Crimes

1479

Brookhaven, MS

Brookhaven, MS

Population

12,334

Violent Crimes

67

Property Crimes

342

Starkville, MS

Starkville, MS

Population

25,852

Violent Crimes

41

Property Crimes

922

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How We Rated Safest Cities in Mississippi

 

To rank the safest towns and cities of Mississippi, we referenced the most recent complete (2017) FBI Uniform Crime Report. Towns and cities with ten thousand residents or higher, who recorded their crime data, were included.

We analyzed both “Violent” (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and “Property Crimes” (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft).  In order to reflect the seriousness of the crimes, these figures were weighted. Property crimes which were factored by .50 and were added to the violent crimes.

The sum of the two was then divided by the population in the community. For comparison purposes, we normalized the mathematical finding to reflect weighted criminal offenses per 100,000.

 

The Best Places to Live in Mississippi – Crime Ratings

 

While no rating system is perfect, this provides a reasonably good mathematical gauge of the overall safety and security in the community. If you’re looking to find the best places to live in Mississippi, this list is a great place to start.

Please note that not every town and city reports their records. If a town or city did not report their stats to the FBI, they were not included in the list.  Any communities with reporting ommissions or anomalies might also not be reflected in this year’s rankings.

When evaluating a community, one must realize that certain neighborhoods inside any city may have much lower crime rates than other areas. This is especially true in larger cities. Consequently, it is important to check into specific neighborhoods within the community and talk with local authorities to get a feel for the security and safety of a neighborhood.

If you are interested in ways to keep your family and home safer, check out our Tips for Better Home Security…and consider a professionally monitored home security system.

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