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Bay St. Louis, MS crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Bay St. Louis is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 24 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Bay St. Louis is 1 in 42. Based on FBI crime data, Bay St. Louis is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Mississippi, Bay St. Louis has a crime rate that is higher than 78% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Bay St. Louis to other communities of similar population, then Bay St. Louis crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Bay St. Louis does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Bay St. Louis does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Bay St. Louis.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Bay St. Louis's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Bay St. Louis is one in 774.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Bay St. Louis experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Bay St. Louis's rate for property crime is 22 per one thousand population. This makes Bay St. Louis a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Bay St. Louis is one in 45.

Bay St. Louis Crime Data

 

Crime Index

22

(100 is safest)


Safer than 22% of U.S. Cities

Bay St. Louis Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

12

207

219

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.29

22.30

23.59

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.29
2.92
National Median: 4
    Bay St. Louis
    Mississippi

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 774

in Bay St. Louis

1 in 343

in Mississippi

Bay St. Louis VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 9,284
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 1 3 5
Rate per 1,000 0.32 0.11 0.32 0.54

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
22.3
21.06
National Median: 19
    Bay St. Louis
    Mississippi

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 45

in Bay St. Louis

1 in 47

in Mississippi

Bay St. Louis Property CRIMES

Population: 9,284
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 77 106 24
Rate per 1,000 8.29 11.42 2.59

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Bay St. Louis Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
14
16
National Median: 26.9
    Bay St. Louis
    Mississippi

Zip Codes in Bay St. Louis, MS