Carthage, MS
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Carthage, MS crime analytics

Carthage has an overall crime rate of 17 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Carthage is 1 in 60. How does Carthage fare compared to other communities in Mississippi of all population sizes? Carthage's crime rate is lower than approximately 40% of Mississippi communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Carthage has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Carthage is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Carthage 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 Carthage.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Carthage'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 Carthage is one in 817.

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 Carthage 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.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Carthage; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 15 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Carthage Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 45% of U.S. Cities

Carthage Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Carthage 1.22
Mississippi 2.76
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 817

in Carthage

1 in 363

in Mississippi
Population: 4,899
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 2 3 0
Rate per 1,000 0.20 0.41 0.61 0.00
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Carthage 15.31
Mississippi 28.34
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 65

in Carthage

1 in 35

in Mississippi
Carthage Property CRIMES
Population: 4,899
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 12 62 1
Rate per 1,000 2.45 12.66 0.20
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Carthage Crimes Per Square Mile

Carthage 9
Mississippi 21

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