Charleston, MS
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The crime rate in Charleston is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 26 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 Charleston is 1 in 38. Based on FBI crime data, Charleston is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Mississippi, Charleston has a crime rate that is higher than 75% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Charleston to other communities of similar population, then Charleston crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Charleston 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 Charleston 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 Charleston.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Charleston occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Charleston; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 341. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Charleston's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Charleston 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 Charleston is one in 43.

Charleston Crime Data

 
Crime Index

24

(100 is safest)


Safer than 24% of U.S. Cities

Charleston Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

6

48

54

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.93

23.44

26.37

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Charleston 2.93
Mississippi 2.76
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 341

in Charleston

1 in 363

in Mississippi
Charleston VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 2,048
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
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)

Crime
Charleston 23.44
Mississippi 28.34
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 43

in Charleston

1 in 35

in Mississippi
Charleston Property CRIMES
Population: 2,048
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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

Charleston Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Charleston 40
Mississippi 21

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