Columbia, MS
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With a crime rate of 49 per one thousand residents, Columbia has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 20. Within Mississippi, more than 89% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Columbia.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Columbia 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 Columbia; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 283. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Columbia is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Columbia, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 22, which is a rate of 46 per one thousand population.

Columbia Crime Data

 
Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Columbia Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

22

284

306

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.53

45.59

49.13

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Columbia 3.53
Mississippi 2.76
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 283

in Columbia

1 in 363

in Mississippi
Columbia VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 6,229
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
Columbia 45.59
Mississippi 28.34
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 22

in Columbia

1 in 35

in Mississippi
Columbia Property CRIMES
Population: 6,229
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

Columbia Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Columbia 45
Mississippi 21

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