Houston, MS
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According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Houston is safer than 66% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Mississippi, only on the order of 32% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Houston. If you live in Houston, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 91. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 35.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, Houston has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Houston 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 Houston 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 Houston.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Houston'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 Houston is one in 886.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Houston is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Houston than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 101.

Houston Crime Data

 
Crime Index

66

(100 is safest)


Safer than 66% of U.S. Cities

Houston Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

4

35

39

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.13

9.88

11.00

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Houston 1.13
Mississippi 2.76
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 886

in Houston

1 in 363

in Mississippi
Houston VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 3,544
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
Houston 9.88
Mississippi 28.34
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 101

in Houston

1 in 35

in Mississippi
Houston Property CRIMES
Population: 3,544
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

Houston Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Houston 5
Mississippi 21

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