Lexington, MS
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Lexington, MS crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

Lexington has an overall crime rate of 16 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 Lexington is 1 in 62. How does Lexington fare compared to other communities in Mississippi of all population sizes? Lexington's crime rate is lower than approximately 42% of Mississippi communities.

How does the crime rate in Lexington compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Lexington with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Lexington's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Lexington 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 Lexington; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 402. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Lexington; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 14 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Lexington Crime Data

 

Crime Index

47

(100 is safest)


Safer than 47% of U.S. Cities

Lexington Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

4

22

26

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.49

13.67

16.16

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lexington 2.49
Mississippi 2.76

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 402

in Lexington

1 in 363

in Mississippi

Lexington VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 1,609
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
Lexington 13.67
Mississippi 28.34

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 73

in Lexington

1 in 35

in Mississippi

Lexington Property CRIMES

Population: 1,609
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

Lexington Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Lexington 11
Mississippi 21

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