Moss Point, MS
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With a crime rate of 48 per one thousand residents, Moss Point 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 21. Within Mississippi, more than 89% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Moss Point.

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

For Moss Point, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Moss Point is one in 169.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Moss Point is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Moss Point, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 24, which is a rate of 42 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Moss Point has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Moss Point is one in 369.

Moss Point Crime Data

 
Crime Index

7

(100 is safest)


Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Moss Point Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

81

574

655

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.93

42.04

47.97

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Moss Point 5.93
Mississippi 2.76
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 169

in Moss Point

1 in 363

in Mississippi
Moss Point VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 13,654
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
Moss Point 42.04
Mississippi 28.34
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 24

in Moss Point

1 in 35

in Mississippi
Moss Point Property CRIMES
Population: 13,654
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

Moss Point Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Moss Point 25
Mississippi 21