Natchez, MS
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With a crime rate of 66 per one thousand residents, Natchez 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 15. Within Mississippi, more than 96% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Natchez.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 15,128, Natchez has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Natchez does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Natchez.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Natchez 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 Natchez; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 309. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Natchez experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Natchez is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Natchez, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 16, which is a rate of 63 per one thousand population.

Natchez Crime Data

 
Crime Index

2

(100 is safest)


Safer than 2% of U.S. Cities

Natchez Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

49

952

1,001

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.24

62.93

66.17

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Natchez 3.24
Mississippi 2.76
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 309

in Natchez

1 in 363

in Mississippi
Natchez VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 15,128
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 3 * 12 31
Rate per 1,000 0.20 0.20 0.79 2.05
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.
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
Natchez 62.93
Mississippi 28.34
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 16

in Natchez

1 in 35

in Mississippi
Natchez Property CRIMES
Population: 15,128
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 141 777 34
Rate per 1,000 9.32 51.36 2.25
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

Natchez Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Natchez 72
Mississippi 21