Ocean Springs, MS
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The crime rate in Ocean Springs is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 41 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Ocean Springs is 1 in 24. Based on FBI crime data, Ocean Springs is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Mississippi, Ocean Springs has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Ocean Springs 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 Ocean Springs; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 464. This equates to a rate of 2 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 Ocean Springs 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 Ocean Springs is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Ocean Springs, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 26, which is a rate of 39 per one thousand population.

Ocean Springs Crime Data

 
Crime Index

10

(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Ocean Springs Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

38

690

728

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.15

39.12

41.28

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Ocean Springs 2.15
Mississippi 2.76
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 464

in Ocean Springs

1 in 363

in Mississippi
Ocean Springs VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 17,636
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 1 11 24
Rate per 1,000 0.11 0.06 0.62 1.36
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
Ocean Springs 39.12
Mississippi 28.34
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in Ocean Springs

1 in 35

in Mississippi
Ocean Springs Property CRIMES
Population: 17,636
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 79 579 32
Rate per 1,000 4.48 32.83 1.81
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

Ocean Springs Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Ocean Springs 59
Mississippi 21

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