Oxford, MS
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The crime rate in Oxford is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 31 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 Oxford is 1 in 32. Based on FBI crime data, Oxford is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Mississippi, Oxford has a crime rate that is higher than 78% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Oxford's violent crime rate is 2 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 Oxford is one in 603.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Oxford's rate for property crime is 30 per one thousand population. This makes Oxford a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Oxford is one in 34.

Oxford Crime Data

 

Crime Index

18

(100 is safest)


Safer than 18% of U.S. Cities

Oxford Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

37

661

698

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.66

29.62

31.28

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Oxford 1.66
Mississippi 2.76

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 603

in Oxford

1 in 363

in Mississippi

Oxford VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 22,314
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 18 * 10 8
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.81 0.45 0.36
* 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
Oxford 29.62
Mississippi 28.34

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 34

in Oxford

1 in 35

in Mississippi

Oxford Property CRIMES

Population: 22,314
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 70 584 7
Rate per 1,000 3.14 26.17 0.31

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

Oxford Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Oxford 44
Mississippi 21