Pascagoula, MS


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Pascagoula, MS crime analytics

With a crime rate of 73 per one thousand residents, Pascagoula 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 14. Within Mississippi, more than 99% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Pascagoula.

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 22,126, Pascagoula has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Pascagoula 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 Pascagoula.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Pascagoula 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 Pascagoula; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 211. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Pascagoula is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Pascagoula, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 15, which is a rate of 68 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Pascagoula 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 Pascagoula is one in 287.

Pascagoula Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 2% of U.S. Cities

Pascagoula Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Pascagoula 4.75
Mississippi 2.76
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 211

in Pascagoula

1 in 363

in Mississippi
Population: 22,126
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 21 39 44
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.95 1.76 1.99
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)

Pascagoula 68.29
Mississippi 28.34
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 15

in Pascagoula

1 in 35

in Mississippi
Pascagoula Property CRIMES
Population: 22,126
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 253 1,181 77
Rate per 1,000 11.43 53.38 3.48
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

Pascagoula Crimes Per Square Mile

Pascagoula 91
Mississippi 21