Petal, MS
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Petal, MS crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

Petal's overall rate of crime is sufficiently low that NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows the city to be one of the safest in both Mississippi and the nation. Petal's crime rate is just 5 per 1,000 people, which means that a person's chance of becoming a victim in Petal is one in 210.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Petal, and we found that the crime rate in Petal is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Petal is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

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

For Petal, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Petal than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 3567, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Petal compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Petal is just 4 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Petal is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Petal Crime Data

 

Crime Index

92

(100 is safest)


Safer than 92% of U.S. Cities

Petal Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

3

48

51

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.28

4.49

4.77

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Petal 0.28
Mississippi 2.76

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 3,567

in Petal

1 in 363

in Mississippi

Petal VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 10,701
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 2 1
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.19 0.09

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
Petal 4.49
Mississippi 28.34

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 223

in Petal

1 in 35

in Mississippi

Petal Property CRIMES

Population: 10,701
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 20 24 4
Rate per 1,000 1.87 2.24 0.37

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

Petal Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Petal 3
Mississippi 21