Starkville, MS
Crime Rates

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Starkville, MS crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

With a crime rate of 46 per one thousand residents, Starkville 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 22. Within Mississippi, more than 92% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Starkville.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Starkville'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 Starkville is one in 563.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Starkville is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Starkville, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 23, which is a rate of 44 per one thousand population.

Starkville Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Starkville Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Starkville 1.78
Mississippi 2.86

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 563

in Starkville

1 in 350

in Mississippi


Population: 25,352
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 5 11 28
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.20 0.43 1.10


Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Starkville 44.26
Mississippi 27.34

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 23

in Starkville

1 in 37

in Mississippi

Starkville Property CRIMES

Population: 25,352
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 469 621 32
Rate per 1,000 18.50 24.50 1.26

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Starkville Crimes Per Square Mile

Starkville 46
Mississippi 21