Yazoo City, MS
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Yazoo City, 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

With a crime rate of 77 per one thousand residents, Yazoo City 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 13. Within Mississippi, more than 100% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Yazoo City.

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 11,245, Yazoo City has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Yazoo City 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 Yazoo City.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Yazoo City 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 Yazoo City.

For Yazoo City, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Yazoo City is one in 89.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Yazoo City is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Yazoo City, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 15, which is a rate of 66 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Yazoo City 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 Yazoo City is one in 312.

Yazoo City Crime Data

 

Crime Index

1

(100 is safest)


Safer than 1% of U.S. Cities

Yazoo City Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

127

739

866

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

11.29

65.72

77.01

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Yazoo City 11.29
Mississippi 2.76

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 89

in Yazoo City

1 in 363

in Mississippi

Yazoo City VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 11,245
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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
Yazoo City 65.72
Mississippi 28.34

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 15

in Yazoo City

1 in 35

in Mississippi

Yazoo City Property CRIMES

Population: 11,245
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

Yazoo City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Yazoo City 87
Mississippi 21

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