Jackson, MS Arrest Records

Jackson, MS is among the most violent cities in the USA with 8.53 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 28th safest city in Mississippi among the 37 cities.
Jackson, MS property crime has higher rate than the national average of 28.42, with 46.36 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 5,064 larceny theft related arrests that decreased by 3.03% compared to 2015.

Jackson Crime Rate

Total arrests in Jackson 2016 decreased by 8.41% compared to 2015 and has higher crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes decreased from 1,571 to 1,451 while non-violent crime decreased by 8.55% from 8,621 to 7,884.

5 Crimes In Jackson, MS in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 5,064
Burglary 1,948
Motor vehicle theft 872
Robbery 681
Aggravated assault 605

Other Cities in Mississippi with the Most Arrests

Among the 37 cities in state the most dangerous is Jackson with 1,451 violent crimes that’s 42.55% of total of 3,410. D'Iberville has the highest number of records per 1,000 people that is above the state average of 45 and higher than national average of 33.

City Arrests
Vicksburg 68.08
Greenville 64.82
Biloxi 62.28
Hattiesburg 61.67
McComb 58.82

Safest Cities in Mississippi

Are you planning a move to Mississippi? Here are the safest cities in Mississippi with the lowest arrest rates. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Jackson is 1 out of 252 down by 0.04% compared to previous year. The lowest rate of violent crime is in Petal and the safest city to encounter a property crime is in Madison.

City Arrests
Petal 7.82
Madison 8.12
Brandon 9.65
Ackerman 16.30
Hernando 23.49

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Jackson decreased by 7.64% from 2015 and decreased by 10.43% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 1,620 to 1,451. In 2016 violent crime rate in Jackson was 81.81% higher than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.853%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Jackson decreased by 8.55% from 2015 and decreased by 38.46% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 12,811 to 7,884. In 2016 property crime rate in Jackson was 63.09% higher than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 4.636%.

How Jackson stands up against other cities

Jackson vs. Gulfport

You’ll be in more safety in Jackson compared to Gulfport that had 1.44% higher crime rate compared to Jackson according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 3.5574 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and higher than average 1.2936 in Gulfport city.
Arson rates of 0.5586 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 0.1465 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.3578 in Gulfport.

Jackson vs. Southaven

You’ll be in more risk in Jackson compared to Southaven that had 47.41% lower crime rate compared to Jackson according to the FBI.
Rape rates of 0.6292 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 0.0199 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0000 in Southaven city.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 5.1273 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.6378 in Southaven.

Names with the most arrests in Jackson

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 43.43% are people aged between 21-30. Felonies are committed more by men. Misdemeanor records are popular among black population of the city.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Jackson is 0.66% higher than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 15.04 daily crimes that occur in Jackson.
  • Jackson is safer than Gulfport.
  • In Jackson you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Jackson have decreased by 8.41%.