Laurel, MS Arrest Records

Laurel, MS is among the safest cities in the USA with 4.18 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 23rd safest city in Mississippi among the 37 cities.
Laurel, MS property crime has higher rate than the national average of 28.42, with 44.78 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 569 larceny theft related arrests that decreased by 10.39% compared to 2015.

Laurel Crime Rate

Total arrests in Laurel 2016 decreased by 15.91% compared to 2015 and has higher crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes increased from 72 to 79 while non-violent crime decreased by 17.7% from 1,028 to 846.

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

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 569
Burglary 248
Aggravated assault 34
Motor vehicle theft 29
Robbery 27

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 Laurel 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 Laurel increased by 9.72% from 2015 and decreased by 2.47% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 81 to 79. In 2016 violent crime rate in Laurel was 10.9% lower than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.418%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Laurel decreased by 17.7% from 2015 and decreased by 25.98% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 1,143 to 846. In 2016 property crime rate in Laurel was 57.53% higher than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 4.478%.

How Laurel stands up against other cities

Laurel vs. Gautier

You’ll be in more risk in Laurel compared to Gautier that had 30.03% lower crime rate compared to Laurel according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 1.7995 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and lower than average 1.9929 in Gautier city.
Larceny rates of 30.1154 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 20.5437 per 1,000 people and higher than average 22.0295 in Gautier.

Laurel vs. Ocean Springs

You’ll be in more risk in Laurel compared to Ocean Springs that had 18.59% lower crime rate compared to Laurel according to the FBI.
Robbery rates of 1.4290 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 1.3602 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.4523 in Ocean Springs city.
Burglary rates of 13.1259 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 5.0167 per 1,000 people and higher than average 6.3885 in Ocean Springs.

Names with the most arrests in Laurel

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 42.66% are people aged between 21-30. Felonies are committed more by men.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Laurel is 0.48% higher than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 13.41 daily crimes that occur in Laurel.
  • Laurel is more violent than Gautier.
  • In Laurel you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Laurel have decreased by 15.91%.