The National Council for Home Safety and Security announced their ranking of the Safest Cities in Mississippi for 2018. The top ten are:
4. Long Beach
6. Horn Lake
7. Olive Branch
10. West Point
For more information: https://www.alarms.org/safest-cities-in-mississippi-2018
To identify the safest cities, they reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with population data and internal research. Cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and with populations under 1,000 were removed.
The cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people. These variables were then weighted, with violent crimes assigned a value 1.5 times (due to their severity) that of property crimes.
The report was formally released on February 14, 2018.
The National Council for Home Safety and Security is a trade association comprised of home security professionals across the United States. The council advocates for safe communities and home safety with a strong focus on community involvement.