Police Shootings and Violent Crime Statistics in Mississippi

Mississippi has a population of 2,988,762. In the year 2020, 11 people were killed by police in Mississippi, that number decreased 60.71% over the previous year. The state ranks in the #38 position in violent crimes per 100k population, and #9 in total police killings per 100k people. The largest minority in the state are Blacks which represent 37.53 percent of the population followed by Hispanics at 3.03%. You are 5.35 times more likely to get killed by a police officer if you are black in the state of Mississippi.

Mississippi

Police Killings

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 27
  • 18
  • 9
  • 0
General Statistics (2020 est)
State Population 2,988,762
Black Population 1,121,752
Black Population % 37.53%
White Population 1,696,952
White Population % 56.78%
Hispanic Population 90,493
Hispanic Population % 3.03%
Police Killings (2013-2020)
Total killed by police 108
Blacks killed by police 42
Whites killed by police 53
Hispanics killed by police 1
Crime Statistics (2020 est)
Violent Crime Rate 234.4 per 100k
Incarceration Rate 812.0 per 100k
Poverty Rate 19.7%
Most dangerous city Brookhaven