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Oxford Declared Fourth Safest City in Mississippi

Photo by Jim Hendrix
Photo by Jim Hendrix

A nationally-featured online resource and database of public records, BackgroundChecks.org has recently featured the safest cities in Mississippi. It declared the city of Oxford as the fourth most safe Mississippian city out of the 15 listed cities.

Background Checks wrote:

“A city in Lafayette County, Oxford has a current population of 20,800 residents. Also the county seat, the community was founded in 1837, is home to the University of Mississippi (“Ole Miss”), and was named by USA Today as one of the top six college towns in the country. The violent crime rate here is 41.2, and residents of Oxford have a 1% chance of being involved in a property crime.”

Oxford police department’s Chief Joey East is glad to have Oxford recognized as one of the safest cities in Mississippi.

“This represents the work of everyone in our community, not just the Oxford police department,” said East. “Safety is truly a community effort. Everyone in the Oxford/Lafayette community works so well together, including law enforcement, fire services, school officials, church leaders, all our citizens and our government leaders.”

East said in addition, “I am so proud to live in a place where everyone, not just law enforcement, is involved in keeping their community safe. We all should be proud of this recognition.”


Callie Daniels Bryant is the senior managing editor at HottyToddy.com. She can be reached at callie.daniels@hottytoddy.com.

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