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State Overview

Domestic Violence Legislation:Yes (§97-3-7)
NIBRS Status:Testing
Law Enforcement DV System:No
Service Provider DV System:Summary
Service Provider SA System:Summary

State Summary

Mississippi has statewide legislation defining domestic violence and it does include same-sex romantic relationships. Since the state does not have a statewide Uniform Crime Reporting Unit, no law enforcement data are collected at the state level. The Mississippi Department of Health collects information from 14 domestic violence shelters and 8 rape crisis centers in the state using standardized forms. These data are in turn shared with the Department of Public Safety, the Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and the Mississippi State Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The Department of Health publishes statistics related to domestic violence and sexual assault in its Annual Report. The Mississippi Attorney General's Office Crime Prevention and Victim Services Division collects information on referrals from law enforcement agencies and service providers and publishes monthly statistical reports.

The Department of Health and Attorney General's Office will share data upon request.

State Projects

  • No state projects currently underway.

Available Reports

Domestic Violence

Violence Against Women

Sample Data Collection Forms

These forms are used by the Mississippi Department of Health:

This is the form used by the Mississippi Office of the Attorney General's Crime Victim and Victim Services Division:

This form is not a collection form but is rather an information request form used by the Coalition Against Sexual Assault:

Available Data

Domestic Violence

Sexual Assault

Links to Agencies and Resources

Local Services, Shelters and Hotlines

  • Gulf Coast Women's Center for Non-Violence (Biloxi) - (800) 800-1396/(228) 435-1968
  • Safe Haven (Columbus) - (800) 890-6040/(662) 327-6040
  • Our House (Greenville) - (662) 334-6873
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Center (Hattiesburg) - (601) 265-7777
  • Jackson Rape Crisis Center (Jackson) - (601) 948-4498
  • Jackson Shelter for Battered Families (Jackson) - (601) 366-0750
  • Catholic Charities (Jackson) - (800) 273-9012/(601) 366-0222
  • Domestic Abuse Family Shelter (Laurel) - (800) 649-1092
  • South Central Resource Center (Mendenhall) - (601) 847-5802
  • Care Lodge (Meridian) - (601) 693-4673
  • Wesley House Community Center (Meridian) - (601) 485-4736
  • Guardian Sexual Assault Center (Natchez) - (601) 446-8668
  • The Guardian Shelter for Battered Families (Natchez) - (800) 273-6938/(601) 442-0142
  • Domestic Violence Project (Oxford) - (800) 227-5764/(601) 234-5085
  • Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi (Oxford)
  • The Salvation Army Domestic Violence Shelter (Pascagoula) - (800) 382-7649/(228) 762-8267
  • Center for Violence Prevention (Pearl) - (601) 932-4198
  • House of Grace (Southaven) - (662) 342-3900
  • S.A.F.E. (Tupelo) - (800) 527-7233/(662) 841-2273
  • Haven House Family Shelter (Vicksburg) - (800) 898-0860/(601) 638-0555