The city of Mount Vernon, with a total population of 1,508, experienced 244 arrests over the past three years. During 2016, the arrest rate totaled 477.45 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 45.78% difference making Mount Vernon higher than the national average of 327.51 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 13 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Mount Vernon also handled 59 arrests for property crimes during 2016. Compared to Creola and Saraland, Mount Vernon is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of Mount Vernon experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2016, Mount Vernon totaled 13 violent crimes and 59 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2016, Mount Vernon experienced 159 violent crimes. Of those, 1 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, another 8 were for legacy rape, 12 were for robbery, and 138 were for aggravated assault.