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Mississippi
Population: 2,871,782

In 2003, NHTSA reports no known* fatalities by pursuit crashes in Mississippi. Deaths of passengers -- including children -- in the chased vehicles are not counted as innocent victims. Their deaths are counted as "occupants of chased vehicles."

Mississippi Department of Public Safety

Google: Mississippi Police Pursuit

Google: Mississippi Police Chase

National Association of Police Organizations

National Sheriffs' Association


Drive & Stay Alive: Police Pursuits

*Police pursuit deaths are under-reported for many reasons, click here.

Reported Deaths
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Reports on fatalities due to violent pursuit crashes, click here.

2003 NHTSA report by state, click here.
1992 through 2001 NHTSA reports by state, click here.

Mississippi Laws Governing Police Vehicular Pursuit
Research in progress

Mississippi's Penalties for Fleeing
Research in progress

Mississippi's Penalties for Fleeing Juveniles
Research in progress

Pending Mississippi Legislation on Police Pursuits
The Clarion-Ledger: Fleeing should be a felony February 4, 2004

Media reports on Mississippi pursuits

BREAKING speed limit should not merit death
Jackson Clarion Ledger - Jackson, MS, June 27, 2004
... that high-speed police pursuits can be -- and too often are -- deadly.  More than 50 people in Mississippi have died in crashes related to these chases in the last 10 years. 

USA Today: Police pressured to call off chase January 5, 2003

Linda McCoy, Victims of Police Pursuit, Jackson, Mississippi, writes letter to LACP.org: Police Chases in Mississippi and the Nation January 1, 2003.

Response from Marie Gray of Alabama: Hot Pursuit ... Ms. Linda McCoy, Mississippi, (Letter to the Editor, Jan 1st) is exactly right in her analysis and description of police chases... January 10, 2003

 


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