Homelessness is not a crime. However, these are the most common reasons that homeless people are arrested in Hattiesburg:



  • Wandering or strolling about in idleness in public places, for the larger portion of their time Interfering with patrons at businesses
  • Walking/sitting and consuming alcoholic beverage



  • Sitting on public/business property for long periods of time



  • Approaching and begging from a stranger.


This is not intended to list every reason you can be arrested; IT is meant to help you avoid illegal behaviors.