RecordsPedia Public Records

Missouri Crime Statistics

This page contains crime numbers for Missouri. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Missouri compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Missouri, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 2,552,069 total crimes reported in Missouri (292,853 of them violent). Of the 255,207 crimes that happen every year in Missouri, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Missouri every 2 minutes. This includes 3,661 murders, 15,229 rapes, and almost two million thefts (including 253,804 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Missouri for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Missouri has lessened by 2%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 8%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 10 years in Missouri. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to two hundred and fifty thousand for Missouri in 2009.

Crime Trends in Missouri (1999-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in states like Missouri (1999-2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

Arizona Crime Statistics Washington Crime Statistics Tennessee Crime Statistics Maryland Crime Statistics Missouri Crime Statistics Colorado Crime Statistics Indiana Crime Statistics Minnesota Crime Statistics Wisconsin Crime Statistics Massachusetts Crime Statistics

Crime Data Information

Missouri law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Missouri conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.