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Howell County, Missouri Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 11,320 total crimes reported in Howell County, Missouri (948 of them violent). Of the 1,132 crimes that occur a year in Howell County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Howell County, Missouri every 7 hours. This includes 9 murders, 51 rapes, and more than eight thousand thefts (including 562 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Howell County, Missouri for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Howell County increased by 63 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 65 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Howell County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly two thousand for Howell County, Missouri in 2009.

Crime Trends in Howell County, Missouri (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Howell County, Missouri (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Howell County, Missouri law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Howell County 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.