Reported Annual Crime In Joplin

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleJoplin/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,826n/a (estimate)7,4423,3522,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleJoplin/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a5.88.34.9
Rape43n/a83.642.038.6
Robbery84n/a163.4104.8101.9
Assault182n/a354.0342.4237.8
Violent crime312n/a (estimate)607497373
Burglary510n/a992.0559.0491.4
Theft2,679n/a5,210.92,015.81,775.4
Vehicle theft325n/a632.1279.4220.2
Property crime3,514n/a (estimate)6,8352,8542,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Joplin, MO is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Joplin, MO. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Joplin, MO averages 122% higher than the rest of Missouri while the rate of crime on a national scale is 160% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Joplin, MO is 22% higher than the average rate of crime in Missouri and 63% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 139% higher than the remainder of the state of Missouri and 175% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Joplin, MO area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Joplin is 160% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 20.39 daily crimes that occur in Joplin.
  • Joplin is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Joplin you have a 1 in 14 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Joplin has decreased by 10%.

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Daily Crime In Joplin (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Joplin, MO per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Missouri as well as national figures. In Joplin, MO the total number of daily crimes is 2.22 times more than the Missouri average and 2.60 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Joplin, MO are 1.22 times more than the Missouri average and 1.63 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Joplin, MO has a daily crime rate that is 2.39 times more than the Missouri average and 2.75 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Joplin (higher is better)

How safe is Joplin, MO compared to other cities in Missouri and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Joplin, MO is safer than 10% of the cities in Missouri and 7% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Missouri and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Joplin, MO. Overall, Joplin, MO is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Joplin

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Joplin is 1 in 165
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Joplin is 1 in 15
The chance of being a victim of crime in Joplin is 1 in 14
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Joplin, MO? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Joplin, MO, you have a 1 in 165 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 15. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Joplin, MO is 1 in 14.

Year Over Year Crime In Joplin (per 100,000 people)

The year over year crime rate for Joplin, MO is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Joplin, MO has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 18% in Joplin, MO, while property crimes in Joplin, MO have decreased by 12%. Crimes in total for Joplin, MO have decreased by 10% year over year.

Joplin police department

ItemJoplinMissouriNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)15112,139556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.04.13.3
There are a total of 151 Joplin police officers. This results in 3.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 26.4% less than the Missouri average and 8.7% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Missouri

StateTotal offendersMissouri /100KNational /100K
Missouri15,122264222
There are a total of 15,122 sex offenders in Missouri. This yields a total of 264 sex offenders in Missouri per 100,000 residents which is 19% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Purcell, MO447000
Oronogo, MO2,67383625708
Riverton, KS1,1241781,2401,417
Diamond, MO9001081,4011,509
Loma Linda, MO8002311,3271,558
Joplin, MO50,9006076,8357,442

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Minnetonka, MN50,897921,6161,708
Charleston, WV50,9111,2406,6017,840
Glendora, CA50,8551062,5812,688
DeSoto, TX50,8373192,7643,083
Harrisonburg, VA50,8212242,3262,550
Joplin, MO50,9006076,8357,442
Source: The Joplin, MO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.