Reported Annual Crime In Salem

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalem/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime176n/a (estimate)3,5093,3522,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalem/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a19.98.34.9
Rape0n/a0.042.038.6
Robbery0n/a0.0104.8101.9
Assault7n/a139.6342.4237.8
Violent crime8n/a (estimate)160497373
Burglary22n/a438.7559.0491.4
Theft142n/a2,831.52,015.81,775.4
Vehicle theft4n/a79.8279.4220.2
Property crime168n/a (estimate)3,3502,8542,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Salem, MO is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 5% higher than the average of crimes committed in Missouri. It is also 23% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Salem, MO shows a crime rate that is 68% lower than the Missouri average. The crime rate is also 57% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Salem, MO is shown to be 17% higher than the Missouri average and 35% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Salem is 23% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.61 daily crimes that occur in Salem.
  • Salem is safer than 41% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Salem you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Salem has decreased by 22%.

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Daily Crime In Salem (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Salem, MO for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Missouri as well as those across America as a whole. The Salem, MO total amount of daily offenses is 1.05 times more than the Missouri average and 1.23 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Salem, MO is 3.12 times less than the Missouri average, and it is 2.34 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Salem, MO has a daily crime figure that is 1.17 times more than the Missouri average and 1.35 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Salem (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Missouri and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Salem, MO? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Salem, MO has been ranked safer than 45% of other cities in the state of Missouri. In addition, Salem, MO is safer than 41% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Missouri and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Salem, MO. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Salem, MO is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Salem

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Salem is 1 in 627
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Salem is 1 in 30
The chance of being a victim of crime in Salem is 1 in 29
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Salem, 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 Salem, MO, you have a 1 in 627 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 30. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Salem, MO is 1 in 29.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Salem, MO is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Salem, MO has increased by 60% and the rate of property crime in Salem, MO has decreased by 24%. The total crime rate in Salem, MO has decreased by 22% year to year.

Salem police department

ItemSalemMissouriNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1812,139556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.64.13.3
There are a total of 18 Salem police officers. This results in 3.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 10.5% less than the Missouri average and 11% greater 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
Salem, MO4,9791603,3503,509

Cities with similar population

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Edenton, NC4,9793883,3293,717
Osceola, IA4,9812022,3442,546
Swartz, LA4,9773732,3192,692
Crystal Springs, MS4,9832212,2722,494
Providence Village, TX4,9752551,7512,006
Salem, MO4,9791603,3503,509
Source: The Salem, 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.