Reported Annual Crime In St. Louis

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSt. Louis/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime24,670n/a (estimate)7,8443,3192,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSt. Louis/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder188n/a59.88.85.3
Rape289n/a91.941.940.4
Robbery1,904n/a605.4107.8102.8
Assault3,636n/a1,156.1360.8248.5
Violent crime6,017n/a (estimate)1,913519386
Burglary3,201n/a1,017.8520.4468.9
Theft12,394n/a3,940.81,978.41,745.0
Vehicle theft3,058n/a972.3300.3236.9
Property crime18,653n/a (estimate)5,9312,7992,451
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in St. Louis, MO for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in St. Louis, MO is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall St. Louis, MO crime rates are 136% higher than in comparison to the Missouri mean and are 176% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, St. Louis, MO has a rate that is 268% higher than the Missouri average; compared to the United States, it is 395% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, St. Louis, MO is 112% higher than its state's mean, and 142% higher than the country's average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Smithton, IL3,7060430430
Millstadt, IL3,95526516542
Maryville, IL7,72788589677
Fairmont City, IL2,65040726767
Columbia, IL9,88910768778
Oakland, MO1,377145651796
Glen Carbon, IL13,09546771817
St. Louis, MO318,7271,9135,9317,844

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in St. Louis is 176% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 21.49 daily crimes that occur in St. Louis.
  • St. Louis is safer than 1% of the cities in the United States.
  • In St. Louis you have a 1 in 13 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in St. Louis has decreased by 4%.

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Daily Crime In St. Louis (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in St. Louis, MO per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Missouri and on a national scale. In St. Louis, MO the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 2.36 times more than the Missouri average and 2.76 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in St. Louis, MO is 3.68 times more than the Missouri average and 4.95 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, St. Louis, MO has a constant daily crime rate that is 2.12 times more than the Missouri average and 2.42 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is St. Louis (higher is better)

How safe is St. Louis, MO compared to other cities in Missouri and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that St. Louis, MO is safer than 1% of the cities in Missouri and 1% 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 St. Louis, MO. Overall, St. Louis, MO is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in St. Louis

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in St. Louis is 1 in 53
The chance of being a victim of property crime in St. Louis is 1 in 17
The chance of being a victim of crime in St. Louis is 1 in 13
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in St. Louis, MO? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in St. Louis, MO, then there is a 1 in 53 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 17. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 13 risk that you will become a victim of crime in St. Louis, MO.

Year Over Year Crime In St. Louis (per 100,000 people)

An ideal indicator of whether St. Louis, 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 St. Louis, MO has increased by 5% and the rate of property crime in St. Louis, MO has decreased by 6%. The total crime rate in St. Louis, MO has decreased by 4% year to year.

St. Louis police department

ItemSt. LouisMissouriNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,86612,139556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.94.13.3
There are a total of 1,866 St. Louis police officers. This results in 5.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 44.5% greater than the Missouri average and 79.3% 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.

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City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Riverside, CA313,0415293,4573,986
Corpus Christi, TX312,6807103,7194,429
Santa Ana, CA331,2664782,0692,546
Pittsburgh, PA306,0457823,2634,045
Lexington-Fayette, KY304,4733394,1084,448
St. Louis, MO318,7271,9135,9317,844
Source: The St. Louis, MO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.