Reported Annual Crime In University City

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleUniversity City/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,554n/a (estimate)4,4333,3522,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleUniversity City/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a8.68.34.9
Rape25n/a71.342.038.6
Robbery60n/a171.1104.8101.9
Assault123n/a350.8342.4237.8
Violent crime211n/a (estimate)602497373
Burglary298n/a850.0559.0491.4
Theft950n/a2,709.82,015.81,775.4
Vehicle theft95n/a271.0279.4220.2
Property crime1,343n/a (estimate)3,8312,8542,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in University City, MO. The total number of reported crimes in University City, MO is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall University City, MO crime rate is 32% higher than the Missouri average and is 55% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, University City, MO has a violent crime rate that is 21% higher than the Missouri average and 62% higher than the national average. For property crime, University City, MO is 34% higher than the Missouri average and 54% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in University City is 55% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.14 daily crimes that occur in University City.
  • University City is safer than 14% of the cities in the United States.
  • In University City you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in University City has increased by 2%.

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Daily Crime In University City (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in University City, MO per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Missouri and on a national level. In University City, MO the total number of daily crimes is 1.32 times more than the Missouri average and 1.55 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in University City, MO is 1.21 times more than the Missouri average and 1.62 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, University City, MO has a daily crime rate that is 1.34 times more than the Missouri average and 1.54 times more than the national average.

How Safe is University City (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the University City, MO area in comparison to other Missouri communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show University City, MO being safer than 17% of cities in Missouri and 14% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Missouri cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to University City, MO. In conclusion, University City, MO now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in University City

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in University City is 1 in 167
The chance of being a victim of property crime in University City is 1 in 27
The chance of being a victim of crime in University City is 1 in 23
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in University City, 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 University City, MO, then there is a 1 in 167 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 27. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 23 risk that you will become a victim of crime in University City, MO.

Year Over Year Crime In University City (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in University City, MO is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in University City, MO has increased by 11%, while the property crime rate in University City, MO has not changed year over year. Summing up the numbers, University City, MO has increased by 2% with regards to total crimes year over year.

University City police department

ItemUniversity CityMissouriNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)9012,139556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.54.13.3
There are a total of 90 University City police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 37.3% less than the Missouri average and 22.2% 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
Oakland, MO1,37773145218
Clarkson Valley, MO2,63878448526
Millstadt, IL3,95577614691
Warson Woods, MO1,865153613767
Ballwin, MO30,47829803832
University City, MO35,2266023,8314,433

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City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Columbia, TN35,2075913,2173,807
Merrillville, IN35,2621353,3313,466
San Juan, TX35,1835422,8213,363
Cottage Grove, MN35,169331,8401,874
Hobbs, NM35,3437254,5105,235
University City, MO35,2266023,8314,433
Source: The University City, 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.