Reported Annual Crime In West Plains

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Plains/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime618n/a (estimate)5,0123,3522,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Plains/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.08.34.9
Rape9n/a73.042.038.6
Robbery7n/a56.8104.8101.9
Assault26n/a210.9342.4237.8
Violent crime42n/a (estimate)341497373
Burglary81n/a656.9559.0491.4
Theft474n/a3,844.02,015.81,775.4
Vehicle theft21n/a170.3279.4220.2
Property crime576n/a (estimate)4,6712,8542,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in West Plains, 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 50% higher than the average of crimes committed in Missouri. It is also 75% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, West Plains, MO shows a crime rate that is 32% lower than the Missouri average. The crime rate is also 9% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, West Plains, MO is shown to be 64% higher than the Missouri average and 88% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in West Plains is 75% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.73 daily crimes that occur in West Plains.
  • West Plains is safer than 21% of the cities in the United States.
  • In West Plains you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in West Plains has decreased by 19%.

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Daily Crime In West Plains (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in West Plains, 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 West Plains, MO total amount of daily offenses is 1.50 times more than the Missouri average and 1.75 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in West Plains, MO is 1.46 times less than the Missouri average, and it is 1.09 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that West Plains, MO has a daily crime figure that is 1.64 times more than the Missouri average and 1.88 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is West Plains (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of West Plains, MO compared to every other city in Missouri as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that West Plains, MO ranks safer than 23% of every city located within Missouri along with 21% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Missouri and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than West Plains, MO. As a result, West Plains, MO is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Plains

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Plains is 1 in 294
The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Plains is 1 in 22
The chance of being a victim of crime in West Plains is 1 in 20
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in West Plains, 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 West Plains, MO, you have a 1 in 294 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 22. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in West Plains, MO is 1 in 20.

Year Over Year Crime In West Plains (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether West Plains, MO is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in West Plains, MO has increased by 24%, while the property crime rate in West Plains, MO has decreased by 21% year over year. The number of total crimes in West Plains, MO has decreased by 19% year over year.

West Plains police department

ItemWest PlainsMissouriNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3112,139556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.64.13.3
There are a total of 31 West Plains police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 36.7% less than the Missouri average and 21.5% 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
South Fork, MO1496323,6274,259
Pomona, MO3896833,9204,602
Brandsville, MO1327534,3255,078
Koshkonong, MO2487894,5325,321
West Plains, MO12,1763414,6715,012

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Babylon, NY12,1771998411,040
Cypress Lake, FL12,1774492,7333,182
Somerville, NJ12,1751151,5701,686
Grovetown, GA12,1791831,4491,631
Nanakuli, HI12,1814015,1915,591
West Plains, MO12,1763414,6715,012
Source: The West Plains, 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.