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Safest Cities In Missouri 2021

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score73
  • Fort Leonard Wood, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,800
  • Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri is an absolutely drop dead gorgeous base to be stationed at, especially during the spring/summer. The climate is a little different than you would expect for being a central…[read more]
79
  • Savannah, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,103
94
  • Ballwin, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,431
  • I love Ballwin. The simplest I can put it. There is no place like it. The people come together in times of needs, which in today’s world, can be on of those moments that really change your life. I cam so…[read more]
96
  • Glendale, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,917
88
  • Battlefield, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,920
76
  • Town and Country, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,001
  • For Me, living in Town and Country, Missouri is the best. I’m serious. They have a little bit of everything all rolled into one very nice city. There is an old town historical portion that has some…[read more]
70
  • Bonne Terre, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,109
  • I have lived in Bonne Terre for the past sixteen years and the only aspect keeping me here is the affordable cost of living. Many other aspects of the town are awful. As far as nightlife, shopping,…[read more]
93
  • Kearney, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,259
94
  • Webster Groves, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,111
  • My cost of living is higher right now living in Webster Groves than other parts of Missouri, but it all balances out because I make more at my job here than I did before moving. I live near Big Bend…[read more]
83
  • Maryville, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,957
  • I've been living in Maryville Missouri for 4 years with my wife and seven kids and we have enjoyed this small town with a lot of culture and class with very friendly diverse neighbors who are more like…[read more]
85
  • Carl Junction, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,634
85
  • Raymore, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,107
  • I've always been drawn to slower paced towns, while still desiring the modern conveniences of today. That's probably why I've been living in Raymore, Missouri for the past 11 years. The biggest thing in…[read more]
89
  • Nixa, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,520
  • Nixa Missouri is tucked deep in the Ozarks. It's a beautiful place to live with lots of exciting things to do and see. If you're thinking of moving to Nixa, you'll have a gorgeous new place to call home.…[read more]
89
  • Clayton, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,034
  • I have lived in Clayton all of my life and am proud to call it home! Clayton is a suburb of St. Louis, meaning there is always something to do here, there's great opportunities and there is never a dull…[read more]
90
  • O'Fallon, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 84,018
  • I've lived in O'Fallon MO City for the last few years. I moved here when I had a new job offer and haven't looked back. My initial worries about knowing the area were gone after just a few days. I felt…[read more]
87
  • Smithville, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,069
84
  • Weldon Spring, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,545
90
  • Creve Coeur, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,072
  • During my years living in Creve Coeur, I was always blown away by the way of life. A small city, however, Creve Coeur has some of the most amazing real estate that I have seen in my travels. While most…[read more]
91
  • Kirkwood, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,614
  • Kirk wood is a place that I tend to take for granted. Situated in downtown, the town is historic and extremely walkable. In the apartment that my wife and I live in, anything we want is within a few…[read more]
81
  • Odessa, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,221
78
  • Willard, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,447
92
  • Brentwood, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,030
91
  • Richmond Heights, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,486
89
  • Ellisville, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,188
83
  • Jackson, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,641
  • I enjoy the sweet city of Jackson, Missouri. This is a great city to experience the beauty and the great community that the Midwest has to offer. It is a great place to be and experience the state of…[read more]
91
  • Crestwood, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,941
  • I love going to the public parks here with the most popular being Crestwood Park. I enjoy going there to watch a baseball or soccer game. The Aquatic Center located in Whitecliff Park is also a great…[read more]
81
  • Ladue, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,579
83
  • Dardenne Prairie, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,692
  • Living in Dardenne Prairie, MO can be unique and interesting. Cost of living is absurdly high but what you get in return is also incredibly high. A high price to live in a great community. Employment…[read more]
80
  • Grain Valley, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,273
  • I have lived in Grain Valley, Missouri for all of my life and I can't think of a better place on earth to call home! It's full of small time charm that you expect to find in America's Heartland, with…[read more]
87
  • Parkville, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,124
90
  • Lake St. Louis, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,150
  • It was amazing living here, we used to call it the "Gateway City," because of the easy access to public transportation to all routes going in both directions. Furthermore, it's three hours away from twin…[read more]
88
  • Wentzville, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,176
  • Wentzville is one of those small cities that you've probably never heard of but would certainly enjoy. I moved here a year ago for work and quickly fell in love with the city. It's close enough to St.…[read more]
70
  • De Soto, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,466
87
  • Chesterfield, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 47,717
  • I relocated to Chesterfield last year, and I have to say I am really happy with the city. The school system there is great and the teachers, at least the ones my children have known, have been wonderful.…[read more]
78
  • Wildwood, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,764
  • I've been living in Wildwood for a while now. It's a short drive west of St. Louis, and a great city to live in. One of the things I like most about the city is that it makes me feel very safe. The crime…[read more]
90
  • Olivette, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,830
79
  • Republic, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,766
  • I've been living in Republic Missouri for 5 years with my 3 kids and wife. Republic has a small town atmosphere and convenience of having all of the restaurants and recreational parks needed to enjoy…[read more]
91
  • Eureka, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,497
  • I have lived in Eureka, Missouri for 12 years. It is an interesting and great place to be with a mix of old and new areas. There is the old town section which has a lot of interesting and historical…[read more]
88
  • Lee's Summit, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 94,257
  • I currently live in Lee's Summit, MO. Lee's Summit is surrounded by major highways such as, 350, 291, and 50. Shopping centers, schools, and hospitals are readily accessible. The public school system is…[read more]
69
  • Sunset Hills, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,515
93
  • Sappington, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,233
77
  • Oak Grove, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,844
68
  • Pacific, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,246
76
  • Excelsior Springs, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,480
  • Excelsior Springs, MO is renown for having the longest mineral water bar in the world. But I have found living here is more than historical sites, attractions, and the mineral water; it is truly home. I…[read more]
90
  • Manchester, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,183
  • If you're willing to pay a little higher cost of living to be in a great city you should check out where we're living in Manchester, Missouri. My fiancé and I rent an apartment here and we absolutely…[read more]
88
  • Blue Springs, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 53,641
  • I hit a pothole on the interstate that caused my car to be towed, and left me overnight in this friendly town. Although the reception person at La Quinta was a rude idiot, everyone else, from the…[read more]
76
  • Boonville, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,397
83
  • Webb City, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,052
  • I have experienced a great sense of community while living in Webb City. This is a city that truly welcomes you with open arms. The community is extremely unified. The schools are ok and leave a positive…[read more]
81
  • Florissant, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 52,218
  • Once this was a good city, and if you look at it from the central wards' point of view then yea, it's a pretty great place to live. However every outskirt of the city is in shambles with empty business…[read more]
75
  • Trenton, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,946

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in Missouri. Finding the safest places to live in Missouri can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in Missouri with a population over 5,000.

The Missouri cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in Missouri? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

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