Reported Annual Crime In Bowling Green

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBowling Green/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime118n/a (estimate)2,1163,1492,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBowling Green/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.09.95.0
Rape0n/a0.047.542.6
Robbery2n/a35.984.886.2
Assault30n/a537.9359.8246.8
Violent crime32n/a (estimate)574502381
Burglary5n/a89.7444.9376.0
Theft79n/a1,416.51,878.81,594.6
Vehicle theft2n/a35.9323.4228.9
Property crime86n/a (estimate)1,5422,6472,200
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Bowling Green, MO is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Bowling Green, MO. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Bowling Green, MO averages 33% lower than the rest of Missouri while the rate of crime on a national scale is 18% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Bowling Green, MO is 14% higher than the average rate of crime in Missouri and 51% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 42% lower than the remainder of the state of Missouri and 30% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Bowling Green, MO area.

Bowling Green crime map

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Bowling Green is 18% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.8 daily crimes that occur in Bowling Green.
  • Bowling Green is safer than 28% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Bowling Green you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Bowling Green has decreased by 46%.

Compare Bowling Green, MO Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Bowling Green (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Bowling Green, 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 Bowling Green, MO total amount of daily offenses is 1.49 times less than the Missouri average and 1.22 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Bowling Green, MO is 1.14 times more than the Missouri average, and it is 1.51 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Bowling Green, MO has a daily crime figure that is 1.72 times less than the Missouri average and 1.43 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Bowling Green (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Missouri and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Bowling Green, MO? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Bowling Green, MO has been ranked safer than 30% of other cities in the state of Missouri. In addition, Bowling Green, MO is safer than 28% 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 Bowling Green, MO. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Bowling Green, MO is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bowling Green

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bowling Green is 1 in 175
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bowling Green is 1 in 65
The chance of being a victim of crime in Bowling Green is 1 in 48
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Bowling Green, 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 Bowling Green, MO, then there is a 1 in 175 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 65. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 48 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Bowling Green, MO.

Year Over Year Crime In Bowling Green (per 100,000 people)

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Bowling Green, MO is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Bowling Green, MO has decreased by 7%, the amount of property crime in Bowling Green, MO has decreased by 54%, and the total amount of crime in Bowling Green, MO has decreased by 46% year to year.

Bowling Green police department

ItemBowling GreenMissouriNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1512,115558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.83.73.3
There are a total of 15 Bowling Green police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 24.9% less than the Missouri average and 13.9% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Missouri

StateTotal offendersMissouri /100KNational /100K
Missouri19,657344266
There are a total of 19,657 sex offenders in Missouri. This yields a total of 344 sex offenders in Missouri per 100,000 residents which is 29% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Frankford, MO38501,2621,262
Louisiana, MO3,299611,3101,371
Eolia, MO5736503,4274,077
Curryville, MO2217964,1954,991
Middletown, MO2338054,2455,050
Bowling Green, MO5,4645741,5422,116

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Canal Fulton, OH5,46473844917
Macon, MO5,4632052,3472,552
Big Stone Gap, VA5,462582,1092,167
Bessemer City, NC5,4624252,8023,227
Mulvane, KS5,4611412,5502,691
Bowling Green, MO5,4645741,5422,116
Source: The Bowling Green, MO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.
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