Reported Annual Crime In Cape Girardeau

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCape Girardeau/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,757n/a (estimate)4,4053,3642,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCape Girardeau/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder5n/a12.59.85.3
Rape24n/a60.244.641.7
Robbery51n/a127.9103.998.0
Assault154n/a386.1372.0248.9
Violent crime234n/a (estimate)587530383
Burglary252n/a631.8492.0430.4
Theft1,189n/a2,980.92,016.01,694.4
Vehicle theft82n/a205.6325.9237.4
Property crime1,523n/a (estimate)3,8182,8342,362

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The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Cape Girardeau, MO. The total number of reported crimes in Cape Girardeau, 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 Cape Girardeau, MO crime rate is 31% higher than the Missouri average and is 60% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Cape Girardeau, MO has a violent crime rate that is 11% higher than the Missouri average and 53% higher than the national average. For property crime, Cape Girardeau, MO is 35% higher than the Missouri average and 62% higher than the national average.
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The Cape Girardeau crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Cape Girardeau as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Cape Girardeau crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Cape Girardeau is 60% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.07 daily crimes that occur in Cape Girardeau.
  • Cape Girardeau is safer than 12% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Cape Girardeau you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Cape Girardeau has decreased by 20%.

Compare Cape Girardeau, MO Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Cape Girardeau (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Cape Girardeau, MO per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Missouri as well as national figures. In Cape Girardeau, MO the total number of daily crimes is 1.31 times more than the Missouri average and 1.60 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Cape Girardeau, MO are 1.11 times more than the Missouri average and 1.53 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Cape Girardeau, MO has a daily crime rate that is 1.35 times more than the Missouri average and 1.62 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Cape Girardeau (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Cape Girardeau, MO in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Missouri as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Cape Girardeau, MO to other cities in the state and across the country, Cape Girardeau, MO is 11% safer than other cities of Missouri and 12% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Missouri cities and all around the United States, Cape Girardeau, MO has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Cape Girardeau, MO crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cape Girardeau

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cape Girardeau is 1 in 171
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cape Girardeau is 1 in 27
The chance of being a victim of crime in Cape Girardeau is 1 in 23
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Cape Girardeau, MO? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Cape Girardeau, MO you have a 1 in 171 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Cape Girardeau, MO.

Year Over Year Crime In Cape Girardeau (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Cape Girardeau, 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 Cape Girardeau, MO has increased by 10%, while the property crime rate in Cape Girardeau, MO has decreased by 23% year over year. The number of total crimes in Cape Girardeau, MO has decreased by 20% year over year.

Cape Girardeau police department

ItemCape GirardeauMissouriNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)9112,115558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.43.73.3
There are a total of 91 Cape Girardeau police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 36.6% less than the Missouri average and 27.3% 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
Delta, MO3200227227
Jonesboro, IL2,00558863921
Jackson, MO14,6411701,2391,410
Chaffee, MO2,9452661,4241,690
Gordonville, MO4093611,9322,293
Scott City, MO4,5243571,9642,321
Kelso, MO5854852,5943,080
Cape Girardeau, MO39,2005873,8184,405

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Greenacres, FL39,1903932,3702,764
Germantown, TN39,213791,2561,336
Winter Garden, FL39,2193372,6012,938
Kendall West, FL39,2194742,9193,393
Woburn, MA39,2201591,0911,250
Cape Girardeau, MO39,2005873,8184,405
Source: The Cape Girardeau, MO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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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