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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChillicothe/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime110n/a (estimate)1,1992,8282,324
Violent crime9n/a (estimate)98488370
Vehicle theft11n/a119.9487.1282.7
Property crime101n/a (estimate)1,1012,3401,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Chillicothe, MO

The Chillicothe crime rates are 48.4% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 9 violent crimes in Chillicothe (98 per 100,000 people), which is 73.5% lower than the national average and there were a total of 101 property crimes (1101 per 100,000 residents) which is 43.7% lower than average.

Chillicothe has one of the lowest violent crime rates of all cities in the United States. With a rate of 98 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Chillicothe ranks among the safest cities in the United States making it an attractive choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

Chillicothe showcased a dedication to violent crime safety in its latest reported crime year by achieving a murder rate of 0. This accomplishment could indicate that it is a safe place for residents, but also provides a shining example to other urban areas endeavoring to create safer communities.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Chillicothe?

What is the prevailing sentiment among Chillicothe residents regarding the state of crime? A comprehensive survey conducted by AreaVibes, involving 10 respondents, sheds light on this matter. The results were as follows: 80% of Chillicothe residents expressed a notable sense of security, asserting that crime was virtually non-existent in their community, and they felt at ease strolling the streets after dark. While, 20% of those surveyed held a contrasting viewpoint, perceiving a higher incidence of crime, leading them to feel apprehensive about walking alone at night.

Is Chillicothe a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Chillicothe is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Chillicothe has a total crime rate that is 48% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.3 daily crimes (0.02 violent daily crimes and 0.28 daily property crimes) in Chillicothe.

Has Crime in Chillicothe Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Chillicothe has decreased by 28.6% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Chillicothe is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has decreased by 59.1%, while property crime has decreased by 23.5%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Chillicothe.

Potential Causes for Crime in Chillicothe

Chillicothe has a poverty rate that stands at 16, in contrast to the national average of 15.1. Historically, a direct correlation has been observed between poverty rates and crime stats. Higher poverty rates have led to higher crime rates, while lower poverty rates have led to a reduction in Chillicothe crime rates. Income disparities and heightened poverty levels can serve as catalysts for elevated or reduced criminal activity, as individuals may or may not turn to illicit means to fulfill their basic needs. This could be one of many factors that may influence crime.

Escalating cost of living expenses, encompassing exorbitant housing costs, grocery and healthcare expenditures, can induce financial strain on individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. Such economic stress may propel individuals towards criminal activities, including theft or burglary, as a means of addressing their financial hardships. Conversely, cities characterized by a lower cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, potentially resulting in a reduced crime rate. In Chillicothe, the cost of living is 19.77% lower than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

The impact of law enforcement and community policing efforts plays a crucial role in shaping crime rates in any city. A robust and cooperative bond between law enforcement and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, enhancing overall safety. In Chillicothe, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents stands at 2.54, differing from the national average of 3.25. Effective law enforcement hinges not solely on officer numbers but also on the manner in which they interact and collaborate with the community. Building trust and cooperation are central tenets of community policing, amplifying its influence on crime prevention.

Chillicothe crime map

The Chillicothe crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Chillicothe as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Chillicothe crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Chillicothe crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Chillicothe crime rates are 48% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Chillicothe are 73% lower than the national average
      • In Chillicothe you have a 1 in 84 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Chillicothe is safer than 70% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Chillicothe has decreased by 31%

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        Daily Crime In Chillicothe (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Chillicothe, MO per 100,000 people. In Chillicothe, the total number of daily crimes is 2.36 times less than the Missouri average and 1.94 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Chillicothe is 4.98 times less than the Missouri average and 3.77 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Chillicothe has a daily crime rate that is 2.13 times less than the Missouri average and 1.78 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Chillicothe (higher is better)

        How safe is Chillicothe, Missouri compared to other cities in Missouri and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Chillicothe is safer than 78% of the cities in Missouri and 70% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Missouri and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Chillicothe. Overall, Chillicothe is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chillicothe

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chillicothe is 1 in 1020
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chillicothe is 1 in 91
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Chillicothe is 1 in 84
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Chillicothe, Missouri? If you reside in Chillicothe, then there is a 1 in 1020 chance that you will experience a violent crime. 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 91. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 84 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Chillicothe.

        Year Over Year Crime In Chillicothe (per 100,000 people)

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Chillicothe is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Chillicothe has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 60% in Chillicothe, while property crimes in Chillicothe have decreased by 26%. Total crime has decreased by 31% year over year.

        Chillicothe police department

        Item Chillicothe Missouri National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2412,115558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.53.73.3
        There are a total of 24 Chillicothe police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 32% less than the Missouri average and 22% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Missouri

        State Total offenders Missouri /100K National /100K
        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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Utica, MO2226343,0423,676
        Meadville, MO5596623,1763,839
        Breckenridge, MO4926753,2393,914
        Braymer, MO6606953,3324,026
        Lock Springs, MO407113,4074,117
        Mooresville, MO1337243,4694,193
        Wheeling, MO2047263,4804,206
        Chillicothe, MO9,106981,1011,199

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        Tuba City, AZ9,0985812,7673,348
        Greenville, RI9,1141341,0001,133
        Columbia City, IN9,1151808381,017
        White Marsh, MD9,0963621,4861,847
        Chillicothe, MO9,106981,1011,199
        Source: The Chillicothe, MO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.