Reported Annual Crime In Columbia

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 peopleColumbia/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,207n/a (estimate)3,4323,3642,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbia/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder9n/a7.39.85.3
Rape115n/a93.844.641.7
Robbery117n/a95.4103.998.0
Assault369n/a301.0372.0248.9
Violent crime610n/a (estimate)498530383
Burglary505n/a412.0492.0430.4
Theft2,826n/a2,305.32,016.01,694.4
Vehicle theft266n/a217.0325.9237.4
Property crime3,597n/a (estimate)2,9342,8342,362

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The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Columbia, MO for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Columbia, MO is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Columbia, MO crime rates are 2% higher than in comparison to the Missouri mean and are 25% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Columbia, MO has a rate that is 6% lower than the Missouri average; compared to the United States, it is 30% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Columbia, MO is 4% higher than its state's mean, and 24% higher than the country's average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Columbia is 25% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.4 daily crimes that occur in Columbia.
  • Columbia is safer than 19% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Columbia you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Columbia has decreased by 4%.

Compare Columbia, MO Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Columbia (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Columbia, MO per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Missouri and on a national level. In Columbia, MO the total number of daily crimes is 1.02 times more than the Missouri average and 1.25 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Columbia, MO is 1.07 times less than the Missouri average and 1.30 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Columbia, MO has a daily crime rate that is 1.04 times more than the Missouri average and 1.24 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Columbia (higher is better)

How safe is Columbia, MO compared to other cities in Missouri and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Columbia, MO is safer than 19% of the cities in Missouri and 19% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Missouri and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Columbia, MO. Overall, Columbia, MO is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbia

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbia is 1 in 201
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbia is 1 in 35
The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbia is 1 in 30
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Columbia, MO? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Columbia, MO, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 201. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 35 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Columbia, MO is 1 in 30.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Columbia, MO is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Columbia, MO has decreased by 1% and the rate of property crime in Columbia, MO has decreased by 4%. The total crime rate in Columbia, MO has decreased by 4% year to year.

Columbia police department

ItemColumbiaMissouriNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)18312,115558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.73.73.3
There are a total of 183 Columbia police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 55.7% less than the Missouri average and 49.1% 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
Hallsville, MO1,4210453453
Ashland, MO3,8511541,1531,307
Pierpont, MO633691,9712,339
Rocheport, MO2535833,1183,701
Harrisburg, MO3446263,3483,974
Lupus, MO306973,7264,423
Wooldridge, MO277143,8194,533
Columbia, MO117,1654982,9343,432

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Independence, MO117,2175525,7266,277
Springfield, IL116,7451,0554,7565,810
Beaumont, TX117,7291,0634,3365,399
Ann Arbor, MI118,0872121,7291,941
Peoria, IL115,9907594,2144,973
Columbia, MO117,1654982,9343,432
Source: The Columbia, 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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