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Total crime 78%
Violent crime 91%
Property crime 76%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEssex/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)4,187 (estimate)3,0742,346
Murdern/an/an/a11.86.5
Rapen/an/an/a43.338.4
Robberyn/an/an/a74.473.9
Assaultn/an/an/a413.3279.7
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)740 (estimate)543388
Burglaryn/an/an/a378.8314.2
Theftn/an/an/a1,759.11,398.0
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a393.2246.0
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,447 (estimate)2,5311,958

Key findings

  • Essex crime rates are 78% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Essex are 91% higher than the national average
  • In Essex you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Essex is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Essex has decreased by 2%

Essex crime map

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      Daily Crime In Essex (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Essex

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Essex is 1 in 136
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Essex is 1 in 30
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Essex is 1 in 24

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

      Essex police department

      ItemEssexMissouriNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a12,115558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.73.3

      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
      Canalou, MO260000
      Bernie, MO2,1050374374
      Morehouse, MO914234585820
      Bloomfield, MO2,0201101,4271,537
      Dexter, MO7,9344742,9853,458
      Dudley, MO1776863,1993,885
      Vanduser, MO1668473,9494,796
      Essex, MO5517403,4474,187

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Green Isle, MN5513762,8773,253
      Ponce de Leon, FL5515452,5133,058
      Pettus, TX5516483,2643,913
      Salem, IA5514532,5282,980
      Scio, NY5515522,1402,692
      Essex, MO5517403,4474,187
      Source: The Essex, MO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.