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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property 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 peopleHayti/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime165n/a (estimate)6,9712,8282,324
Violent crime31n/a (estimate)1,310488370
Vehicle theft13n/a549.2487.1282.7
Property crime134n/a (estimate)5,6612,3401,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Hayti, MO

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Hayti is 199.9% higher than the national average. Specifically, there were 31 violent crimes reported in Hayti, equivalent to 1310 per 100,000 residents, which is higher than the national average by 254.2%. Additionally, Hayti recorded 134 property crimes, amounting to 5661 per 100,000 people, higher than the national average by 189.7%.

Hayti has a crime rate of 6971 per 100,000 people, which surpasses the national average by 199.92%, leading to one of the highest total crime rates in the United States. Addressing this issue is vital for improving overall safety and desirability of Hayti. Efforts to reduce crime through community engagement, effective law enforcement, and collaborative initiatives are essential to create a more secure and appealing environment for residents and prospective newcomers alike.

With a violent crime rate of 1310 crimes per 100,000 residents, Hayti is known as one of the most dangerous cities in the United States. In fact, Hayti ranks in the bottom 10% of all cities that reported violent crime last year. This translates into a 1 in 77 chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime. Keep in mind that some areas will be safer than others and this doesn't necessarily mean that the entire city suffers from a high violent crime rate.

During the most recently reported crime year, Hayti experienced a total of 0 reported murders. This statistic paints it as a beacon of security when it comes to severe violent crimes. Such an achievement not only instills a profound sense of security for its residents but also sets a high standard for other communities striving to create similarly secure environments. It underscores the area as a place where safety is a top priority, enhancing its appeal as a desirable location to live and thrive.

Hayti faces some of the nation's most elevated property crime rates, recording 5661 incidents per 100,000 people. This places the city among the worst 10% of all U.S. cities that reported crime. Regrettably, the likelihood of falling victim to property crime in Hayti stands at 1 in 18, significantly surpassing the national average. These statistics underscore the imperative need for bolstered community safety measures to mitigate property crimes and enhance the well-being of its residents.

With a total of 13 vehicle thefts last year, Hayti has one of the most stolen cars in the country at 549 per 100,000 people. This lands Hayti in the bottom 10% of all cities that reported crime and the chance of any vehicle being stolen is one in 183.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Hayti?

What is the prevailing sentiment among Hayti residents regarding the state of crime? A comprehensive survey conducted by AreaVibes, involving 6 respondents, sheds light on this matter. The results were as follows: 0% of Hayti 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, 100% of those surveyed held a contrasting viewpoint, perceiving a higher incidence of crime, leading them to feel apprehensive about walking alone at night.

Is Hayti a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Hayti 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. Hayti has a total crime rate that is 200% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.45 daily crimes (0.08 violent daily crimes and 0.37 daily property crimes) in Hayti.

Has Crime in Hayti Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Hayti has increased by 34.2% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Hayti 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 16.2%, while property crime has increased by 55.8%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Hayti.

Potential Causes for Crime in Hayti

The economic prosperity of a city's inhabitants exerts substantial influence on crime stats. Elevated poverty rates and income inequality can precipitate heightened criminal activity, as individuals may turn to illicit means to fulfill their fundamental requirements. While lower poverty rates could lead to lower Hayti crime rates. In Hayti, the poverty rate stands at 40.8%, diverging from the national average of 15.1%.

Hayti has a population density of 1036.6 people per square mile, while with the national average is 90.6 people per square mile. Cities characterized by high population density are frequently larger urban centers offering diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality may be accentuated, resulting in the coexistence of poverty and affluence. Such economic disparities can contribute to elevated property crimes and on occasion, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density generally record lower Hayti crime rates.

The median home price in Hayti is $65,100, compared to the national average of $184,700. High housing costs can lead to financial stress for residents. When individuals struggle to make ends meet due to expensive housing, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities to address their financial difficulties, such as theft or fraud. Communities with stable housing environments tend to foster stronger social bonds and community engagement. This can lead to increased vigilance and cooperation among residents, which can deter criminal behavior.

Hayti crime map

The Hayti crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Hayti 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 Hayti crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Hayti 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

      • Hayti crime rates are 200% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Hayti are 254% higher than the national average
      • In Hayti you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Hayti is safer than 0% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Hayti has increased by 37%

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        Daily Crime In Hayti (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Hayti

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Hayti is 1 in 77
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Hayti is 1 in 18
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Hayti is 1 in 15

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

        Hayti police department

        Item Hayti Missouri National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)812,115558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.73.73.3
        There are a total of 8 Hayti police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 26.7% less than the Missouri average and 15.9% 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
        Gideon, MO704000
        Tiptonville, TN4,1944189091,326
        Ridgely, TN1,8823061,1311,437
        Steele, MO1,9752621,2551,516
        Portageville, MO2,9592821,3421,624
        Caruthersville, MO5,5185622,6943,255
        Cooter, MO3477473,5834,330
        Hayti, MO2,3801,3105,6616,971

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Warsaw, MO2,3802192,0162,235
        Lapel, IN2,379125631756
        Richwood, WV2,381162717879
        Center, CO2,3794141,5521,966
        Watertown, FL2,3811731,0451,217
        Hayti, MO2,3801,3105,6616,971
        Source: The Hayti, 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.