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Total crime 49%
Violent crime 67%
Property crime 46%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleJackson/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime198n/a (estimate)1,3113,1492,580
Murder0n/a0.09.95.0
Rape1n/a6.647.542.6
Robbery0n/a0.084.886.2
Assault18n/a119.2359.8246.8
Violent crime19n/a (estimate)126502381
Burglary22n/a145.7444.9376.0
Theft147n/a973.41,878.81,594.6
Vehicle theft10n/a66.2323.4228.9
Property crime179n/a (estimate)1,1852,6472,200

Key findings

  • Jackson crime rates are 49% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Jackson are 67% lower than the national average
  • In Jackson you have a 1 in 77 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Jackson is safer than 68% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Jackson has decreased by 7%

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      Daily Crime In Jackson (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Jackson, MO per 100,000 people. In Jackson, the total number of daily crimes is 2.40 times less than the Missouri average and 1.97 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Jackson is 3.99 times less than the Missouri average and 3.02 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Jackson has a daily crime rate that is 2.23 times less than the Missouri average and 1.86 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Jackson (higher is better)

      Is Jackson safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Missouri as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Jackson to other cities in the state and across the country, Jackson is 67% safer than other cities of Missouri and 68% safer than other cities in the nation. Jackson has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Jackson

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Jackson is 1 in 795
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Jackson is 1 in 85
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Jackson is 1 in 77
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Jackson? In Jackson, MO you have a 1 in 795 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 85 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 77 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Jackson.

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

      Determining whether Jackson is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Jackson violent crime rates have decreased by 26%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 4% year over year. Total crimes for Jackson has decreased by 7% in the same time frame.

      Jackson police department

      ItemJacksonMissouriNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3112,115558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.23.73.3
      There are a total of 31 Jackson police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 40.5% less than the Missouri average and 31.7% less than the National average.

      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
      Delta, MO320000
      Chaffee, MO2,9452521,3301,582
      Scott City, MO4,5242231,9172,140
      Gordonville, MO4093421,8042,147
      Kelso, MO5854602,4232,883
      East Cape Girardeau, IL6706393,0593,698
      McClure, IL4176503,1113,761
      Jackson, MO14,6411261,1851,311

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Warsaw, IN14,6403752,1382,513
      Auburndale, FL14,6382203,5333,754
      Hopatcong, NJ14,63342296338
      Lebanon, MO14,6523904,9995,389
      Hammonton, NJ14,630631,0411,104
      Jackson, MO14,6411261,1851,311
      Source: The Jackson, MO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.