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Total crime 12%
Violent crime 21%
Property crime 10%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleKelso/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,883 (estimate)3,1492,580
Murdern/an/an/a9.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a47.542.6
Robberyn/an/an/a84.886.2
Assaultn/an/an/a359.8246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)460 (estimate)502381
Burglaryn/an/an/a444.9376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,878.81,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a323.4228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,423 (estimate)2,6472,200

Key findings

  • Kelso crime rates are 12% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Kelso are 21% higher than the national average
  • In Kelso you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Kelso is safer than 22% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Kelso has decreased by 6%

Kelso crime map

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The Kelso crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Kelso as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Kelso crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Kelso (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Kelso

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Kelso is 1 in 218
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Kelso is 1 in 42
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Kelso is 1 in 35

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

      Kelso police department

      ItemKelsoMissouriNational
      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
      Delta, MO320000
      Jackson, MO14,6411261,1851,311
      Oran, MO1,4582241,1821,406
      Chaffee, MO2,9452521,3301,582
      Scott City, MO4,5242231,9172,140
      Gordonville, MO4093421,8042,147
      Benton, MO8785102,6913,202
      Kelso, MO5854602,4232,883

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Brownsville, WI58501,5711,571
      Tull, AR5855052,7023,206
      Old Forge, NY5854411,8162,257
      Effingham, KS5856153,6934,308
      Richburg, SC5857194,4465,165
      Kelso, MO5854602,4232,883
      Source: The Kelso, 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.