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Total crime 42%
Violent crime 72%
Property crime 37%
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 peopleKirkwood/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime411n/a (estimate)1,4853,1492,580
Murder2n/a7.29.95.0
Rape2n/a7.247.542.6
Robbery5n/a18.184.886.2
Assault21n/a75.9359.8246.8
Violent crime30n/a (estimate)108502381
Burglary34n/a122.9444.9376.0
Theft335n/a1,210.71,878.81,594.6
Vehicle theft12n/a43.4323.4228.9
Property crime381n/a (estimate)1,3772,6472,200

Key findings

  • Kirkwood crime rates are 42% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Kirkwood are 72% lower than the national average
  • In Kirkwood you have a 1 in 68 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Kirkwood is safer than 67% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Kirkwood has increased by 7%

Kirkwood crime map

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The Kirkwood crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Kirkwood 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 Kirkwood crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Kirkwood (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Kirkwood for every 100,000 residents. The Kirkwood total amount of daily crime is 2.12 times less than the Missouri average and 1.74 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Kirkwood, is 4.63 times less than the Missouri average, and it is 3.51 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Kirkwood has a daily crime average that is 1.92 times less than the Missouri average and 1.60 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Kirkwood (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Kirkwood to every other city in Missouri, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Kirkwood safe? The gauges above illustrate that Kirkwood is safer than 66% of every city located within Missouri along with 67% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Missouri and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Kirkwood, MO is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Kirkwood

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Kirkwood is 1 in 923
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Kirkwood is 1 in 73
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Kirkwood is 1 in 68
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Kirkwood, Missouri? If you reside in Kirkwood, then there is a 1 in 923 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 73. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 68 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Kirkwood.

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

      A good indicator of whether Kirkwood is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Kirkwood has increased by 7%, while the property crime rate in Kirkwood has increased by 7% year over year. The number of total crimes in Kirkwood has increased by 7% year over year.

      Kirkwood police department

      ItemKirkwoodMissouriNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6712,115558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.43.73.3
      There are a total of 67 Kirkwood police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 34.9% less than the Missouri average and 25.3% 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
      Kimmswick, MO149000
      Cottleville, MO4,20588265353
      Grantwood Village, MO1,01370372442
      LaBarque Creek, MO1,92770372442
      Clarkson Valley, MO2,6380460460
      Glendale, MO5,91751544595
      Byrnes Mill, MO2,84766564630
      Kirkwood, MO27,6141081,3771,485

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Garner, NC27,6253822,5172,899
      Middletown, NY27,6013941,8292,223
      Frankfort, KY27,5982573,8034,059
      Marshalltown, IA27,6373322,2452,577
      Crofton, MD27,6633621,5671,929
      Kirkwood, MO27,6141081,3771,485
      Source: The Kirkwood, 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.