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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 peopleMaplewood/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime453n/a (estimate)5,5812,8282,324
Violent crime24n/a (estimate)296488370
Vehicle theft89n/a1,096.5487.1282.7
Property crime429n/a (estimate)5,2852,3401,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Maplewood, MO

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Maplewood is 140.1% higher than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Maplewood, there were 24 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 296 per 100,000 individuals, 20% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 429 property crimes, amounting to 5285 per 100,000 residents, 170.4% higher than the U.S. average.

With a total of 5581 crimes per 100,000 people, the Maplewood crime rates stand at 140.12 higher than the national average. Consequently, the area grapples with one of the nation's highest total crime rates. Addressing this challenge is crucial for enhancing the safety and livability in Maplewood, making it a priority to reduce crime through community engagement, effective law enforcement, and collaborative efforts to secure a better future for residents and prospective residents.

Although the murder rates in America have decreased steadily since 1990, over the last few years there has been an uptick. Maplewood has one of the highest murder rates in the country when compared to all other cities that reported crime in the U.S. There were a total of 1 murders in Maplewood, which is 12 murders per 100,000 people.

Maplewood has some of the highest property crime rates in the country with 5285 crimes per 100,000 people - this ranks in the bottom 10% of all American cities that reported crime. Your chance of being a victim of property crime in Maplewood is 1 in 19, which is far higher than the national average.

Recently, vehicle thefts have seen an upward trend across the United States, and Maplewood ranks among the cities with the highest vehicle theft rates in the country. Last year, there were 89 vehicle thefts, amounting to 1096 stolen vehicles per 100,000 residents. This places Maplewood within the worst 10% of all cities, indicating that 90% of cities fare better in terms of vehicle theft rates. The likelihood of your vehicle being stolen stands at 1 in 92.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Maplewood?

What do the local residents think about crime in Maplewood? Well, based on a recent survey of 10 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 90% of Maplewood residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 10% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Maplewood a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Maplewood, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Maplewood presents a total crime rate that is 140% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Maplewood experiences an average of 1.24 daily crimes, comprising 0.07 violent incidents and 1.18 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Maplewood Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Maplewood. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Maplewood has increased by 7.1%. Violent crimes have decreased by 20%, while property crimes have increased by 9.2%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Maplewood

The educational level achieved in any given city can influence crime rates significantly. Greater educational achievement is frequently associated with decreased crime rates, as it offers individuals improved job prospects and alternatives to engaging in crime related activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment rates tend to coincide with elevated crime rates. In Maplewood, 89.1% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, in contrast to the national average where 83% have achieved high school graduation.

The quality of housing and neighborhood conditions can influence crime rates. Neglected or run-down neighborhoods with poorly maintained properties may be more susceptible to criminal activities. In areas with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves residing in cramped or inadequate housing settings, amplifying stress levels and potentially fostering domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. It's worth noting that the median home price in Maplewood stands at $183,500, a contrast to the national average of $184,700.

High rent costs can create economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When a significant portion of one's income is spent on housing, there may be less money available for other essential needs such as food, healthcare and education. Economic stress can contribute to desperation and potentially lead individuals to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Average rent rates in Maplewood are $747, compared to a national average of $949 per month.

Maplewood crime map

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

      • Maplewood crime rates are 140% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Maplewood are 20% lower than the national average
      • In Maplewood you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Maplewood is safer than 14% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Maplewood has increased by 7%

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        Daily Crime In Maplewood (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Maplewood for every 100,000 residents. The Maplewood total amount of daily crime is 1.97 times more than the Missouri average and 2.40 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Maplewood, is 1.65 times less than the Missouri average, and it is 1.25 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Maplewood has a daily crime average that is 2.26 times more than the Missouri average and 2.70 times more than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Maplewood (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Maplewood to every other city in Missouri, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Maplewood safe? The gauges above illustrate that Maplewood is safer than 18% of every city located within Missouri along with 14% 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, Maplewood, MO is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Maplewood

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Maplewood is 1 in 339
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Maplewood is 1 in 19
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Maplewood is 1 in 18
        Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Maplewood, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 339. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 19 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Maplewood is 1 in 18.

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

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Maplewood is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Maplewood has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 20% in Maplewood, while property crimes in Maplewood have increased by 9%. Total crime has increased by 7% year over year.

        Maplewood police department

        Item Maplewood Missouri National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3312,115558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.13.73.3
        There are a total of 33 Maplewood police officers. This results in 4.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9.7% greater than the Missouri average and 25.9% greater 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
        Calverton Park, MO1,430000
        Millstadt, IL3,88250226276
        Grantwood Village, MO94768328397
        Oakland, MO1,53868328397
        Clarkson Valley, MO2,61977367444
        Glendale, MO5,8810623623
        Ballwin, MO30,17729646676
        Maplewood, MO8,0732965,2855,581

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Hillsdale, MI8,0733061,0541,361
        Pleasant Hills, PA8,0722391,2641,502
        Diamondhead, MS8,076105750856
        Trinidad, CO8,0768263,6414,467
        Menominee, MI8,0794331,3471,780
        Maplewood, MO8,0732965,2855,581
        Source: The Maplewood, 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.