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Violent 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 peopleMonett/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime248n/a (estimate)2,5352,8282,324
Violent crime20n/a (estimate)204488370
Vehicle theft28n/a286.2487.1282.7
Property crime228n/a (estimate)2,3312,3401,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Monett, MO

The Monett crime rates are 9.1% higher than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 20 violent crimes in Monett (204 per 100,000 people), which is 44.7% lower than the national average and there were a total of 228 property crimes (2331 per 100,000 residents) which is 19.3% higher than average.

When evaluating the Monett crime rate for every 100,000 residents, it positions itself in the middle range among all cities that reported crime. Our examination of total offenses, spanning both violent and property crimes, indicates that the reported Monett crime rates closely correspond to the national average reported by other regions.

In the latest reported crime year, Monett recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Monett?

What do the local residents think about crime in Monett? Well, based on a recent survey of 9 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 56% of Monett residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 44% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Monett a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Monett, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Monett presents a total crime rate that is 9% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Monett experiences an average of 0.68 daily crimes, comprising 0.05 violent incidents and 0.62 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 Monett Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Monett has decreased by 18.2% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Monett 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 increased by 5.3%, while property crime has decreased by 19.7%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Monett.

Potential Causes for Crime in Monett

Monett reports an unemployment rate of 1.4%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. Constrained employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-paying positions can contribute to elevated rates of unemployment and underemployment. Areas where individuals contend with joblessness or insufficient wages may display heightened susceptibility to an increase in criminal activities attributed to economic insecurity. Conversely, regions characterized by robust employment rates often witness a decrease in overall Monett crime rates.

Monett has a population density of 1037.5 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 Monett crime rates.

In Monett, the cost of living is 19.31% lower than the national average. A substantial cost of living can burden residents, particularly those with constrained financial means. When individuals contend with steep housing expenses, grocery bills, utility costs, healthcare and essential needs that strain their budgets, they may turn to criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities characterized by a more affordable cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, which could potentially lead to decreased crime rates.

Monett crime map

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

      • Monett crime rates are 9% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Monett are 45% lower than the national average
      • In Monett you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Monett is safer than 41% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Monett has decreased by 23%

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        Daily Crime In Monett (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Monett for every 100,000 residents. The Monett total amount of daily crime is 1.12 times less than the Missouri average and 1.09 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Monett, is 2.39 times less than the Missouri average, and it is 1.81 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Monett has a daily crime average that is 1.00 times less than the Missouri average and 1.19 times more than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Monett (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in Missouri and all other cities across the US, is Monett safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Monett is safer than 48% of other cities in the state of Missouri. In addition, Monett is safer than 41% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Missouri and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Monett. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Monett is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Monett

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Monett is 1 in 490
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Monett is 1 in 43
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Monett is 1 in 40
        Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Monett? In Monett, MO you have a 1 in 490 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 43 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Monett.

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

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Monett, MO is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Monett has decreased by 1%, while the property crime rate in Monett has decreased by 25% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Monett has decreased by 23% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Monett police department

        Item Monett Missouri National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2812,115558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.23.73.3
        There are a total of 28 Monett police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 15.1% less than the Missouri average and 2.6% 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
        Sarcoxie, MO1,5962331,1161,349
        Pierce City, MO1,4622361,1301,365
        Purdy, MO1,3122451,1771,423
        Mount Vernon, MO4,490661,4711,537
        Aurora, MO7,4619692,1013,070
        Freistatt, MO3296653,1913,856
        Wentworth, MO1076973,3444,042
        Monett, MO9,0352042,3312,535

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        St. Anthony, MN9,0351213,9594,080
        Lihue, HI9,0362172,0342,251
        Florence, OR9,0371372,7432,880
        Seven Corners, VA9,0411791,2981,477
        Brewer, ME9,026312,2422,273
        Monett, MO9,0352042,3312,535
        Source: The Monett, 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.