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Total crime 18%
Violent crime 100%
Property crime 39%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMount Vernon/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime132n/a (estimate)2,9313,1342,489
Murder0n/a0.09.35.0
Rape0n/a0.047.542.6
Robbery0n/a0.080.881.6
Assault0n/a0.0357.4250.2
Violent crime0n/a (estimate)0495379
Burglary13n/a288.6430.4340.5
Theft107n/a2,375.71,865.01,549.5
Vehicle theft12n/a266.4343.3219.9
Property crime132n/a (estimate)2,9312,6392,110

Key findings

  • Mount Vernon crime rates are 18% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Mount Vernon are 100% lower than the national average
  • In Mount Vernon you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Mount Vernon is safer than 43% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Mount Vernon has increased by 6%

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      Daily Crime In Mount Vernon (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Mount Vernon, MO per 100,000 people. In Mount Vernon, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.07 times less than the Missouri average and 1.18 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Mount Vernon is equal to the Missouri average and equal to the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Mount Vernon has a daily crime rate that is 1.11 times more than the Missouri average and 1.39 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Mount Vernon (higher is better)

      Is Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon to other cities in the state and across the country, Mount Vernon is 45% safer than other cities of Missouri and 43% safer than other cities in the nation. Mount Vernon has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Mount Vernon

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Mount Vernon is 0
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Mount Vernon is 1 in 35
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Mount Vernon is 1 in 35
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Mount Vernon? In Mount Vernon, MO you have a 0 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 35 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Mount Vernon.

      Year Over Year Crime In Mount Vernon (per 100,000 people)

      Determining whether Mount Vernon is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Mount Vernon violent crime rates have decreased by 100%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 8% year over year. Total crimes for Mount Vernon has increased by 6% in the same time frame.

      Mount Vernon police department

      ItemMount VernonMissouriNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1112,115558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.43.73.3
      There are a total of 11 Mount Vernon police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 35.7% less than the Missouri average and 26.2% 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
      Billings, MO1,0072690269
      Verona, MO5869903301,320
      Crane, MO1,8712461,3131,559
      Ash Grove, MO1,6261381,9352,073
      Pierce City, MO1,2002302,0742,304
      Marionville, MO2,2967321,9672,699
      Monett, MO8,9543233,0503,373
      Mount Vernon, MO4,52502,9312,931

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Church Point, LA4,5258821,7632,645
      Scott City, MO4,5242452,0032,248
      River Ridge, FL4,5232621,4871,749
      Sissonville, WV4,5231959741,169
      Phoenix, OR4,5283245,3605,684
      Mount Vernon, MO4,52502,9312,931
      Source: The Mount Vernon, 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.