Reported Annual Crime In St. Joseph

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSt. Joseph/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,584n/a (estimate)7,3063,3642,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSt. Joseph/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder7n/a9.29.85.3
Rape37n/a48.444.641.7
Robbery98n/a128.2103.998.0
Assault296n/a387.3372.0248.9
Violent crime438n/a (estimate)573530383
Burglary737n/a964.2492.0430.4
Theft3,633n/a4,753.12,016.01,694.4
Vehicle theft776n/a1,015.2325.9237.4
Property crime5,146n/a (estimate)6,7332,8342,362

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The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in St. Joseph, MO. The total number of reported crimes in St. Joseph, MO is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall St. Joseph, MO crime rate is 117% higher than the Missouri average and is 166% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, St. Joseph, MO has a violent crime rate that is 8% higher than the Missouri average and 50% higher than the national average. For property crime, St. Joseph, MO is 138% higher than the Missouri average and 185% higher than the national average.
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The St. Joseph crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in St. Joseph as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The St. Joseph crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in St. Joseph is 166% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 20.02 daily crimes that occur in St. Joseph.
  • St. Joseph is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States.
  • In St. Joseph you have a 1 in 14 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in St. Joseph has increased by 14%.

Compare St. Joseph, MO Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In St. Joseph (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in St. Joseph, MO per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Missouri and on a national level. In St. Joseph, MO the total number of daily crimes is 2.17 times more than the Missouri average and 2.66 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in St. Joseph, MO is 1.08 times more than the Missouri average and 1.50 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, St. Joseph, MO has a daily crime rate that is 2.38 times more than the Missouri average and 2.85 times more than the national average.

How Safe is St. Joseph (higher is better)

How safe is St. Joseph, MO compared to other cities in Missouri and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that St. Joseph, MO is safer than 7% of the cities in Missouri and 8% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Missouri and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than St. Joseph, MO. Overall, St. Joseph, MO is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in St. Joseph

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in St. Joseph is 1 in 175
The chance of being a victim of property crime in St. Joseph is 1 in 15
The chance of being a victim of crime in St. Joseph is 1 in 14
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in St. Joseph, MO? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In St. Joseph, MO you have a 1 in 175 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 15 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 14 chance of becoming a victim of crime in St. Joseph, MO.

Year Over Year Crime In St. Joseph (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in St. Joseph, MO is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in St. Joseph, MO has increased by 11%, while the property crime rate in St. Joseph, MO has increased by 14% year over year. Summing up the numbers, St. Joseph, MO has increased by 14% with regards to total crimes year over year.

St. Joseph police department

ItemSt. JosephMissouriNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)15612,115558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.03.73.3
There are a total of 156 St. Joseph police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 45.9% less than the Missouri average and 38% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Missouri

StateTotal offendersMissouri /100KNational /100K
Missouri15,122264222
There are a total of 15,122 sex offenders in Missouri. This yields a total of 264 sex offenders in Missouri per 100,000 residents which is 19% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Troy, KS8520104104
Savannah, MO5,103781,1491,227
Wathena, KS1,2971691,1431,311
Country Club, MO2,847811,3761,457
Gower, MO1,56602,8112,811
Agency, MO8595242,8013,324
De Kalb, MO1926713,5914,262
St. Joseph, MO76,9015736,7337,306

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Pleasanton, CA77,0461171,9672,084
Chino Hills, CA77,266881,7141,802
Baldwin Park, CA76,5114541,8332,287
Alameda, CA77,4093172,9433,260
Scranton, PA76,3802552,1912,446
St. Joseph, MO76,9015736,7337,306
Source: The St. Joseph, MO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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