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Total crime 234%
Violent crime 420%
Property crime 198%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSt. Louis/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime23,416n/a (estimate)7,8473,0742,346
Murder263n/a88.111.86.5
Rape234n/a78.443.338.4
Robbery1,242n/a416.274.473.9
Assault4,278n/a1,433.5413.3279.7
Violent crime6,017n/a (estimate)2,016543388
Burglary2,552n/a855.2378.8314.2
Theft11,626n/a3,895.81,759.11,398.0
Vehicle theft3,221n/a1,079.3393.2246.0
Property crime17,399n/a (estimate)5,8302,5311,958

Key findings

  • St. Louis crime rates are 234% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in St. Louis are 420% higher than the national average
  • In St. Louis you have a 1 in 13 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • St. Louis is safer than 0% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in St. Louis has decreased by 3%

St. Louis crime map

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

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

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in St. Louis, MO per 100,000 people. In St. Louis, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 2.55 times more than the Missouri average and 3.34 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in St. Louis is 3.72 times more than the Missouri average and 5.20 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, St. Louis has a daily crime rate that is 2.30 times more than the Missouri average and 2.98 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is St. Louis (higher is better)

      How safe is St. Louis, Missouri compared to other cities in Missouri and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that St. Louis is safer than 1% of the cities in Missouri and 0% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Missouri and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than St. Louis. Overall, St. Louis is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in St. Louis

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in St. Louis is 1 in 50
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in St. Louis is 1 in 18
      The chance of being a victim of crime in St. Louis is 1 in 13
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in St. Louis, Missouri? If you reside in St. Louis, then there is a 1 in 50 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 18. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 13 risk that you will become a victim of crime in St. Louis.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether St. Louis is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in St. Louis has increased by 5% and the rate of property crime in St. Louis has decreased by 6%. The total crime rate in St. Louis has decreased by 3% year to year.

      St. Louis police department

      ItemSt. LouisMissouriNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,86612,115558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.93.73.3
      There are a total of 1,866 St. Louis police officers. This results in 5.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 56.9% greater than the Missouri average and 80.1% greater 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Smithton, IL3,7920391391
      Oakland, MO1,64976355431
      Grantwood Village, MO1,01376355431
      Lakeshire, MO1,641217434650
      Glen Carbon, IL12,78231656687
      Glendale, MO5,91734717751
      Columbia, IL10,193162591753
      St. Louis, MO316,0302,0165,8307,847

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Riverside, CA318,6784462,9853,431
      Corpus Christi, TX320,0508423,2664,108
      Lexington-Fayette, KY311,5293202,8723,192
      Lexington-Fayette, KY311,5292972,9983,295
      Pittsburgh, PA305,3055793,0163,595
      St. Louis, MO316,0302,0165,8307,847
      Source: The St. Louis, MO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.