Missouri January 01, 2020
According To FBI Statistics, These Are The 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Missouri For 2020
We, Missourians, take great pride in our state. It is, after all, our home
and it’s brimming with pure natural beauty (and pretty awesome people). However, like any state, Missouri has its fair share of problems. The FBI’s most recent statistics, in fact, list the following as the 10 most dangerous cities in Missouri.
Please note: The statistics are from 2018, the latest that have been released from the FBI. Learn more by clicking
With a population of 168,537, Springfield comes in at the top of the list of the state’s most dangerous cities. Violent crimes totaled 2,218 in 2018, which breaks down to 1,574 aggravated assaults, 333 rapes, 295 robberies, and 16 murders. Property crimes, on the other hand, added up to 11,830, the majority of which were larceny/theft.
2. St. Louis
St. Louis also comes in at the top of the list for 2018. Home to 306,875 residents, St. Louis saw a total of 5,525 violent crimes. Aggravated assaults accounted for 3,577 of those violent crimes. There were 1,452 robberies, 309 rapes, and 189 murders. Residents experienced a total of 18,142 property crimes, the majority of which were theft/larceny.
With a relatively small population of 11,589, Branson tallied 85 violent crimes in 2018. The breakdown of those violent crimes came to 65 aggravated assaults, 10 robberies, and 10 rapes. In comparison, property crimes totaled 1,244, with 999 of them falling under larceny/theft.
4. Vinita Park
Vinita Park comes in right behind Branson. A city of 11,003 residents, Vinita Park saw 144 violent crimes – 44 robberies, 13 murders, and three rapes. Property crimes, however, were significantly higher at 592, 375 of which were larceny/theft.
Forty-eight violent crimes were documented in Maplewood, a town of 8,130, in 2018. Aggravated assaults totaled 31, with 14 robberies, and three rapes. Property crime, on the other hand, was significantly higher. Of the 700 property crimes, 636 were larceny/theft.
Caruthersville, with 5,640 residents, saw 70 violent crimes in 2018 – 57 aggravated assaults, eight robberies, three rapes, and two murders. Of the 270 property crimes, the majority (177) were larceny/theft.
Next on the list of top 10 most dangerous cities is Aurora, a town with nearly 7,500 residents. In 2018, the town saw 74 violent crimes, with 63 aggravated assaults, seven robberies, and four rapes. Property crimes were more than four times higher, with 349; 261 were larceny/theft.
Sixty-eight violent crimes occurred in Bridgeton, a town of 11,663. Aggravated assaults accounted for 42 of those violent crimes while there were 19 robberies, six rapes, and one murder. Property crimes came in 10 times higher at 680. Larceny/theft totaled 557 of property crimes.
9. Poplar Bluff
With 17,074 residents, Popular Bluff tallied 85 violent crimes. Forty-nine of those violent crimes were aggravated assaults followed by 19 robberies, 15 rapes, and two murders. Property crime was significantly higher with a total of 1,163, with 854 larceny/thefts.
10. Kansas City
Rounding out the top 10 is Kansas City, with a population of nearly a half a million residents. The city experienced 7,842 violent crimes – 5,665 aggravated assaults, 1,637 robberies, 403 rapes, and 137 murders. Property theft was nearly triple that at 21,236, of which 13,305 were larceny/theft.
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