Buffalo, MO
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Buffalo, MO crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

With a crime rate of 45 per one thousand residents, Buffalo has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 22. Within Missouri, more than 88% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Buffalo.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 3,040, Buffalo has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Buffalo does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Buffalo.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Buffalo does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Buffalo.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Buffalo's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Buffalo is one in 608.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Buffalo is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Buffalo, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 23, which is a rate of 43 per one thousand population.

Buffalo Crime Data

 

Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Buffalo Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

5

132

137

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.64

43.42

45.07

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Buffalo 1.64
Missouri 4.97

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 608

in Buffalo

1 in 201

in Missouri

Buffalo VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 3,040
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 5
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.64

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Buffalo 43.42
Missouri 28.54

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 23

in Buffalo

1 in 35

in Missouri

Buffalo Property CRIMES

Population: 3,040
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 21 107 4
Rate per 1,000 6.91 35.20 1.32

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Buffalo Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Buffalo 48
Missouri 35

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