Butler, MO
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With a crime rate of 42 per one thousand residents, Butler 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 24. Within Missouri, more than 85% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Butler.

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 4,091, Butler has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Butler 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 Butler.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Butler 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 Butler.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Butler occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Butler; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 256. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Butler experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Butler is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Butler, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 26, which is a rate of 38 per one thousand population.

Butler Crime Data

 
Crime Index

10

(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Butler Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

16

156

172

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.91

38.13

42.04

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Butler 3.91
Missouri 4.97
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 256

in Butler

1 in 201

in Missouri
Butler VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 4,091
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 4 1 10
Rate per 1,000 0.24 0.98 0.24 2.44
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
Butler 38.13
Missouri 28.54
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in Butler

1 in 35

in Missouri
Butler Property CRIMES
Population: 4,091
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 19 129 8
Rate per 1,000 4.64 31.53 1.96
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

Butler Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Butler 42
Missouri 35

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