Cape Girardeau, MO
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Cape Girardeau, MO crime analytics


With a crime rate of 55 per one thousand residents, Cape Girardeau 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 18. Within Missouri, more than 92% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Cape Girardeau.

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 39,462, Cape Girardeau has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Cape Girardeau 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 Cape Girardeau.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Cape Girardeau 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 Cape Girardeau.

For Cape Girardeau, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Cape Girardeau is one in 186.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Cape Girardeau is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Cape Girardeau, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 20, which is a rate of 50 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Cape Girardeau has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Cape Girardeau is one in 379.

Cape Girardeau Crime Data

 

Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Cape Girardeau Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

212

1,975

2,187

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.37

50.05

55.42

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Cape Girardeau 5.37
Missouri 4.97

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 186

in Cape Girardeau

1 in 201

in Missouri

Cape Girardeau VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 39,462
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 21 62 127
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.53 1.57 3.22

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
Cape Girardeau 50.05
Missouri 28.54

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 20

in Cape Girardeau

1 in 35

in Missouri

Cape Girardeau Property CRIMES

Population: 39,462
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 317 1,554 104
Rate per 1,000 8.03 39.38 2.64

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

Cape Girardeau Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Cape Girardeau 77
Missouri 35