Clayton, MO
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The crime rate in Clayton is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 19 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Clayton is 1 in 52. Based on FBI crime data, Clayton is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Missouri, Clayton has a crime rate that is higher than 52% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Clayton has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Clayton is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Clayton's violent crime rate is 1 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 Clayton is one in 691.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Clayton's rate for property crime is 18 per one thousand population. This makes Clayton a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Clayton is one in 57.

Clayton Crime Data

 
Crime Index

38

(100 is safest)


Safer than 38% of U.S. Cities

Clayton Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

23

281

304

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.45

17.69

19.14

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Clayton 1.45
Missouri 4.97
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 691

in Clayton

1 in 201

in Missouri
Clayton VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 15,884
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 3 18
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.13 0.19 1.13
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
Clayton 17.69
Missouri 28.54
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 57

in Clayton

1 in 35

in Missouri
Clayton Property CRIMES
Population: 15,884
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 24 239 18
Rate per 1,000 1.51 15.05 1.13
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

Clayton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Clayton 123
Missouri 35