Des Peres, MO
Crime Rates


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Des Peres, MO crime analytics

With a crime rate of 47 per one thousand residents, Des Peres 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 21. Within Missouri, more than 89% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Des Peres.

Importantly, when you compare Des Peres to other communities of similar population, then Des Peres crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Des Peres does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Des Peres 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 Des Peres.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Des Peres'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 Des Peres is one in 714.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Des Peres is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Des Peres, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 22, which is a rate of 45 per one thousand population.

Des Peres Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Des Peres Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Des Peres 1.40
Missouri 4.97
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 714

in Des Peres

1 in 201

in Missouri
Population: 8,572
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 2 9
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.12 0.23 1.05
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)

Des Peres 45.38
Missouri 28.54
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 22

in Des Peres

1 in 35

in Missouri
Des Peres Property CRIMES
Population: 8,572
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 18 366 5
Rate per 1,000 2.10 42.70 0.58
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

Des Peres Crimes Per Square Mile

Des Peres 93
Missouri 35