Des Peres, MO crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

With a crime rate of 68 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 15. Within Missouri, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Des Peres.

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 8,697, Des Peres has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Des Peres 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 Des Peres.

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 725.

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 15, which is a rate of 67 per one thousand population.

Des Peres Crime Data

 

Crime Index

1

(100 is safest)


Safer than 1% of U.S. Cities

Des Peres Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

12

582

594

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.38

66.92

68.30

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.38
4.95
National Median: 4
    Des Peres
    Missouri

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 725

in Des Peres

1 in 202

in Missouri

Des Peres VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 8,697
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
66.92
26.39
National Median: 21
    Des Peres
    Missouri

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 15

in Des Peres

1 in 38

in Missouri

Des Peres Property CRIMES

Population: 8,697
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Des Peres Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
138
33
National Median: 28.3
    Des Peres
    Missouri