Jefferson City, MO
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The crime rate in Jefferson City is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 37 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 Jefferson City is 1 in 27. Based on FBI crime data, Jefferson City is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Missouri, Jefferson City has a crime rate that is higher than 80% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Jefferson City to other communities of similar population, then Jefferson City crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Jefferson City 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 Jefferson City 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 Jefferson City.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Jefferson City 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 Jefferson City; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 252. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Jefferson City's rate for property crime is 33 per one thousand population. This makes Jefferson City 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 Jefferson City is one in 30.

Jefferson City Crime Data

 

Crime Index

13

(100 is safest)


Safer than 13% of U.S. Cities

Jefferson City Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

171

1,417

1,588

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.96

32.84

36.80

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Jefferson City 3.96
Missouri 4.97

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 252

in Jefferson City

1 in 201

in Missouri

Jefferson City VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 43,147
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 14 42 113
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.32 0.97 2.62

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
Jefferson City 32.84
Missouri 28.54

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 30

in Jefferson City

1 in 35

in Missouri

Jefferson City Property CRIMES

Population: 43,147
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 178 1,188 51
Rate per 1,000 4.13 27.53 1.18

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

Jefferson City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Jefferson City 42
Missouri 35