Kirksville, MO
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The crime rate in Kirksville is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 26 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 Kirksville is 1 in 38. Based on FBI crime data, Kirksville is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Missouri, Kirksville has a crime rate that is higher than 68% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Kirksville compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Kirksville with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Kirksville's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Kirksville 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 Kirksville; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 337. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Kirksville's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Kirksville 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 Kirksville is one in 43.

Kirksville Crime Data

 
Crime Index

24

(100 is safest)


Safer than 24% of U.S. Cities

Kirksville Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

52

411

463

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.97

23.46

26.43

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Kirksville 2.97
Missouri 4.97
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 337

in Kirksville

1 in 201

in Missouri
Kirksville VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 17,520
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 2 48
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.11 0.11 2.74
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
Kirksville 23.46
Missouri 28.54
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 43

in Kirksville

1 in 35

in Missouri
Kirksville Property CRIMES
Population: 17,520
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 86 321 4
Rate per 1,000 4.91 18.32 0.23
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

Kirksville Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Kirksville 32
Missouri 35