La Plata, MO
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La Plata, MO crime analytics

With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 6 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in La Plata is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 88% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in La Plata is one in 167. Compared to communities within Missouri, La Plata‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 88% of the state's cities and towns.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, La Plata has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, La Plata 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 La Plata 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 La Plata.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in La Plata 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 La Plata; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 267. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in La Plata compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in La Plata is just 2 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, La Plata is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

La Plata Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 88% of U.S. Cities

La Plata Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

La Plata 3.74
Missouri 4.97
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 267

in La Plata

1 in 201

in Missouri
Population: 1,336
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 0 3
Rate per 1,000 0.00 1.50 0.00 2.25
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)

La Plata 2.25
Missouri 28.54
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 445

in La Plata

1 in 35

in Missouri
La Plata Property CRIMES
Population: 1,336
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1 2 0
Rate per 1,000 0.75 1.50 0.00
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

La Plata Crimes Per Square Mile

La Plata 5
Missouri 35

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