Lake St. Louis, MO
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The crime rate in Lake St. Louis is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 19 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 Lake St. Louis is 1 in 51. Based on FBI crime data, Lake St. Louis is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Missouri, Lake St. Louis has a crime rate that is higher than 53% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Lake St. Louis compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Lake St. Louis with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Lake St. Louis'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 Lake St. Louis 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 Lake St. Louis.

For Lake St. Louis, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Lake St. Louis than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 2196, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Lake St. Louis's rate for property crime is 19 per one thousand population. This makes Lake St. Louis 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 Lake St. Louis is one in 53.

Lake St. Louis Crime Data

 
Crime Index

37

(100 is safest)


Safer than 37% of U.S. Cities

Lake St. Louis Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

7

292

299

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.46

18.99

19.45

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lake St. Louis 0.46
Missouri 4.97
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 2,196

in Lake St. Louis

1 in 201

in Missouri
Lake St. Louis VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 15,375
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 2 2
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.20 0.13 0.13
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
Lake St. Louis 18.99
Missouri 28.54
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 53

in Lake St. Louis

1 in 35

in Missouri
Lake St. Louis Property CRIMES
Population: 15,375
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 19 269 4
Rate per 1,000 1.24 17.50 0.26
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

Lake St. Louis Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Lake St. Louis 34
Missouri 35