Mexico, MO
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Mexico, MO crime analytics


The crime rate in Mexico is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 32 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 Mexico is 1 in 31. Based on FBI crime data, Mexico is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Missouri, Mexico has a crime rate that is higher than 75% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Mexico 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 Mexico; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 402. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Mexico's rate for property crime is 29 per one thousand population. This makes Mexico 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 Mexico is one in 34.

Mexico Crime Data

 
Crime Index

17

(100 is safest)


Safer than 17% of U.S. Cities

Mexico Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

29

343

372

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.49

29.42

31.90

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Mexico 2.49
Missouri 4.97
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 402

in Mexico

1 in 201

in Missouri
Mexico VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 11,660
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 6 4 19
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.51 0.34 1.63
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
Mexico 29.42
Missouri 28.54
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 34

in Mexico

1 in 35

in Missouri
Mexico Property CRIMES
Population: 11,660
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 31 297 15
Rate per 1,000 2.66 25.47 1.29
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

Mexico Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Mexico 30
Missouri 35