Sunset Hills, MO
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The crime rate in Sunset Hills is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 28 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 Sunset Hills is 1 in 36. Based on FBI crime data, Sunset Hills is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Missouri, Sunset Hills has a crime rate that is higher than 69% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Sunset Hills 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 Sunset Hills; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 534. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Sunset Hills experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Sunset Hills's rate for property crime is 26 per one thousand population. This makes Sunset Hills 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 Sunset Hills is one in 39.

Sunset Hills Crime Data

 
Crime Index

22

(100 is safest)


Safer than 22% of U.S. Cities

Sunset Hills Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

16

219

235

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.87

25.65

27.52

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Sunset Hills 1.87
Missouri 4.97
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 534

in Sunset Hills

1 in 201

in Missouri
Sunset Hills VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 8,539
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 3 2 10
Rate per 1,000 0.12 0.35 0.23 1.17
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
Sunset Hills 25.65
Missouri 28.54
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 39

in Sunset Hills

1 in 35

in Missouri
Sunset Hills Property CRIMES
Population: 8,539
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 28 186 5
Rate per 1,000 3.28 21.78 0.59
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

Sunset Hills Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Sunset Hills 26
Missouri 35