Union, MO
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With a crime rate of 46 per one thousand residents, Union has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 22. Within Missouri, more than 89% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Union.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Union 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 Union; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 274. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Union is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Union, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 24, which is a rate of 42 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Union has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Union is one in 378.

Union Crime Data

 
Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Union Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

40

462

502

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.65

42.16

45.82

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Union 3.65
Missouri 4.97
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 274

in Union

1 in 201

in Missouri
Union VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 10,957
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 4 36
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.37 3.29
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
Union 42.16
Missouri 28.54
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 24

in Union

1 in 35

in Missouri
Union Property CRIMES
Population: 10,957
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 54 379 29
Rate per 1,000 4.93 34.59 2.65
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

Union Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Union 55
Missouri 35