University City, MO
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University City, MO crime analytics


With a crime rate of 44 per one thousand residents, University City 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 23. Within Missouri, more than 88% of the communities have a lower crime rate than University City.

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

For University City, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in University City is one in 166.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in University City is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In University City, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 26, which is a rate of 38 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that University City 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 University City is one in 369.

University City Crime Data

 
Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

University City Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

211

1,343

1,554

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.02

38.31

44.33

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
University City 6.02
Missouri 4.97
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 166

in University City

1 in 201

in Missouri
University City VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 35,058
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 25 60 123
Rate per 1,000 0.09 0.71 1.71 3.51
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
University City 38.31
Missouri 28.54
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in University City

1 in 35

in Missouri
University City Property CRIMES
Population: 35,058
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 298 950 95
Rate per 1,000 8.50 27.10 2.71
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

University City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
University City 263
Missouri 35