West Plains, MO
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With a crime rate of 50 per one thousand residents, West Plains 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 20. Within Missouri, more than 91% of the communities have a lower crime rate than West Plains.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in West Plains 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 West Plains; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 293. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in West Plains is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In West Plains, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 21, which is a rate of 47 per one thousand population.

West Plains Crime Data

 
Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

West Plains Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

42

578

620

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.42

47.05

50.47

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
West Plains 3.42
Missouri 4.97
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 293

in West Plains

1 in 201

in Missouri
West Plains VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 12,285
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 9 7 26
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.73 0.57 2.12
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
West Plains 47.05
Missouri 28.54
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 21

in West Plains

1 in 35

in Missouri
West Plains Property CRIMES
Population: 12,285
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 81 475 22
Rate per 1,000 6.59 38.67 1.79
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

West Plains Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
West Plains 47
Missouri 35

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