Cape Girardeau, MO Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
1,665
Total Crimes
4,154.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
67.74%
Above National Average
327 out of 391
In Missouri
8,852 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Cape Girardeau, MO?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Cape Girardeau is 4,154.5 per 100,000 people. That's 67.74% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 32.58% higher than the Missouri total crime rate of 3,133.7 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Cape Girardeau SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
7
Affordability
6
Diversity
8
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
9.5

How Does Cape Girardeau Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Cape Girardeau
/ 100k People
Missouri
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,665 4,154.5 3,133.7 2,476.7
Murder 6 15.0 9.3 5.0
Robbery 46 114.8 80.8 81.6
Aggravated Assault 157 391.7 357.4 250.2
Violent Crime 233 581.4 495.0 366.7
Burglary 215 536.5 430.4 340.5
Larceny 1,145 2,857.0 1,865.0 1,549.5
Car Theft 72 179.7 343.3 219.9
Property Crime 1,432 3,573.1 2,638.7 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Cape Girardeau

233.0
Violent Crimes
581.4
Violent Crimes / 100k People
58.54%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 172.0 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Cape Girardeau each year. That compares to a 1 in 202.0 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Cape Girardeau is 581.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 58.54% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 17.45% higher than the Missouri violent crime rate of 495.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Cape Girardeau

1,432.0
Property Crimes
3,573.1
Property Crimes / 100k People
69.35%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 28.0 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Cape Girardeau each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Cape Girardeau is 3,573.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 69.35% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 35.41% higher than the Missouri property crime rate of 2,638.7 per 100,000 people.

Cape Girardeau Crime Compared To Missouri Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Missouri.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Cape Girardeau

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Carbondale, IL 25,242 1,140 4,516.3 3,692.3 824.0
Jackson, MO 15,151 244 1,610.5 1,504.9 105.6
Herrin, IL 12,878 294 2,283.0 1,949.1 333.9
Perryville, MO 8,466 259 3,059.3 2,728.6 330.7
Chester, IL 8,224 32 389.1 267.5 121.6
Murphysboro, IL 7,417 169 2,278.5 1,550.5 728.1
Metropolis, IL 5,986 298 4,978.3 4,427.0 551.3
Carterville, IL 5,873 71 1,208.9 987.6 221.4
Baker, MT 1,928 10 518.7 363.1 155.6
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