Cape Girardeau, MO Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
1,566
Total Crimes
3,834.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
63.43%
Above National Average
273 out of 349
In Missouri
7,888 out of 8,904
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 3,834.0 per 100,000 people. That's 63.43% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and 24.73% higher than the Missouri total crime rate of 3,073.7 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
6
Affordability
6
Diversity
8
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
9

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 1,566 3,834.0 3,073.7 2,346.0
Murder 4 9.8 11.8 6.5
Robbery 35 85.7 74.4 73.9
Aggravated Assault 281 688.0 413.3 279.7
Violent Crime 362 886.3 542.7 387.8
Burglary 179 438.2 378.8 314.2
Larceny 892 2,183.9 1,759.1 1,398.0
Car Theft 133 325.6 393.2 246.0
Property Crime 1,204 2,947.7 2,531.0 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Cape Girardeau

362
Violent Crimes
886.3
Violent Crimes / 100k People
128.54%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 112.8 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Cape Girardeau each year. That compares to a 1 in 184.3 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Cape Girardeau is 886.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 128.54% higher than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • 63.31% higher than the Missouri violent crime rate of 542.7 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Cape Girardeau

1,204
Property Crimes
2,947.7
Property Crimes / 100k People
50.53%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 33.9 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Cape Girardeau each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Cape Girardeau is 2,947.7 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 50.53% higher than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And 16.46% higher than the Missouri property crime rate of 2,531.0 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
Jackson, MO 15,151 244 1,610.5 1,504.9 105.6
Perryville, MO 8,526 237 2,779.7 2,427.9 351.9
Chaffee, MO 2,891 44 1,522.0 1,072.3 449.7
Baker, MT 1,907 6 314.6 157.3 157.3
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