Charleston, MO Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
131
Total Crimes
2,416.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
2.99%
Above National Average
219 out of 349
In Missouri
6,471 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Charleston, MO?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Charleston is 2,416.1 per 100,000 people. That's 2.99% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and -21.40% lower 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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Charleston SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
4
Affordability
7
Diversity
8.5
Safety
5
Amenities
8
Education
3
Commute
9

How Does Charleston Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Charleston
/ 100k People
Missouri
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 131 2,416.1 3,073.7 2,346.0
Murder 1 18.4 11.8 6.5
Robbery 3 55.3 74.4 73.9
Aggravated Assault 37 682.4 413.3 279.7
Violent Crime 43 793.1 542.7 387.8
Burglary 20 368.9 378.8 314.2
Larceny 60 1,106.6 1,759.1 1,398.0
Car Theft 8 147.5 393.2 246.0
Property Crime 88 1,623.0 2,531.0 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Charleston

43
Violent Crimes
793.1
Violent Crimes / 100k People
104.50%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 126.1 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Charleston each year. That compares to a 1 in 184.3 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Charleston is 793.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 104.50% higher than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • 46.13% higher than the Missouri violent crime rate of 542.7 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Charleston

88
Property Crimes
1,623.0
Property Crimes / 100k People
-17.12%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 61.6 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Charleston each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Charleston is 1,623.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -17.12% lower than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And -35.88% lower than the Missouri property crime rate of 2,531.0 per 100,000 people.

Charleston 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 Charleston

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Wilson, NC 49,486 1,709 3,453.5 2,907.9 545.6
Cape Girardeau, MO 40,845 1,566 3,834.0 2,947.7 886.3
Paducah, KY 24,850 1,078 4,338.0 3,996.0 342.1
Jackson, MO 15,151 244 1,610.5 1,504.9 105.6
East Prairie, MO 2,922 16 547.6 513.3 34.2
Fulton, KY 2,087 120 5,749.9 5,558.2 191.7
Baker, MT 1,907 6 314.6 157.3 157.3
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