St. Louis, MO Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
24,374
Total Crimes
8,110.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
227.48%
Above National Average
385 out of 391
In Missouri
9,780 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in St. Louis, MO?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in St. Louis is 8,110.6 per 100,000 people. That's 227.48% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 158.82% 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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St. Louis SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
6
Affordability
6
Diversity
9
Safety
2
Amenities
10
Education
8
Commute
8

How Does St. Louis Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
St. Louis
/ 100k People
Missouri
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 24,374 8,110.6 3,133.7 2,476.7
Murder 194 64.6 9.3 5.0
Robbery 1,475 490.8 80.8 81.6
Aggravated Assault 3,858 1,283.8 357.4 250.2
Violent Crime 5,792 1,927.3 495.0 366.7
Burglary 3,044 1,012.9 430.4 340.5
Larceny 12,540 4,172.8 1,865.0 1,549.5
Car Theft 2,998 997.6 343.3 219.9
Property Crime 18,582 6,183.3 2,638.7 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In St. Louis

5,792.0
Violent Crimes
1,927.3
Violent Crimes / 100k People
425.58%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 51.9 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in St. Louis each year. That compares to a 1 in 202.0 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in St. Louis is 1,927.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 425.58% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 289.36% higher than the Missouri violent crime rate of 495.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In St. Louis

18,582.0
Property Crimes
6,183.3
Property Crimes / 100k People
193.06%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 16.2 chance of being the victim of a property crime in St. Louis each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in St. Louis is 6,183.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 193.06% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 134.33% higher than the Missouri property crime rate of 2,638.7 per 100,000 people.

St. Louis 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 St. Louis

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
O'Fallon, IL 29,686 476 1,603.4 1,424.9 178.5
Edwardsville, IL 25,047 209 834.4 770.6 63.9
Collinsville, IL 24,496 557 2,273.8 2,012.6 261.3
Clayton, MO 16,936 246 1,452.5 1,381.7 70.9
Fairview Heights, IL 16,368 632 3,861.2 3,610.7 250.5
Swansea, IL 13,432 236 1,757.0 1,608.1 148.9
Shiloh, IL 13,177 202 1,533.0 1,434.3 98.7
Glen Carbon, IL 12,958 89 686.8 656.0 30.9
Columbia, IL 10,491 79 753.0 591.0 162.0
Maplewood, MO 8,108 620 7,646.8 7,326.1 320.7
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