West Plains, MO Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
689
Total Crimes
5,587.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
138.17%
Above National Average
316 out of 349
In Missouri
8,555 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in West Plains, MO?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in West Plains is 5,587.5 per 100,000 people. That's 138.17% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and 81.78% 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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West Plains SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
4
Affordability
7
Diversity
3
Safety
4
Amenities
8
Education
6
Commute
9.5

How Does West Plains Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
West Plains
/ 100k People
Missouri
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 689 5,587.5 3,073.7 2,346.0
Murder 3 24.3 11.8 6.5
Robbery 4 32.4 74.4 73.9
Aggravated Assault 36 291.9 413.3 279.7
Violent Crime 48 389.3 542.7 387.8
Burglary 137 1,111.0 378.8 314.2
Larceny 431 3,495.3 1,759.1 1,398.0
Car Theft 73 592.0 393.2 246.0
Property Crime 641 5,198.3 2,531.0 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In West Plains

48
Violent Crimes
389.3
Violent Crimes / 100k People
0.38%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 256.9 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in West Plains each year. That compares to a 1 in 184.3 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in West Plains is 389.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 0.38% higher than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • -28.27% lower than the Missouri violent crime rate of 542.7 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In West Plains

641
Property Crimes
5,198.3
Property Crimes / 100k People
165.46%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 19.2 chance of being the victim of a property crime in West Plains each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in West Plains is 5,198.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 165.46% higher than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And 105.38% higher than the Missouri property crime rate of 2,531.0 per 100,000 people.

West Plains 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 West Plains

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Mountain Home, AR 12,582 416 3,306.3 3,052.0 254.3
Mountain View, MO 2,641 52 1,969.0 1,931.1 37.9
Thayer, MO 2,121 36 1,697.3 1,320.1 377.2
Willow Springs, MO 2,103 84 3,994.3 3,376.1 618.2
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