Jefferson City, MO Criminal and Public Records

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Disclaimer: The city of Jefferson City resides in these counties: Cole County, Callaway County.


Jefferson City Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 15th
  • Violent Crimes: 14th (136th per 100k)
  • Murder: 8th (48th per 100k)
  • Rape: 15th (129th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 13th (155th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 13th (62nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 13th (108th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 21st (185th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 13th (91st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 24th (181st per 100k)
  • Arson: 15th (101st per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 891st
  • Violent Crimes: 471st (1,801st per 100k)
  • Murder: 76th (371st per 100k)
  • Rape: 177th (1,101st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 382nd (1,859th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 300th (957th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 683rd (1,977th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 551st (2,817th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 597th (1,620th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 469th (2,180th per 100k)
  • Arson: 116th (788th per 100k)

In Callaway County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (1st per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 43,169
  • Households: 16,884
  • Median Income: $47,969
  • Land Area: 36.081 miles2
  • Water Area: 1.626 miles2
  • Time Zone: CDT

Jefferson City, MO Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 1 2
Rape 6 14
Agg. Assault 101 104
Robbery 25 42
Burglary 166 178
Vehicle Thefts 31 47
Arson 4 2

Violent Crimes in Jefferson City, MO in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 2
Rape 14
Aggravated Assault 104
Robbery 42

Property Crimes in Jefferson City, MO in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 178
Larceny 1153
Motor Vehicle Theft 47
Arson 2

Property Crimes in Jefferson City, MO

Year Property Crimes
2006 1567
2007 1484
2009 1409
2010 1668
2011 1613
2012 1586
2013 1446
2014 1331
2015 1378

Larceny in Jefferson City, MO

Year Larceny
2006 1241
2007 1186
2009 1157
2010 1348
2011 1305
2012 1311
2013 1162
2014 1134
2015 1153

Missouri Criminal Statistics:


As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in Jefferson City, MO included 162 violent crimes and 1378 property crimes. The 162 violent crimes included: 2 murders, 104 aggravated assaults, 14 forcible rapes, and 42 robberies. The 1378 property crimes included: 47 motor vehicle thefts, 178 burglaries, 2 counts of arson, and 1153 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in Jefferson City, MO which fell outside of the major crime category; these crimes are generally charged as misdemeanors. It is important to realize that the numbers above reflect the reported crime rate, not the actual crime rate. Depending on the crime, there can be a huge disparity between the actual crime rate and the reporting rate.

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 26856 30261
Murder 403 502
Rape 4085 4407
Agg. Assault 18482 20830
Robbery 5592 6376
Property Crimes 176237 173642
Burglary 35258 34006
Larceny 124622 122637
Vehicle Thefts 16357 16999
Arson 0 0

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Most major metropolitan areas include suburbs and surrounding areas. Crimes in those areas may not be charged in the city, but in the surrounding county or state. Therefore, it may be important to look at statewide crime statistics.


Property Crimes in the state of Missouri

Year Property Crimes
2006 223570
2007 219759
2008 216585
2009 202698
2010 200414
2011 198882
2012 199590
2013 189606
2014 176237
2015 173642

You may also want to look at crime trends to compare a city to the state or the country, as a whole. To do this, you do not look at the overall number of crimes, but at the crime rate. It is also helpful to look at crime rates over time to determine whether a city or state is experiencing a growth in crime compared to the country, as a whole. Conventionally, the crime rate is reported as incidents per 1,000 people.

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