Belton, MO Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Belton, MO? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in Cass County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the Belton area. Belton has a population of 23,168, which makes it the 28th largest city in Missouri, and an average income of $54,627. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Belton, MO

One of the first ways to gauge crime is to look at the reported crimes in that city over a year’s time. Keep in mind that you cannot compare one city’s reported crimes to another city’s reported crimes without also understanding any differences in population. In addition, the reported crime rate and the actual crime rate may be very different; crimes such as forcible rape are notoriously underreported, while crimes like motor vehicle theft have higher reporting rates.

In 2015, there were 74 reported violent crimes and 717 reported property crimes in Belton. This compares to 30,261 reported violent crimes and 173,642 reported property crimes statewide in Missouri. This makes Belton 161st in the state of Missouri when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Belton was agg. assault, with 32 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 545 reported.

In addition to these major crimes, there were a number of other offenses committed, but most of those were charged as misdemeanors. Our charts below have much more information.


Belton Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 28th
  • Violent Crimes: 32nd (161st per 100k)
  • Murder: 9th (49th per 100k)
  • Rape: 9th (31st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 45th (220th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 24th (71st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 31st (113th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 28th (147th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 31st (113th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 23rd (90th per 100k)
  • Arson: 15th (88th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 1,703rd
  • Violent Crimes: 559th (2,112th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (374th per 100k)
  • Rape: 168th (478th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 454th (2,658th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 324th (1,122nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,091st (2,079th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 608th (2,230th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,008th (2,022nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 464th (1,273rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 116th (748th per 100k)

In Cass County (2015)

  • Population: 3rd
  • Violent Crimes: 3rd (3rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 2nd (3rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 2nd (1st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 3rd (4th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 2nd (2nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 3rd (2nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 3rd (3rd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 3rd (2nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 3rd (3rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 3rd (2nd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 23,168
  • Households: 8,338
  • Median Income: $54,627
  • Land Area: 14.245 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.069 miles2
  • Time Zone: CDT

Belton, MO Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 1 1
Rape 27 23
Agg. Assault 43 32
Robbery 13 18
Burglary 119 120
Vehicle Thefts 94 52
Arson 5 2

Violent Crimes in Belton, MO in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 1
Rape 23
Aggravated Assault 32
Robbery 18

Property Crimes in Belton, MO in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 120
Larceny 545
Motor Vehicle Theft 52
Arson 2

Agg. Assault in Belton, MO

Year Agg. Assault
2006 41
2007 36
2008 33
2009 32
2010 30
2011 38
2012 54
2013 53
2014 43
2015 32

Murder in Belton, MO

Year Murder
2006 0
2007 2
2008 0
2009 1
2010 0
2011 1
2012 0
2013 0
2014 1
2015 1

Missouri Criminal Statistics:


Criminal Records Lookup

Do you want to lookup a specific individual’s criminal records? While a criminal background check may be important, it is important to understand that that the presence or absence of some criminal history may not be indicative of a person’s actual criminal behavior. People can be arrested for and charged with crimes that they did not commit, while other people may never be charged with crimes that they did commit. Therefore, when looking at an individual’s criminal background, it is important to understand the differences between arrests, charges, and convictions. It is equally important to understand that the absence of a criminal record does not guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior or will not engage in future criminal behavior.

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You may also want to look at statewide reporting numbers.

Missouri Statistics:

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

While the overall numbers can help you find some information, the crime rate is more informative. The crime rate can be reported in various ways; here we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By looking at the crime rate in a city, you can determine whether that city is more or less dangerous than surrounding cities. Here, we have compiled comparisons of the rate for various crimes in Belton and compared them to the rates for that same crime in Missouri and nationwide.


Agg. Assault in the state of Missouri

Year Agg. Assault
2006 22161
2007 20418
2008 20359
2009 20002
2010 19268
2011 18796
2012 19473
2013 18055
2014 18482
2015 20830

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