Raytown, MO Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Raytown, MO? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in Jackson County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the Raytown area. Raytown has a population of 29,401, which makes it the 21st largest city in Missouri, and an average income of $49,139. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Raytown, 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 122 reported violent crimes and 1281 reported property crimes in Raytown. This compares to 30,261 reported violent crimes and 173,642 reported property crimes statewide in Missouri. This makes Raytown 117th in the state of Missouri when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Raytown was agg. assault, with 82 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 925 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.


Raytown Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 21st
  • Violent Crimes: 18th (117th per 100k)
  • Murder: 8th (41st per 100k)
  • Rape: 20th (142nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 19th (134th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 17th (58th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 16th (56th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 12th (77th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 18th (58th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 8th (35th per 100k)
  • Arson: 12th (72nd per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 1,326th
  • Violent Crimes: 511th (1,604th per 100k)
  • Murder: 76th (349th per 100k)
  • Rape: 183rd (1,154th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 404th (1,635th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 312th (920th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 726th (994th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 502nd (1,256th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 710th (1,112th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 387th (457th per 100k)
  • Arson: 113th (664th per 100k)

In Jackson County (2015)

  • Population: 5th
  • Violent Crimes: 4th (5th per 100k)
  • Murder: 3rd (3rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 6th (8th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 3rd (4th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 4th (4th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 5th (4th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 3rd (3rd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 5th (3rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 3rd (5th per 100k)
  • Arson: 3rd (2nd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 29,401
  • Households: 11,405
  • Median Income: $49,139
  • Land Area: 9.929 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.042 miles2
  • Time Zone: CDT

Raytown, MO Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 3 2
Rape 10 8
Agg. Assault 69 82
Robbery 36 30
Burglary 267 227
Vehicle Thefts 111 129
Arson 6 5

Violent Crimes in Raytown, MO in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 2
Rape 8
Aggravated Assault 82
Robbery 30

Property Crimes in Raytown, MO in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 227
Larceny 925
Motor Vehicle Theft 129
Arson 5

Vehicle Thefts in Raytown, MO

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 103
2007 174
2008 158
2009 122
2010 108
2011 137
2012 123
2013 119
2014 111
2015 129

Violent Crimes in Raytown, MO

Year Violent Crimes
2006 74
2007 93
2008 102
2009 96
2010 117
2011 88
2012 111
2013 113
2014 118
2015 122

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 Raytown and compared them to the rates for that same crime in Missouri and nationwide.


Vehicle Thefts in the state of Missouri

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 25433
2007 23784
2008 20765
2009 17479
2010 16051
2011 15317
2012 16308
2013 16325
2014 16357
2015 16999

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