Matthews, MO Criminal and Public Records

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Matthews Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 352nd
  • Violent Crimes: 86th (162nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 75th (200th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 39th (35th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 196th (174th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 92nd (105th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 190th (185th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 7,180th
  • Violent Crimes: 631st (2,129th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 190th (1,411th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 485th (2,480th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 341st (565th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,768th (3,429th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 724th (1,732nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,534th (3,554th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 515th (3,197th per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (825th per 100k)

In New Madrid County (2015)

  • Population: 7th
  • Violent Crimes: 4th (3rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 4th (4th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 2nd (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 5th (3rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 3rd (3rd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 5th (3rd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 628
  • Households: 276
  • Median Income: $30,132
  • Land Area: 1.957 miles2
  • Water Area: 0 miles2
  • Time Zone: CDT

Matthews, MO Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Agg. Assault 2 1
Robbery 0 1
Burglary 3 4
Vehicle Thefts 2 0

Violent Crimes in Matthews, MO in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Aggravated Assault 1
Robbery 1

Property Crimes in Matthews, MO in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 4
Larceny 10
Motor Vehicle Theft 0

Vehicle Thefts in Matthews, MO

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 1
2007 0
2008 0
2009 3
2010 0
2011 0
2012 2
2013 1
2014 2
2015 0

Burglary in Matthews, MO

Year Burglary
2006 1
2007 5
2008 4
2009 4
2010 1
2011 8
2012 6
2013 3
2014 3
2015 4

Missouri Criminal Statistics:


As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in Matthews, MO included 2 violent crimes and 14 property crimes. The 2 violent crimes included: 0 murders, 1 aggravated assault, 0 forcible rapes, and 1 robbery. The 14 property crimes included: 0 motor vehicle thefts, 4 burglaries, 0 counts of arson, and 10 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in Matthews, 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
Agg. Assault 18482 20830
Robbery 5592 6376
Property Crimes 176237 173642
Burglary 35258 34006
Larceny 124622 122637
Vehicle Thefts 16357 16999

Looking for information on a specific individual in Matthews, MO? BeenVerified can help you locate background check and criminal records for individuals living in Matthews or in the greater Matthews, MO metropolitan area. These records can help you determine if someone has been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of a crime. However, it is important to realize that the absence of a criminal record is no guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior.

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.


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

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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