Sedalia, MO Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Sedalia, MO? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in Pettis County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the Sedalia area. Sedalia has a population of 21,516, which makes it the 29th largest city in Missouri, and an average income of $31,460. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Sedalia, 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 169 reported violent crimes and 1209 reported property crimes in Sedalia. This compares to 30,261 reported violent crimes and 173,642 reported property crimes statewide in Missouri. This makes Sedalia 43rd in the state of Missouri when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Sedalia was agg. assault, with 129 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 938 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.


Sedalia Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 29th
  • Violent Crimes: 13th (43rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 9th (48th per 100k)
  • Rape: 16th (80th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 10th (53rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 19th (47th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 18th (30th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 15th (44th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 17th (25th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 21st (64th per 100k)
  • Arson: 10th (48th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 1,825th
  • Violent Crimes: 464th (568th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (371st per 100k)
  • Rape: 179th (869th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 357th (531st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 315th (750th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 767th (464th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 518th (714th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 702nd (452nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 456th (952nd per 100k)
  • Arson: 111th (510th per 100k)

In Pettis 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: 21,516
  • Households: 8,786
  • Median Income: $31,460
  • Land Area: 13.397 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.025 miles2
  • Time Zone: CDT

Sedalia, MO Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 1
Rape 8 12
Agg. Assault 114 129
Robbery 15 27
Burglary 204 211
Vehicle Thefts 62 60
Arson 4 7

Violent Crimes in Sedalia, MO in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 1
Rape 12
Aggravated Assault 129
Robbery 27

Property Crimes in Sedalia, MO in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 211
Larceny 938
Motor Vehicle Theft 60
Arson 7

Vehicle Thefts in Sedalia, MO

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 38
2007 55
2008 61
2009 51
2010 53
2011 69
2012 61
2013 63
2014 62
2015 60

Property Crimes in Sedalia, MO

Year Property Crimes
2006 1378
2007 1402
2008 1485
2009 1390
2010 1301
2011 1492
2012 1612
2013 1502
2014 1367
2015 1209

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 Sedalia 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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