Sikeston, MO Criminal and Public Records

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About Sikeston

Sikeston is located in Scott County, with a population of 16,436. This makes it the 43rd most populous city in Missouri. It has an average income of $36,789.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 179 reported major violent crimes (0.010931 per person) and 715 reported major property crimes in Sikeston (0.043661 per person). While these reported crime rates are helpful, it is very important to realize that there is a gap between the actual number of crimes committed and the number of reported crimes; many crimes are notoriously underreported.

In addition, some crimes may be charged under different headings. For example, aggravated assaults that are committed against family members may be charged as domestic violence rather than assault. The charts below show more stats on yearly trends for specific crime types in Sikeston.

Crime Rates Compared to Missouri

When it comes to major violent crimes, Sikeston has 0.010931 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.004974 violent crimes per person statewide.

Sikeston has 0.043661 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.028542 per person statewide.

Disclaimer: The city of Sikeston resides in these counties: Scott County, New Madrid County.


Sikeston Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 43rd
  • Violent Crimes: 12th (23rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 6th (12th per 100k)
  • Rape: 25th (159th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 9th (23rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 24th (55th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 32nd (53rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 24th (63rd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 29th (49th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 44th (170th per 100k)
  • Arson: 10th (35th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 2,282nd
  • Violent Crimes: 454th (260th per 100k)
  • Murder: 74th (184th per 100k)
  • Rape: 188th (1,243rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 333rd (191st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 324th (852nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,093rd (989th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 590th (1,057th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 995th (930th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 497th (2,114th per 100k)
  • Arson: 111th (412th per 100k)

In Scott County (2015)

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

General Data

  • Population: 16,436
  • Households: 6,494
  • Median Income: $36,789
  • Land Area: 17.468 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.162 miles2
  • Time Zone: CST

Sikeston, MO Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 2 4
Rape 6 3
Agg. Assault 236 154
Robbery 28 18
Burglary 176 138
Vehicle Thefts 22 19
Arson 3 7

Violent Crimes in Sikeston, MO in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 4
Rape 3
Aggravated Assault 154
Robbery 18

Property Crimes in Sikeston, MO in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 138
Larceny 558
Motor Vehicle Theft 19
Arson 7

Burglary in Sikeston, MO

Year Burglary
2006 188
2007 170
2008 216
2009 184
2010 228
2011 129
2012 149
2013 219
2014 176
2015 138

Property Crimes in Sikeston, MO

Year Property Crimes
2006 803
2007 862
2008 879
2009 870
2010 948
2011 768
2012 943
2013 972
2014 1026
2015 715

Missouri Criminal Statistics:


If you have an idea of how large Sikeston is compared to the overall population of State or if you want to determine whether there has been an increase or a decline in reported crime numbers from year-to-year, then you may want to look at statewide reported crimes.

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 above statistics are helpful in some circumstances, they do not give you information about how Sikeston compares to the rest of Missouri or to the nation in terms of likelihood that you will be the victim of a crime. To make those comparisons, you need to look at the crime rate. The crime rate refers to the number of crimes per a set number of people. In our crime rates, we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By comparing these rates, you can determine whether a person in Sikeston is at a higher or lower risk of being a victim of a major crime than people in the rest of Missouri or nationwide.


Burglary in the state of Missouri

Year Burglary
2006 44647
2007 43446
2008 45788
2009 43787
2010 44043
2011 44822
2012 42466
2013 38865
2014 35258
2015 34006

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