Kirkwood, MO Criminal and Public Records

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About Kirkwood

Kirkwood is located in St. Louis County, with a population of 27,750. This makes it the 22nd most populous city in Missouri. It has an average income of $77,574.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 25 reported major violent crimes (0.000903 per person) and 499 reported major property crimes in Kirkwood (0.018021 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 Kirkwood.

Crime Rates Compared to Missouri

When it comes to major violent crimes, Kirkwood has 0.000903 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.004974 violent crimes per person statewide.

Kirkwood has 0.018021 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.028542 per person statewide.


Kirkwood Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 22nd
  • Violent Crimes: 63rd (296th per 100k)
  • Murder: 9th (51st per 100k)
  • Rape: 25th (181st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 62nd (296th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 33rd (133rd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 49th (226th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 59th (322nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 41st (180th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 50th (268th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 1,428th
  • Violent Crimes: 608th (3,898th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (381st per 100k)
  • Rape: 188th (1,318th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 472nd (3,469th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 335th (1,634th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,287th (4,323rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 690th (4,792nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,100th (3,475th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 503rd (2,779th per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (825th per 100k)

In St. Louis County (2015)

  • Population: 5th
  • Violent Crimes: 20th (50th per 100k)
  • Murder: 5th (18th per 100k)
  • Rape: 8th (36th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 23rd (49th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 16th (39th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 12th (44th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 17th (54th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 11th (34th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 20th (55th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 27,750
  • Households: 12,005
  • Median Income: $77,574
  • Land Area: 9.156 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.041 miles2
  • Time Zone: CDT

Kirkwood, MO Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 1
Rape 8 3
Agg. Assault 22 14
Robbery 5 7
Burglary 34 38
Vehicle Thefts 20 13
Arson 0 0

Violent Crimes in Kirkwood, MO in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 1
Rape 3
Aggravated Assault 14
Robbery 7

Property Crimes in Kirkwood, MO in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 38
Larceny 448
Motor Vehicle Theft 13
Arson 0

Vehicle Thefts in Kirkwood, MO

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 33
2007 27
2008 24
2009 28
2010 34
2011 12
2012 9
2013 10
2014 20
2015 13

Larceny in Kirkwood, MO

Year Larceny
2006 589
2007 636
2008 739
2009 657
2010 685
2011 676
2012 472
2013 498
2014 432
2015 448

Missouri Criminal Statistics:


If you have an idea of how large Kirkwood 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 Kirkwood 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 Kirkwood is at a higher or lower risk of being a victim of a major crime than people in the rest of Missouri or 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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