University City, MO Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in University City, MO? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in St. Louis County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the University City area. University City has a population of 35,058, which makes it the 18th largest city in Missouri, and an average income of $51,933. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in University City, 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 211 reported violent crimes and 1343 reported property crimes in University City. This compares to 30,261 reported violent crimes and 173,642 reported property crimes statewide in Missouri. This makes University City 71st in the state of Missouri when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in University City was agg. assault, with 123 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 950 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.


University City Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 18th
  • Violent Crimes: 9th (71st per 100k)
  • Murder: 7th (36th per 100k)
  • Rape: 8th (63rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 12th (105th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 11th (31st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 14th (70th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 10th (62nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 16th (87th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 14th (69th per 100k)
  • Arson: 11th (71st per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 1,113th
  • Violent Crimes: 422nd (931st per 100k)
  • Murder: 75th (331st per 100k)
  • Rape: 166th (721st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 363rd (1,263rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 282nd (520th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 697th (1,353rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 438th (1,038th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 696th (1,580th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 421st (994th per 100k)
  • Arson: 112th (663rd per 100k)

In St. Louis County (2015)

  • Population: 3rd
  • Violent Crimes: 2nd (21st per 100k)
  • Murder: 3rd (13th per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (9th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 2nd (27th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 3rd (17th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (18th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 2nd (20th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (15th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 2nd (25th per 100k)
  • Arson: 3rd (18th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 35,058
  • Households: 15,985
  • Median Income: $51,933
  • Land Area: 5.871 miles2
  • Time Zone: CDT

University City, MO Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 2 3
Rape 10 25
Agg. Assault 110 123
Robbery 69 60
Burglary 288 298
Vehicle Thefts 54 95
Arson 5 6

Violent Crimes in University City, MO in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 3
Rape 25
Aggravated Assault 123
Robbery 60

Property Crimes in University City, MO in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 298
Larceny 950
Motor Vehicle Theft 95
Arson 6

Vehicle Thefts in University City, MO

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 237
2007 163
2008 209
2009 163
2011 95
2012 96
2013 72
2014 54
2015 95

Agg. Assault in University City, MO

Year Agg. Assault
2006 192
2007 148
2008 215
2009 173
2011 119
2012 74
2013 99
2014 110
2015 123

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 University City 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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