Branson, MO Criminal and Public Records

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About Branson

Branson is located in Taney County, with a population of 11,431. This makes it the 67th most populous city in Missouri. It has an average income of $40,303.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 82 reported major violent crimes (0.00712 per person) and 1,529 reported major property crimes in Branson (0.13276 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 Branson.

Crime Rates Compared to Missouri

When it comes to major violent crimes, Branson has 0.00712 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.004974 violent crimes per person statewide.

Branson has 0.13276 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.028542 per person statewide.

Disclaimer: The city of Branson resides in these counties: Stone County, Taney County.


Branson Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 67th
  • Violent Crimes: 30th (51st per 100k)
  • Murder: 9th (35th per 100k)
  • Rape: 22nd (87th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 38th (98th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 15th (17th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 12th (2nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 13th (6th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 12th (2nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 16th (15th per 100k)
  • Arson: 14th (56th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 2,954th
  • Violent Crimes: 551st (695th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (330th per 100k)
  • Rape: 185th (905th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 444th (1,197th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 309th (191st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 617th (32nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 507th (97th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 562nd (37th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 435th (152nd per 100k)
  • Arson: 115th (574th per 100k)

In Taney County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (3rd 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: 11,431
  • Households: 4,938
  • Median Income: $40,303
  • Land Area: 20.675 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.173 miles2
  • Time Zone: CDT

Branson, MO Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 1 1
Rape 7 6
Agg. Assault 41 42
Robbery 25 33
Burglary 121 222
Vehicle Thefts 49 81
Arson 5 3

Violent Crimes in Branson, MO in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 1
Rape 6
Aggravated Assault 42
Robbery 33

Property Crimes in Branson, MO in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 222
Larceny 1226
Motor Vehicle Theft 81
Arson 3

Property Crimes in Branson, MO

Year Property Crimes
2006 1088
2007 1138
2008 1046
2009 928
2010 1062
2012 1297
2013 1261
2014 1195
2015 1529

Agg. Assault in Branson, MO

Year Agg. Assault
2006 130
2007 117
2008 116
2009 102
2010 104
2012 143
2013 130
2014 41
2015 42

Missouri Criminal Statistics:


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


Property Crimes in the state of Missouri

Year Property Crimes
2006 223570
2007 219759
2008 216585
2009 202698
2010 200414
2011 198882
2012 199590
2013 189606
2014 176237
2015 173642

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