Merriam Woods, MO Criminal and Public Records

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Merriam Woods Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 234th
  • Violent Crimes: 87th (319th per 100k)
  • Rape: 27th (77th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 204th (368th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 91st (240th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 62nd (257th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 6,382nd
  • Violent Crimes: 632nd (4,214th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 190th (860th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 485th (3,918th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 341st (1,864th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,776th (7,800th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 723rd (3,669th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,543rd (7,899th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 515th (2,682nd per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (825th per 100k)

In Taney County (2015)

  • Population: 4th
  • Violent Crimes: 5th (5th per 100k)
  • Rape: 3rd (2nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 5th (5th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 5th (5th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 5th (5th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 1,763
  • Households: 678
  • Median Income: $28,897
  • Land Area: 1.596 miles2
  • Water Area: 0 miles2
  • Time Zone: CDT

Merriam Woods, MO Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Rape 0 1
Agg. Assault 2 0
Burglary 2 5
Vehicle Thefts 0 1
Arson 0 0

Violent Crimes in Merriam Woods, MO in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Rape 1
Aggravated Assault 0

Property Crimes in Merriam Woods, MO in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 5
Larceny 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 1
Arson 0

Violent Crimes in Merriam Woods, MO

Year Violent Crimes
2006 0
2011 0
2012 0
2013 0
2014 2
2015 1

Arson in Merriam Woods, MO

Year Arson
2006 1
2011 0
2012 0
2013 0
2014 0
2015 0

Missouri Criminal Statistics:


As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in Merriam Woods, MO included 1 violent crimes and 6 property crimes. The 1 violent crimes included: 0 murders, 0 aggravated assaults, 1 forcible rape, and 0 robberies. The 6 property crimes included: 1 motor vehicle theft, 5 burglaries, 0 counts of arson, and 0 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in Merriam Woods, MO which fell outside of the major crime category; these crimes are generally charged as misdemeanors. It is important to realize that the numbers above reflect the reported crime rate, not the actual crime rate. Depending on the crime, there can be a huge disparity between the actual crime rate and the reporting rate.

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 26856 30261
Rape 4085 4407
Agg. Assault 18482 20830
Property Crimes 176237 173642
Burglary 35258 34006
Larceny 124622 122637
Vehicle Thefts 16357 16999
Arson 0 0

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Violent Crimes in the state of Missouri

Year Violent Crimes
2006 31880
2007 29682
2008 29819
2009 29444
2010 27252
2011 26889
2012 27155
2013 26197
2014 26856
2015 30261

You may also want to look at crime trends to compare a city to the state or the country, as a whole. To do this, you do not look at the overall number of crimes, but at the crime rate. It is also helpful to look at crime rates over time to determine whether a city or state is experiencing a growth in crime compared to the country, as a whole. Conventionally, the crime rate is reported as incidents per 1,000 people.

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