SafeWise is happy to release our 5th annual Safest Cities report. Here are the 20 Safest Cities in Missouri for 2019. See if your city made the list.
The Show-Me State could show the rest of the country a lot about keeping violent crime low. Statewide, there was fewer than one violent crime incident per 1,000 people. That’s nearly four fewer incidents than the national violent crime rate of 4.49. And each city that made our list did better than that. In fact, the top two cities (Portageville and California) reported zero incidents of violent crime in 2017.
But Missouri has some work to do when it comes to property crime—the state experienced 10 more incidents per 1,000 people than the national average. Among the safest cities, only two exceeded the national property crime rate of 27.11 incidents per 1,000 people.
Find out if your city is one of Missouri’s safest—and get the details on every city that made the top 20 below.
Portageville tops our list of safest cities for the second year in a row.
Nine cities (45%) are among the top 20 safest for the second time this year.
80% of the cities on the list reported fewer than five total violent crimes.
There was only one murder and seven reports of rape among all 20 safest cities.
13 cities had fewer than 100 property crimes and only one topped 200.
Property crime is the biggest safety concern as reported in our State of Safety study—15% of respondents reported experiencing a property crime in the past year, compared to 16% nationwide.
Beyond Safest Cities: What Are the Biggest Safety Concerns in Your State?
Crime statistics are one thing, but do they line up with what people are really worried about when it comes to safety? To find out, SafeWise conducted a nationwide survey. See what the biggest safety concern is in your state—and learn more about what your neighbors are nervous about—in our State of Safety report.
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Rebecca has honed her safety and security skills as both a single mom and a college director. Being responsible for the well-being of others helped her learn how to minimize risk and create safe environments. Learn more