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Safest Places to Live in Missouri 2020

EPF Last Update: June 7, 2020

Missouri is located in the Midwestern region of the United States. With over 6 million residents, it is the 18th most populous state in the US. The capital of the state is Jefferson City, the largest city is Kansas City (close to 500,000 residents), whereas the largest metropolitan area is Greater St. Louis. Some of the states’s nicknames are the ‘Mother of the West’, the ‘Cave State’ and the ‘Show Me State’.

The landscape is rather interesting, with the Mississippi River forming the eastern border of the state and Ozarks (forest highlands) dominating the southern part of the state. Missouri was an important state during the expansion to the west, while its role in the Civil War was complex due to the fact that it was a border state.

The culture of this state is a blend of many different influences, such as ragtime, jazz, and blues in the field of music. When it comes to food, this state takes pride in its barbecue, beer brewing and wine. Some of the most important American companies are headquartered in Missouri, which greatly improves its economy.

From 2016 to 2017, the violent crime rate in Missouri increased by 2.2%, which is 1.8% per 100,000 people.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, cities that are the safest got the lowest score and those that are more vulnerable to crime got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI were not included in the list, as well as cities with a population under 3,000.

50 Safest Places in Missouri 2020

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Carl Junction 7921 0 0,00
2 Battlefield 6218 1 0,16
3 Town and Country 11154 2 0,18
4 Palmyra 3598 1 0,28
5 Ballwin 30151 9 0,30
6 Peculiar 5192 2 0,39
7 Raymore 21452 9 0,42
8 Mount Vernon 4525 2 0,44
9 Chesterfield 47602 22 0,46
10 Glendale 5881 3 0,51
11 Ladue 8625 5 0,58
12 Kearney 10300 6 0,58
13 Maryville 11716 7 0,60
14 Louisiana 3282 2 0,61
15 Dexter 7839 5 0,64
16 Bethany 3107 2 0,64
17 Higginsville 4606 3 0,65
18 Rock Hill 4599 3 0,65
19 Byrnes Mill 3016 2 0,66
20 Ste. Genevieve 4443 3 0,68
21 California 4425 3 0,68
22 St. James 4059 3 0,74
23 Lake St. Louis 16134 12 0,74
24 Frontenac 3875 3 0,77
25 Rogersville 3739 3 0,80
26 Platte City 4979 4 0,80
27 Hollister 4561 4 0,88
28 Webb City 11379 10 0,88
29 Cottleville 5670 5 0,88
30 Manchester 18114 16 0,88
31 Marshfield 7442 7 0,94
32 Buckner 3053 3 0,98
33 Smithville 10012 10 1,00
34 Ellisville 9842 10 1,02
35 Salem 4910 5 1,02
36 Eureka 10626 11 1,04
37 Arnold 21151 22 1,04
38 Kirkwood 27670 30 1,08
39 Webster Groves 22873 25 1,09
40 Bonne Terre 7305 8 1,10
41 Savannah 5202 6 1,15
42 Creve Coeur 18831 22 1,17
43 Nixa 21653 26 1,20
44 Lee’s Summit 98144 118 1,20
45 Mexico 11507 14 1,22
46 Pacific 7241 9 1,24
47 Jackson 15101 19 1,26
48 Crestwood 11864 15 1,26
49 Des Peres 8601 11 1,28
50 Licking 3094 4 1,29

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Crime Score in All Cities in Missouri 2020

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at our full list of Missouri cities.

It is obvious that we can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • 10,000 – 30,000 Residents
  • Over 30,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Fleming 125 0 0,00
2 Kimmswick 151 0 0,00
3 Camden 185 0 0,00
4 Edgar Springs 194 0 0,00
5 Napoleon 212 0 0,00
6 Blackburn 237 0 0,00
7 Old Monroe 282 0 0,00
8 Martinsburg 300 0 0,00
9 Silex 301 0 0,00
10 East Lynne 304 0 0,00
11 Canalou 306 0 0,00
12 Farber 315 0 0,00
13 Risco 315 0 0,00
14 Frankford 317 0 0,00
15 Annapolis 341 0 0,00
16 Howardville 346 0 0,00
17 Bellflower 358 0 0,00
18 Fairview 379 0 0,00
19 Alma 384 0 0,00
20 Corder 398 0 0,00
21 Urbana 414 0 0,00
22 Lanagan 416 0 0,00
23 Niangua 423 0 0,00
24 Newburg 435 0 0,00
25 Washburn 436 0 0,00
26 Delta 439 0 0,00
27 Butterfield Village 472 0 0,00
28 Arbyrd 473 0 0,00
29 Summersville 491 0 0,00
30 Green Ridge 498 0 0,00
31 Laddonia 500 0 0,00
32 Center 506 0 0,00
33 Indian Point 519 0 0,00
34 Eminence 582 0 0,00
35 Hartville 606 0 0,00
36 Queen City 607 0 0,00
37 Verona 608 0 0,00
38 Lowry City 610 0 0,00
39 Hornersville 613 0 0,00
40 Cleveland 660 0 0,00
41 Wheaton 690 0 0,00
42 Perry 694 0 0,00
43 New Florence 705 0 0,00
44 Stewartsville 734 0 0,00
45 Iberia 745 0 0,00
46 Bertrand 756 0 0,00
47 Exeter 771 0 0,00
48 Conway 773 0 0,00
49 Pineville 790 0 0,00
50 Walnut Grove 807 0 0,00
51 Braymer 849 0 0,00
52 Ferrelview 872 0 0,00
53 Morehouse 880 0 0,00
54 Reeds Spring 880 0 0,00
55 Laurie 935 0 0,00
56 Maysville 1067 0 0,00
57 New Franklin 1074 0 0,00
58 Cole Camp 1106 0 0,00
59 Lake Winnebago 1175 0 0,00
60 Duenweg 1348 0 0,00
61 Oakland 1368 0 0,00
62 Ironton 1389 0 0,00
63 Ash Grove 1448 0 0,00
64 Tarkio 1453 0 0,00
65 Winfield 1461 0 0,00
66 Linn 1517 0 0,00
67 Merriam Woods 1858 0 0,00
68 Bernie 1904 0 0,00
69 Warson Woods 1915 0 0,00
70 Willow Springs 2110 0,00
71 Clarkson Valley 2610 0 0,00
72 Concordia 2362 1 0,42
73 Milan 1799 1 0,56
74 Lakeshire 1397 1 0,72
75 Knob Noster 2763 2 0,72
76 Clever 2743 2 0,73
77 Fayette 2713 2 0,74
78 Mountain View 2645 2 0,76
79 Clarkton 1189 1 0,84
80 Wellsville 1132 1 0,88
81 Billings 1100 1 0,91
82 Lake Lotawana 2119 2 0,94
83 Mound City 1026 1 0,97
84 Sparta 1907 2 1,05
85 Lake Waukomis 932 1 1,07
86 La Grange 915 1 1,09
87 Duquesne 1736 2 1,15
88 Rockaway Beach 866 1 1,15
89 Hamilton 1694 2 1,18
90 Seligman 844 1 1,18
91 Edmundson 831 1 1,20
92 Wellington 795 1 1,26
93 Lawson 2382 3 1,26
94 Huntsville 1512 2 1,32
95 Oregon 754 1 1,33
96 Plattsburg 2262 3 1,33
97 Marble Hill 1483 2 1,35
98 Gower 1476 2 1,36
99 Pilot Knob 718 1 1,39
100 Jonesburg 705 1 1,42
101 Advance 1348 2 1,48
102 Viburnum 665 1 1,50
103 Rich Hill 1323 2 1,51
104 Montgomery City 2630 4 1,52
105 Goodman 1244 2 1,61
106 Memphis 1864 3 1,61
107 Doolittle 602 1 1,66
108 Seneca 2389 4 1,67
109 Hardin 534 1 1,87
110 Adrian 1599 3 1,88
111 Appleton City 1064 2 1,88
112 Owensville 2576 5 1,94
113 Crocker 1022 2 1,96
114 Lathrop 2028 4 1,97
115 Claycomo 1496 3 2,01
116 Gideon 985 2 2,03
117 Piedmont 1947 4 2,05
118 Strafford 2408 5 2,08
119 Jasper 942 2 2,12
120 Diamond 928 2 2,16
121 Ellington 922 2 2,17
122 Marston 456 1 2,19
123 Lake Ozark 1822 4 2,20
124 Qulin 453 1 2,21
125 Holden 2232 5 2,24
126 Gallatin 1759 4 2,27
127 Pierce City 1302 3 2,30
128 Cabool 2119 5 2,36
129 Fordland 842 2 2,38
130 Granby 2100 5 2,38
131 Mansfield 1249 3 2,40
132 Truesdale 813 2 2,46
133 Forsyth 2437 6 2,46
134 Rosebud 406 1 2,46
135 Versailles 2426 6 2,47
136 Rock Port 1212 3 2,48
137 Orrick 802 2 2,49
138 Hermann 2327 6 2,58
139 Carterville 1919 5 2,61
140 Belle 1490 4 2,68
141 Lake Tapawingo 725 2 2,76
142 Henrietta 355 1 2,82
143 New Haven 2076 6 2,89
144 Hawk Point 691 2 2,89
145 Lake Lafayette 332 1 3,01
146 Anderson 1975 6 3,04
147 Potosi 2623 8 3,05
148 Sarcoxie 1296 4 3,09
149 Leadington 606 2 3,30
150 Noel 1815 6 3,31
151 Houston 2091 7 3,35
152 Osceola 895 3 3,35
153 Ava 2883 10 3,47
154 Oronogo 2578 9 3,49
155 Seymour 2003 7 3,49
156 Kahoka 1987 7 3,52
157 Steelville 1677 6 3,58
158 Purdy 1096 4 3,65
159 Bourbon 1598 6 3,75
160 Marceline 2122 8 3,77
161 Pilot Grove 760 3 3,95
162 Richland 1759 7 3,98
163 Fair Grove 1473 6 4,07
164 Bella Villa 736 3 4,08
165 New London 973 4 4,11
166 Bel-Nor 1453 6 4,13
167 Leadwood 1165 5 4,29
168 Branson West 450 2 4,44
169 Greenfield 1309 6 4,58
170 Bates City 216 1 4,63
171 Calverton Park 1276 6 4,70
172 Van Buren 820 4 4,88
173 Matthews 606 3 4,95
174 Thayer 2136 11 5,15
175 Foristell 578 3 5,19
176 Kimberling City 2306 12 5,20
177 Campbell 1858 10 5,38
178 Steele 1991 11 5,52
179 Lone Jack 1266 7 5,53
180 Lincoln 1179 7 5,94
181 Warsaw 2184 13 5,95
182 Winona 1299 8 6,16
183 Monroe City 2424 15 6,19
184 Canton 2335 15 6,42
185 Vienna 588 4 6,80
186 Marionville 2186 16 7,32
187 Bunker 388 3 7,73
188 Country Club Hills 1258 10 7,95
189 St. Marys 346 3 8,67
190 Hillsdale 1567 14 8,93
191 Stover 1063 10 9,41
192 Moline Acres 2382 24 10,08
193 Hayti 2644 27 10,21
194 Bel-Ridge 2661 31 11,65
195 Dixon 1429 17 11,90
196 Velda City 1378 17 12,34
197 Riverview 2772 48 17,32
198 Flordell Hills 801 16 19,98
199 Northmoor 347 8 23,05
200 Miner 947 43 45,41

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Carl Junction 7921 0 0,00
2 Battlefield 6218 1 0,16
3 Palmyra 3598 1 0,28
4 Peculiar 5192 2 0,39
5 Mount Vernon 4525 2 0,44
6 Glendale 5881 3 0,51
7 Ladue 8625 5 0,58
8 Louisiana 3282 2 0,61
9 Dexter 7839 5 0,64
10 Bethany 3107 2 0,64
11 Higginsville 4606 3 0,65
12 Rock Hill 4599 3 0,65
13 Byrnes Mill 3016 2 0,66
14 Ste. Genevieve 4443 3 0,68
15 California 4425 3 0,68
16 St. James 4059 3 0,74
17 Frontenac 3875 3 0,77
18 Rogersville 3739 3 0,80
19 Platte City 4979 4 0,80
20 Hollister 4561 4 0,88
21 Cottleville 5670 5 0,88
22 Marshfield 7442 7 0,94
23 Buckner 3053 3 0,98
24 Ellisville 9842 10 1,02
25 Salem 4910 5 1,02
26 Bonne Terre 7305 8 1,10
27 Savannah 5202 6 1,15
28 Pacific 7241 9 1,24
29 Des Peres 8601 11 1,28
30 Licking 3094 4 1,29
31 Sunset Hills 8492 11 1,30
32 Moscow Mills 3004 4 1,33
33 Boonville 8434 12 1,42
34 Cuba 3302 5 1,51
35 Ashland 3956 6 1,52
36 Odessa 5184 8 1,54
37 Wright City 3777 6 1,59
38 Pleasant Valley 3059 5 1,63
39 Vandalia 4215 7 1,66
40 Cameron 9736 18 1,85
41 Lamar 4303 8 1,86
42 Parkville 6963 13 1,87
43 Brentwood 7991 15 1,88
44 Oak Grove 8151 16 1,96
45 Butler 4025 8 1,99
46 Olivette 7843 16 2,04
47 Macon 5368 11 2,05
48 Scott City 4486 10 2,23
49 Trenton 5800 13 2,24
50 St. John 6344 15 2,36
51 Camdenton 4106 10 2,44
52 El Dorado Springs 3568 9 2,52
53 Crystal City 4726 12 2,54
54 Richmond Heights 8342 22 2,64
55 Waynesville 5275 14 2,65
56 Willard 5447 15 2,75
57 Centralia 4255 12 2,82
58 Sullivan 7156 22 3,07
59 Desloge 4861 15 3,09
60 Chillicothe 9699 30 3,09
61 Shrewsbury 6108 19 3,11
62 Monett 8984 29 3,23
63 Brookfield 4291 14 3,26
64 Eldon 4632 16 3,45
65 Lexington 4531 16 3,53
66 Herculaneum 4067 15 3,69
67 Tipton 3387 13 3,84
68 Portageville 3019 12 3,97
69 Breckenridge Hills 4612 20 4,34
70 Sugar Creek 3303 15 4,54
71 Holts Summit 4599 21 4,57
72 Buffalo 3057 14 4,58
73 Perryville 8495 41 4,83
74 St. Robert 6006 29 4,83
75 Osage Beach 4582 23 5,02
76 Nevada 8116 44 5,42
77 Richmond 5636 31 5,50
78 Clinton 8897 49 5,51
79 Mountain Grove 4659 26 5,58
80 Northwoods 4404 25 5,68
81 Fredericktown 4014 23 5,73
82 Bowling Green 5577 32 5,74
83 Pevely 5883 34 5,78
84 Maplewood 8130 48 5,90
85 Cassville 3311 20 6,04
86 Woodson Terrace 4032 25 6,20
87 Malden 3943 25 6,34
88 Charleston 5599 37 6,61
89 Warrenton 8283 62 7,49
90 Carrollton 3508 33 9,41
91 North Kansas City 4552 44 9,67
92 Aurora 7478 74 9,90
93 St. Clair 4702 53 11,27
94 Caruthersville 5640 70 12,41
95 Pagedale 3292 49 14,88

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Town and Country 11154 2 0,18
2 Raymore 21452 9 0,42
3 Kearney 10300 6 0,58
4 Maryville 11716 7 0,60
5 Lake St. Louis 16134 12 0,74
6 Webb City 11379 10 0,88
7 Manchester 18114 16 0,88
8 Smithville 10012 10 1,00
9 Eureka 10626 11 1,04
10 Arnold 21151 22 1,04
11 Kirkwood 27670 30 1,08
12 Webster Groves 22873 25 1,09
13 Creve Coeur 18831 22 1,17
14 Nixa 21653 26 1,20
15 Mexico 11507 14 1,22
16 Jackson 15101 19 1,26
17 Crestwood 11864 15 1,26
18 Clayton 16935 25 1,48
19 Farmington 18740 29 1,55
20 Grain Valley 14165 25 1,76
21 Excelsior Springs 11626 22 1,89
22 Ozark 20203 41 2,03
23 Troy 12226 26 2,13
24 Fulton 12856 29 2,26
25 Marshall 12655 29 2,29
26 Neosho 12057 29 2,41
27 Washington 13964 34 2,43
28 Kirksville 17539 44 2,51
29 Republic 16495 43 2,61
30 Bolivar 10966 30 2,74
31 St. Ann 12698 36 2,84
32 Maryland Heights 26930 93 3,45
33 Harrisonville 10113 36 3,56
34 West Plains 12277 44 3,58
35 Warrensburg 20355 78 3,83
36 Lebanon 14622 57 3,90
37 Hazelwood 25234 99 3,92
38 Gladstone 27382 116 4,24
39 Union 11710 52 4,44
40 Festus 12092 56 4,63
41 Kennett 10326 50 4,84
42 Poplar Bluff 17074 85 4,98
43 Raytown 29173 153 5,24
44 Hannibal 17545 102 5,81
45 Bridgeton 11663 68 5,83
46 Rolla 20385 121 5,94
47 Sikeston 16129 97 6,01
48 Ferguson 20663 129 6,24
49 Grandview 25256 173 6,85
50 Branson 11589 85 7,33
51 Sedalia 21590 183 8,48
52 Moberly 13750 120 8,73
53 Bellefontaine Neighbors 10597 100 9,44
54 Vinita Park 11003 144 13,09

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Ballwin 30151 9 0,30
2 Chesterfield 47602 22 0,46
3 Lee’s Summit 98144 118 1,20
4 O’Fallon 88763 145 1,63
5 St. Peters 57838 106 1,83
6 St. Charles 70925 147 2,07
7 Florissant 51326 115 2,24
8 Blue Springs 55277 134 2,42
9 Wentzville 41057 106 2,58
10 Liberty 31842 93 2,92
11 University City 34438 108 3,14
12 Jefferson City 42856 151 3,52
13 Columbia 123586 446 3,61
14 Independence 117368 521 4,44
15 Cape Girardeau 39303 192 4,89
16 Springfield 168537 2218 13,16
17 Kansas City 493115 7842 15,90
18 St. Louis 306875 5525 18,00

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