Safest Places to Live in Missouri 2021

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Last Update: January 21, 2021 Living

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 state’s capital is Jefferson City; the largest city is Kansas City (close to 500,000 residents); Greater St. Louis is the largest metropolitan area. Some of the states’ nicknames are the ‘Mother of the West,’ the ‘Cave State,’ and the ‘Show Me State.’

Missouri was an important state during the West’s expansion, while its role in the Civil War was complex because it was a border state.

This state’s culture is a blend of many different influences, such as ragtime, jazz, and blues. 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.

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, safer cities got the lowest score, and those that are more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI and those with a population under 5,000 were not included in the list.

50 Safest Places in Missouri 2021

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Battlefield 6 348 0 0,00
2 Glendale 5 873 1 0,17
3 Savannah 5 212 1 0,19
4 Pacific 7 265 4 0,55
5 Kearney 10 736 7 0,65
6 Maryville 11 643 8 0,69
7 Clayton 16 936 12 0,71
8 Creve Coeur 18 829 14 0,74
9 Raymore 22 121 17 0,77
10 Mexico 11 529 9 0,78
11 Parkville 7 143 6 0,84
12 Cottleville 5 849 5 0,85
13 Ladue 8 650 8 0,92
14 Marshfield 7 566 7 0,93
15 De Soto 6 355 6 0,94
16 Jackson 15 151 16 1,06
17 Lee’s Summit 99 365 115 1,16
18 Willard 5 616 7 1,25
19 O’Fallon 89 611 114 1,27
20 Excelsior Springs 11 715 15 1,28
21 Peculiar 5 417 7 1,29
22 Sunset Hills 8 480 11 1,30
23 Nixa 22 235 29 1,30
24 Lake St. Louis 16 444 22 1,34
25 Platte City 5 002 7 1,40
26 Ellisville 9 946 14 1,41
27 Farmington 19 178 27 1,41
28 Smithville 10 503 15 1,43
29 Grain Valley 14 464 21 1,45
30 Arnold 21 102 32 1,52
31 Odessa 5 190 9 1,73
32 Blue Springs 55 415 99 1,79
33 Republic 16 715 31 1,85
34 Boonville 8 410 16 1,90
35 Dexter 7 861 15 1,91
36 Wentzville 42 892 88 2,05
37 Oak Grove 8 226 17 2,07
38 Maryland Heights 26 964 56 2,08
39 Neosho 12 076 29 2,40
40 St. Peters 57 697 139 2,41
41 Trenton 5 779 14 2,42
42 Nevada 8 237 21 2,55
43 Carthage 14 808 38 2,57
44 Washington 14 064 37 2,63
45 Bolivar 11 129 30 2,70
46 Harrisonville 10 095 28 2,77
47 Jefferson City 42 793 119 2,78
48 Belton 23 657 67 2,83
49 Ozark 20 490 60 2,93
50 Warrensburg 20 435 60 2,94

Crime Score in All Cities in Missouri 2021

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

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 Rutledge 111 0 0,00
2 Fleming 125 0 0,00
3 Strasburg 140 0 0,00
4 Kimmswick 151 0 0,00
5 Edgar Springs 193 0 0,00
6 Blackburn 238 0 0,00
7 Old Monroe 285 0 0,00
8 Martinsburg 297 0 0,00
9 Canalou 301 0 0,00
10 East Lynne 303 0 0,00
11 Risco 310 0 0,00
12 Farber 313 0 0,00
13 Annapolis 338 0 0,00
14 St. Marys 348 0 0,00
15 Alma 381 0 0,00
16 Corder 397 0 0,00
17 Platte Woods 409 0 0,00
18 Niangua 426 0 0,00
19 Bucklin 437 0 0,00
20 Delta 438 0 0,00
21 Washburn 439 0 0,00
22 Sunrise Beach 500 0 0,00
23 Eminence 578 0 0,00
24 Doolittle 600 0 0,00
25 Cleveland 663 0 0,00
26 Wheaton 693 0 0,00
27 Perry 694 0 0,00
28 New Florence 708 0 0,00
29 Jonesburg 709 0 0,00
30 Bertrand 745 0 0,00
31 Oregon 755 0 0,00
32 Exeter 773 0 0,00
33 Conway 775 0 0,00
34 Pineville 801 0 0,00
35 Walnut Grove 803 0 0,00
36 Morehouse 865 0 0,00
37 Truesdale 870 0 0,00
38 Osceola 900 0 0,00
39 La Grange 902 0 0,00
40 Mound City 1 025 0 0,00
41 Highlandville 1 052 0 0,00
42 Lilbourn 1 060 0 0,00
43 New Franklin 1 072 0 0,00
44 Glasgow 1 095 0 0,00
45 Goodman 1 257 0 0,00
46 Rich Hill 1 323 0 0,00
47 Sweet Springs 1 414 0 0,00
48 Tarkio 1 422 0 0,00
49 Weston 1 829 0 0,00
50 Warson Woods 1 925 0 0,00
51 Seneca 2 392 0 0,00
52 Montgomery City 2 647 0 0,00
53 Oronogo 2 694 1 0,37
54 Lake Lotawana 2 126 1 0,47
55 Sparta 1 937 1 0,52
56 Bernie 1 884 1 0,53
57 Merriam Woods 1 870 1 0,53
58 Lake Ozark 1 832 1 0,55
59 Duquesne 1 577 1 0,63
60 Huntsville 1 513 1 0,66
61 Marble Hill 1 463 1 0,68
62 Bel-Nor 1 398 1 0,72
63 Clever 2 787 2 0,72
64 Lakeshire 1 393 1 0,72
65 Monroe City 2 439 2 0,82
66 Archie 1 210 1 0,83
67 Edina 1 111 1 0,90
68 New Haven 2 071 2 0,97
69 Lathrop 2 009 2 1,00
70 Jasper 969 1 1,03
71 Diamond 923 1 1,08
72 Rockaway Beach 880 1 1,14
73 Owensville 2 574 3 1,17
74 Seligman 848 1 1,18
75 Hermann 2 325 3 1,29
76 Iberia 749 1 1,34
77 Ash Grove 1 447 2 1,38
78 Pilot Knob 719 1 1,39
79 Sarcoxie 1 321 2 1,51
80 Piedmont 1 915 3 1,57
81 Campbell 1 812 3 1,66
82 Matthews 597 1 1,68
83 Hornersville 596 1 1,68
84 Appleton City 1 068 2 1,87
85 Hardin 533 1 1,88
86 Forsyth 2 582 5 1,94
87 Duenweg 1 378 3 2,18
88 Fayette 2 719 6 2,21
89 La Plata 1 312 3 2,29
90 Fordland 850 2 2,35
91 Cabool 2 103 5 2,38
92 Adrian 1 599 4 2,50
93 Wellsville 1 144 3 2,62
94 Billings 1 114 3 2,69
95 Noel 1 833 5 2,73
96 Ava 2 902 8 2,76
97 Humansville 1 059 3 2,83
98 Houston 2 091 6 2,87
99 Howardville 339 1 2,95
100 Hamilton 1 694 5 2,95
101 Advance 1 337 4 2,99
102 Kimberling City 2 286 8 3,50
103 Edmundson 830 3 3,61
104 Versailles 2 450 9 3,67
105 Lone Jack 1 342 5 3,73
106 Lawson 2 389 9 3,77
107 Greenfield 1 309 5 3,82
108 Pilot Grove 758 3 3,96
109 Bella Villa 726 3 4,13
110 Lake Tapawingo 720 3 4,17
111 Laurie 947 4 4,22
112 Terre du Lac 2 382 12 5,04
113 Foristell 589 3 5,09
114 Richland 1 757 9 5,12
115 Portageville 2 964 16 5,40
116 Potosi 2 609 15 5,75
117 Willow Springs 2 103 13 6,18
118 Branson West 449 3 6,68
119 Warsaw 2 206 16 7,25
120 Van Buren 800 6 7,50
121 Flordell Hills 776 6 7,73
122 Calverton Park 1 269 10 7,88
123 Hayti 2 548 23 9,03
124 Moline Acres 2 352 22 9,35
125 Hillsdale 1 568 15 9,57
126 Verona 606 6 9,90
127 Velda City 1 373 14 10,20
128 Dixon 1 421 15 10,56
129 Country Club Hills 1 265 14 11,07
130 Northmoor 349 4 11,46
131 Summersville 487 6 12,32
132 Riverview 2 836 50 17,63

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Palmyra 3 606 0 0,00
2 Mount Vernon 4 504 0 0,00
3 Battlefield 6 348 0 0,00
4 Glendale 5 873 1 0,17
5 Savannah 5 212 1 0,19
6 Vandalia 4 072 1 0,25
7 Pleasant Valley 3 073 1 0,33
8 Bethany 3 065 1 0,33
9 Pacific 7 265 4 0,55
10 Buffalo 3 073 2 0,65
11 Higginsville 4 588 3 0,65
12 Ashland 3 975 3 0,75
13 Parkville 7 143 6 0,84
14 Cottleville 5 849 5 0,85
15 Ladue 8 650 8 0,92
16 Marshfield 7 566 7 0,93
17 De Soto 6 355 6 0,94
18 Rogersville 3 888 4 1,03
19 Crystal City 4 698 5 1,06
20 Herculaneum 4 149 5 1,21
21 Moscow Mills 3 298 4 1,21
22 Salem 4 895 6 1,23
23 Willard 5 616 7 1,25
24 Peculiar 5 417 7 1,29
25 Sunset Hills 8 480 11 1,30
26 Frontenac 3 851 5 1,30
27 Rock Hill 4 620 6 1,30
28 Platte City 5 002 7 1,40
29 Ellisville 9 946 14 1,41
30 Hollister 4 608 7 1,52
31 Odessa 5 190 9 1,73
32 Boonville 8 410 16 1,90
33 Dexter 7 861 15 1,91
34 Ste. Genevieve 4 445 9 2,02
35 Oak Grove 8 226 17 2,07
36 Trenton 5 779 14 2,42
37 Scott City 4 493 11 2,45
38 Nevada 8 237 21 2,55
39 Licking 3 087 8 2,59
40 Eldon 4 649 14 3,01
41 Chillicothe 9 700 31 3,20
42 Maplewood 8 108 26 3,21
43 Perryville 8 466 28 3,31
44 Cameron 9 674 32 3,31
45 St. Robert 6 034 21 3,48
46 Louisiana 3 241 12 3,70
47 Butler 4 017 15 3,73
48 Park Hills 8 484 36 4,24
49 Riverside 3 522 15 4,26
50 Mountain Grove 4 681 20 4,27
51 Camdenton 4 138 18 4,35
52 Waynesville 5 265 23 4,37
53 Cassville 3 327 15 4,51
54 Aurora 7 455 36 4,83
55 Hillsboro 3 231 17 5,26
56 El Dorado Springs 3 594 19 5,29
57 Osage Beach 4 598 25 5,44
58 Sullivan 7 111 41 5,77
59 North Kansas City 4 573 29 6,34
60 Sugar Creek 3 269 24 7,34
61 Richmond 5 615 42 7,48
62 Charleston 5 490 42 7,65
63 Berkeley 8 868 91 10,26
64 Caruthersville 5 451 65 11,92
65 Pagedale 3 293 64 19,44

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Kearney 10 736 7 0,65
2 Maryville 11 643 8 0,69
3 Clayton 16 936 12 0,71
4 Creve Coeur 18 829 14 0,74
5 Raymore 22 121 17 0,77
6 Mexico 11 529 9 0,78
7 Jackson 15 151 16 1,06
8 Excelsior Springs 11 715 15 1,28
9 Nixa 22 235 29 1,30
10 Lake St. Louis 16 444 22 1,34
11 Farmington 19 178 27 1,41
12 Smithville 10 503 15 1,43
13 Grain Valley 14 464 21 1,45
14 Arnold 21 102 32 1,52
15 Republic 16 715 31 1,85
16 Maryland Heights 26 964 56 2,08
17 Neosho 12 076 29 2,40
18 Carthage 14 808 38 2,57
19 Washington 14 064 37 2,63
20 Bolivar 11 129 30 2,70
21 Harrisonville 10 095 28 2,77
22 Belton 23 657 67 2,83
23 Ozark 20 490 60 2,93
24 Warrensburg 20 435 60 2,94
25 Gladstone 27 553 89 3,23
26 Lebanon 14 841 60 4,04
27 West Plains 12 284 52 4,23
28 Hazelwood 25 146 113 4,49
29 Marshall 12 915 59 4,57
30 Rolla 20 482 109 5,32
31 Moberly 13 559 83 6,12
32 Branson 11 688 73 6,25
33 Raytown 28 932 200 6,91
34 Grandview 25 022 192 7,67
35 Sedalia 21 742 188 8,65
36 Bellefontaine Neighbors 10 416 124 11,90
37 Vinita Park 10 979 159 14,48

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Lee’s Summit 99 365 115 1,16
2 O’Fallon 89 611 114 1,27
3 Blue Springs 55 415 99 1,79
4 Wentzville 42 892 88 2,05
5 St. Peters 57 697 139 2,41
6 Jefferson City 42 793 119 2,78
7 Columbia 125 017 401 3,21
8 St. Joseph 75 872 431 5,68
9 Cape Girardeau 40 077 233 5,81
10 Independence 116 931 689 5,89
11 Joplin 50 635 307 6,06
12 Kansas City 495 964 7 099 14,31
13 Springfield 169 235 2 571 15,19
14 St. Louis 300 521 5 792 19,27

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