Missouri Overview, Crime Rates, and Arrest Statistics
With a population of around 6 million, Missouri is the 18th most populous state in the U.S. The state has been continuously inhabited by humans for the past almost 12,000 years. Missouri's capital is Jefferson City. Springfield, Columbia, and St. Louis Kansas City are some major urban areas in the state.
Some unofficial nicknames for the state are, the Mother of The West, the Cave State, and the Show Me State. Missouri is known for its lenient alcohol laws. Table Rock Lake, Branson's, and the Lake of Ozarks are some popular tourist destinations in the state.
Missouri State overview:
The homeownership rate in the state is around 66 percent, which is higher than the national average. The median income of families in the state is lower than the national average. The median property value is lower than the national average. A substantial percentage of the families in the state have income in the range of $75,000-$100,000. Most families owning properties in the state have a property value in the range of $100,000-$125,000.
Restaurants & food services, elementary & secondary schools, and hospitals are the biggest employers in the state. Nurse anesthetists, physicians, and dentists hold the highest paying jobs by average salary in the state. Software publishing, securities, and coal mining are the highest paying industries in the state.
The average commute time for the residents of the state is around 22 minutes, which is significantly lower than the national average. On an average, a Missouri family owns two cars. A substantial percentage of the state's working population drives alone to work.
For every 60,148 female grad students in the state, there are 45,530 male grad students. General business administration & management, registered nursing, and general psychology are the most popular majors. In comparison to several other U.S. states, Missouri has a higher number of students opting for a bachelor's degree in dairy husbandry & production. A substantial percentage of the state's student population prefers graduating from private not-for-profit 4-year or above colleges.
Around 98 percent of the state’s residents are U.S. citizens, which is higher than the national average. The state’s population primarily comprises of whites, blacks, and Hispanics. Spanish, German, and Chinese are major non-English languages spoken in the state.
Missouri Crime statistics:
Missouri's crime rate is 38 per 1,000 residents. The state's violent crime rate of 5 in 1,000 is higher than the national average. The chances of a person becoming a victim of a violent crime are 1 in 193. The property crime rate in the state is 28 per 1,000 residents, which is higher than the national median of 25. The chances of a person becoming a target of a property crime in Missouri are 1 in 36. Violent crimes in the city include rape, murder, robbery, and assault.
Theft, burglary, and motor vehicle theft are major types of property crimes reported in the state. On an average 35 crimes are reported per sq. Mile, which is higher than the national average of 31.9 Edgar Spring, Defiance, Luray, Whitewater, and Queen City are some of the safest cities in the state. Based on their analysis of available data, expert predicts Springfield, St. Louis, Bridgeton, and Nevada to be the most violent cities of Missouri in 2019.