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WEST PLAINS, MO | Crime Rates

WEST PLAINS is a region located in MO, and has a population of 12,030. This region is policed by WEST PLAINS POLICE DEPARTMENT.

WEST PLAINS has an overall crime rate of 9,834 per 100,000 residents. This is one of the most dangerous regions in the United States. This means that your chances of becoming a victim of any type of crime in WEST PLAINS is 1 in 10 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for WEST PLAINS for the previous 2 years was 9,809 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for WEST PLAINS has been increasing over time.

Below are its crime rates and policing statistics according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). For more specific crime statistics (NIBRS) for many US cities & counties, see Offense Statistics.

Crime Rates

(per 100,000) WEST PLAINS USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 9,834 4,506
Murder Rate 17.1 6
Robbery Rate 58 148
Rape Rate 42 30
Assault Rate 2,394 644
Burglary Rate 1,122 726
Forced Entry Rate 565 417
Larceny Rate 5,993 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 208 362

Policing Statistics

Overall Clearance 3% 28%
Homicide Clearance 12% 56%
Assault Clearance 4% 52%
Rape Clearance 2% 38%
Robbery Clearance 3% 23%
Burglary Clearance 2% 12%
Larceny Clearance 2% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 6% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 87 sex offender(s) in WEST PLAINS.

On a per capita basis, there are approximately 723 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in WEST PLAINS. This is compared to the nation-wide average of 240 sex offenders per 100,000 people.

To search the official state sex offender registry for Missouri see

Data estimated from arrests & clearances from a sample from the Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, D.C. 2011. If missing data exist, these figures will tend to underestimate the true figures. is not responsible for the currency or accuracy of this data.

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