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Crime rate in Columbia, Missouri (MO): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Columbia, MO compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Columbia, MO

The 2019 crime rate in Columbia, MO is 245 (City-Data.com crime index), which is about the average for the U.S. cities. It was higher than in 76.8% U.S. cities. The 2019 Columbia crime rate fell by 8% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 11 - an increase of 6 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Columbia has seen decline of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Columbia, MO is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Columbia:

244.8
Ashland:

84.8
Hallsville:

22.0
Sturgeon:

4.4
Centralia:

151.6
Fulton:

248.1
Boonville:

167.8
Fayette:

169.5
Holts Summit:

129.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Columbia by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(2.2)
3
(3.1)
5
(4.9)
3
(2.9)
3
(2.9)
2
(1.8)
3
(2.7)
5
(4.4)
5
(4.3)
1
(0.8)
6
(5.0)
9
(7.3)
5
(4.0)
11
(8.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
23
(24.9)
30
(31.4)
19
(18.8)
32
(31.2)
37
(35.8)
37
(34.0)
41
(37.1)
67
(58.5)
63
(53.9)
82
(69.0)
111
(91.6)
115
(93.8)
89
(72.0)
69
(55.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
113
(122.2)
141
(147.5)
138
(136.6)
157
(153.0)
131
(126.7)
166
(152.4)
162
(146.4)
112
(97.7)
116
(99.3)
141
(118.6)
127
(104.8)
117
(95.4)
104
(84.2)
74
(59.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
322
(348.2)
443
(463.4)
230
(227.6)
309
(301.2)
359
(347.1)
377
(346.2)
270
(244.0)
232
(202.5)
226
(193.4)
376
(316.2)
273
(225.4)
369
(301.0)
248
(200.7)
247
(197.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
544
(588.2)
594
(621.4)
836
(827.5)
692
(674.5)
552
(533.8)
798
(732.8)
784
(708.6)
703
(613.5)
750
(641.9)
839
(705.6)
530
(437.5)
505
(412.0)
549
(444.2)
499
(399.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,335
(2,525)
2,509
(2,625)
2,968
(2,938)
3,082
(3,004)
3,129
(3,026)
3,323
(3,052)
3,294
(2,977)
3,490
(3,046)
3,069
(2,627)
2,570
(2,161)
2,469
(2,038)
2,826
(2,305)
2,648
(2,143)
2,431
(1,945)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
226
(244.4)
220
(230.1)
147
(145.5)
132
(128.7)
135
(130.5)
142
(130.4)
143
(129.2)
166
(144.9)
169
(144.6)
226
(190.1)
246
(203.1)
266
(217.0)
286
(231.4)
313
(250.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
12
(13.0)
7
(7.3)
10
(9.9)
11
(10.7)
7
(6.8)
16
(14.7)
14
(12.7)
14
(12.2)
26
(22.3)
9
(7.6)
13
(10.7)
10
(8.2)
7
(5.7)
13
(10.4)
City-Data.com crime index292.2335.2298.5314.6310.7329.6306.8301.7281.7306.7288.1317.0266.4244.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists, there were 327 registered sex offenders living in Columbia, Missouri as of January 28, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Columbia is 360 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Columbia:

201.2
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Columbia:

222.5
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Columbia:

306.7
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Columbia:

266.6
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Columbia:

288.0
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Columbia:

208.8
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Columbia:

217.3
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Columbia:

237.7
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Columbia:

287.0
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Columbia:

278.5
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Columbia:

264.2
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Columbia:

210.8
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Columbia:

343.1
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Columbia:

264.4
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Columbia:

286.3
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Columbia:

192.3
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Columbia:

194.6
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Columbia:

199.5
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Columbia:

214.6
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Columbia:

230.7
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Columbia:

230.2
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Columbia:

219.9
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Columbia:

277.7
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Columbia:

281.4
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Columbia:

296.7
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Columbia:

310.0
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Columbia:

318.7
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Columbia:

277.6
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Columbia:

304.4
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Columbia:

334.2
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Columbia:

290.0
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Columbia:

280.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Columbia:

272.9
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Columbia:

197.1
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Columbia:

218.3
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Columbia:

228.1
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 195 (158 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.26
Missouri average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 195 (158 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.28
Missouri average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 191 (158 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.29
Missouri average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 182 (150 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.24
Missouri average:

2.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 191 (157 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.32
Missouri average:

2.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 185 (152 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.30
Missouri average:

2.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 185 (152 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.33
Missouri average:

2.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 183 (156 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.41
Missouri average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 186 (159 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Missouri average:

2.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 189 (158 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Missouri average:

2.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 180 (152 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.48
Missouri average:

2.65

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 185 (153 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Missouri average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 179 (145 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.52
Missouri average:

2.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 180 (147 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Missouri average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 171 (137 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Missouri average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 174 (140 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Missouri average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 175 (141 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Missouri average:

2.35

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Columbia, MO
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 65202, 65203, 65215.