50 Safest Cities
Located in the Midwest, Missouri has a few big cities including Kansas City, St. Louis, Independence, Springfield, and its capital, Jefferson City. But the state isn’t all urban. It’s also known for its bodies of water. In fact, the name Missouri comes from a Native American word meaning big canoe river, referring to the Missouri River as well as the Mississippi River. For even more fun in the water, there’s the Osage River, Lake of the Ozarks, Truman Reservoir, and more. Whether you’re walking under the Gateway Arch Arch in St. Louis or seeing a country music show in Branson, Missouri has a ton to offer. Plus, it’s pretty interesting in terms of inventions. Ice cream cones and iced tea were both invented at the World’s Fair in St. Louis— talk about refreshing summer treats! The state also boasts a number of professional sports teams, including the St. Louis Cardinals, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the St. Louis Blues.
If you’re in Missouri, make sure to check out:
- Missouri Botanical Garden: From a gigantic greenhouse dome to a butterfly house, this garden is 79 acres of beautiful nature.
- Silver Dollar City: This retro amusement park features wooden roller coasters as well as demos of activities that you don’t see too often in 2019, like basket weaving.
- Saint Louis Zoo: This 90 acre zoo has bears, elephants, and penguins, as well as a bunch of other mammals!
The safest city in Missouri is Bonne Terre, which sits in St. Francois County. This city is smaller, with a population just over 7,000, but a nice median income of over 50K. But most impressive is their crime, or lack thereof. For every 1,000 residents, there were only .7 violent crimes and 2.51 property crimes, which is really comforting. Other top picks include Greenwood, Ballwin, and Cottleville.
This statistic shows the number of violent crimes per 1,000 people in the past year. Violent crimes include forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, as defined by the FBI.
Finally, this number shows how many property crimes were committed in the past year per every 1,000 of the city’s residents. Property crimes include burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson and larceny-theft.
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If you’re curious about how we determined the safest cities in Missouri (hint: FBI crime statistics were a big help), scroll down and read our methodology. Otherwise, strap yourself in as we take a journey through Missouri’s safest cities.
Bonne Terre, MO
Webster Groves, MO
Town And Country, MO
Lake St. Louis, MO
Creve Coeur, MO
Sunset Hills, MO
Lee's Summit, MO
Pleasant Hill, MO
Grain Valley, MO
Oak Grove, MO
De Soto, MO
Bowling Green, MO
Maryland Heights, MO
St. Peters, MO
Carl Junction, MO
Didn’t Find Your City in the Top 50?
No big deal! We ranked all of the cities in your state for safety, so scroll down to see where your city landed. And remember— there’s always next year!
|Safety Rank||City||Population||Median Income||Violent Crime||Property Crime||Law Officer||Safety Score|
|57||St. Charles, MO||69,804||62,216||2.26||25.29||1.56||72.93|
|58||Excelsior Springs, MO||11,592||49,029||1.81||26.48||2.07||72.63|
|59||Webb City, MO||11,259||48,318||1.15||28.51||1.78||71.64|
|60||St. Ann, MO||12,779||46,680||5.4||24.65||3.52||71.48|
|61||Charleston, MO||5,698||27,875||7.02 -||21.76 -||2.11||71.23|
|65||Blue Springs, MO||54,727||68,258||2.19||29.24||1.74||70.35|
|67||St. John, MO||6,378||45,674||2.98||30.57||3.29||69.49|
|68||Jefferson City, MO||42,989||48,132||3.54||29.17||2.07||69.22|
|69||Park Hills, MO||8,637||36,868||0.81||32.77||1.85||69.2|
|78||Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO||10,678||41,481||7.96||28.28||2.53||66.22|
|87||University City, MO||34,601||57,546||6.04||34.97||2.02||62.77|
|89||West Plains, MO||12,367||34,456||2.99||39.7||2.26||62.39|
|93||Cape Girardeau, MO||39,887||42,078||5.87||38.18||2.01||60.57|
|98||Vinita Park, MO||11,061||35,417||12.75||36.98||3.98||56.15|
|105||Des Peres, MO||8,567||125,744||1.4||54.86||4.9||54.29|
|108||St. Robert, MO||6,020||50,252||4.49||54.98||2.99||50.47|
|110||Richmond Heights, MO||8,362||76,081||5.14||57.28||4.9||49.42|
|111||Berkeley, MO||8,958||32,589||11.05 -||49.12 -||2.23||48.53|
|115||Kansas City, MO||484,948||50,136||17.24||45.44||2.68||46.04|
|116||Poplar Bluff, MO||17,264||32,819||6.08||63.95||2.61||42.7|
|117||St. Joseph, MO||76,435||45,762||5.73||67.33||1.7||40.79|
|120||St. Louis, MO||310,284||38,664||20.82||60.41||3.83||32.54|
How Did We Determine the Safest Cities?
- Murder rate
- Rape rate
- Robbery Rate
- Assault rate
- Burglary rate
- Theft rate
- Vehicle theft rate
- Arson rates
- Median Income
For each city, we’ll provide the most important information that you need to know, such as the city’s population, violent and property crime rates and trends, median income, average household income, and an overall safety score and ranking. Plus, we’ll show you all the specific numbers for the above rates, in addition to larceny theft rates and the total number of civilians working in law offices.
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