Richmond Heights, MO crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

With a crime rate of 54 per one thousand residents, Richmond Heights has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 18. Within Missouri, more than 93% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Richmond Heights.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 8,801, Richmond Heights has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Richmond Heights does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Richmond Heights.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Richmond Heights does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Richmond Heights.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Richmond Heights occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Richmond Heights; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 400. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Richmond Heights is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Richmond Heights, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 19, which is a rate of 52 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Richmond Heights has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Richmond Heights is one in 251.

Richmond Heights Crime Data

 

Crime Index

3

(100 is safest)


Safer than 3% of U.S. Cities

Richmond Heights Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

22

457

479

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.50

51.93

54.43

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
2.5
4.95
National Median: 4
    Richmond Heights
    Missouri

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 400

in Richmond Heights

1 in 202

in Missouri

Richmond Heights VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 8,801
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
51.93
26.39
National Median: 21
    Richmond Heights
    Missouri

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 19

in Richmond Heights

1 in 38

in Missouri

Richmond Heights Property CRIMES

Population: 8,801
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Richmond Heights Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
208
33
National Median: 28.3
    Richmond Heights
    Missouri

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