Crime in Cottleville, Missouri

Cottleville's crime rate

There were 20 crimes reported in Cottleville, Missouri in 2018, the most recent year crime data is available. Adjusted for population, the city’s annual crime rate is 353 incidents for every 100,000 people.

How does Cottleville compare?

Cottleville has one of the lowest overall crime rates of any U.S. city. For comparison, the national total crime rate is 2,580 incidents for every 100,000 people.

Cottleville's overall crime rate is 89% lower than the overall crime rate in Missouri. Statewide, there were 192,931 crimes reported in 2018, or 3,149 for every 100,000 people.

What types of crimes are being committed?

The FBI's crime rate includes seven crime categories: three property crimes -- larceny, burglary, and motor vehicle theft, and four violent crimes -- aggravated assault, robbery, rape, and murder.

Property crime

The vast majority of crimes in America are property crimes, accounting for 85% of total crimes in 2018. In Cottleville, however, property crimes account for only about 75% of all offenses.

Property crime is much less prevalent in Cottleville than it is nationwide. There were 15 property crimes in Cottleville in 2018, or 265 for every 100,000 residents. Meanwhile, the national property crime rate is 2,200 incidents per 100,000 people.

Larceny

Larceny is by far the most common type of property crime in the U.S. It is also the most commonly committed type of property crime in Cottleville. There were 15 larcenies reported in Cottleville in 2018, or 265 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the larceny rate is 1,595 per 100,000.

Burglary

Nationwide, there were 327 reported burglaries for every 100,000 people in 2018. In Cottleville, there were no reported break-ins in 2018.

Motor Vehicle Theft

Across the United States, the annual motor vehicle theft rate is 229 for every 100,000 people. In Cottleville, however, no motor vehicle thefts were reported in 2018.

Violent crime

Violent crime accounts for a relatively small share of crimes nationwide. These offenses, which are generally more egregious than property crimes, account for about 15% of the more than 8.4 million offenses reported across the U.S. in 2018. In Cottleville, however, violent offenses account for a larger 25% share of all reported crime.

At 88 incidents for every 100,000 people, the violent crime rate in Cottleville is well below the national violent crime rate of 381 offenses per 100,000 people. Law enforcement in Cottleville reported a total of 5 violent crimes in 2018.

Aggravated Assault

Aggravated assault is by far the most common type of violent crime reported in the U.S. It is also the most commonly reported violent offense in Cottleville. There were 5 aggravated assaults reported in Cottleville in 2018, or 88 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the rate is far higher, standing at 247 aggravated assaults per 100,000 people.

Robbery

Robbery is the second most common type of violent crime in America, but there were no robberies reported in Cottleville in 2018. The national robbery rate was 86 per 100,000 in 2018.

Rape

There were 139,380 reported rapes nationwide in 2018, a rate of 43 per 100,000 people. In Cottleville in 2018, none were reported.

Murder

While there were 16,214 murders nationwide in 2018, none were reported in Cottleville in 2018.

Cottleville compared to other cities in Missouri

Cottleville has the lowest crime rate of all comparable cities in Missouri. To be considered comparable, a city must have a complete 2018 FBI crime report and population of 5,000 or more.

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