Wright City named Missouri’s 16th safest city by SafeWise, a safety and home security provider. The ranking is based on FBI crime reports statistics on Missouri cities with more than 3,000 people. See the rankings here.
How We Chose the Safest Cities in Missouri
To identify the 20 safest cities in Missouri, we reviewed the most recent FBI Crime Report statistics from 2015, along with population data. We eliminated all cities with fewer than 3,000 residents as well as any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI.
From there, we evaluated the remaining cities. We narrowed it down based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) in each city. To further level the playing field, we calculated the likelihood of these crimes occurring out of 1,000 people in each city.