Polk County, MO Arrest Records

Polk County, MO is among the safest counties in the USA with 1.60 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 per 1,000 average. It has higher total crime rate than Jefferson, Scott, Lincoln, Boone, Jasper counties in Missouri.
Polk County, MO property crime rate is 10.64 per 1,000 residents, lower rate than national average of 28.42 per 1,000. There were 174 larceny theft related arrests in 2016 that increased by 12.26% compared to 2015.

Polk County, MO Crime Rate

Total arrests in Polk County in 2016 decreased by 3.77% compared to 2015 and is lower than national average of 33.12 per 1,000 people. Violent crimes decreased from 60 to 50 while non-violent crime decreased by 1.48% from 338 to 333.

5 Crimes In Polk County, MO in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 174
Burglary 133
Aggravated assault 41
Motor vehicle theft 26
Revised rape 7

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Polk County decreased by 16.67% from 2015 and decreased by 43.18% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 88 to 50. In 2016 violent crime rate in Polk County was 65.94% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.16%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rates in Polk County decreased by 1.48% from 2015 and decreased by 0.89% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 336 to 333. In 2016 property crime rate in Polk County was 62.55% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of property crime is 1.064%.

How Polk stands up against other counties

Polk vs. Stone

You’ll be in more safety in Polk compared to Stone county that had 33.65% higher crime rate compared to Polk county according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 1.3105 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and lower than average 4.0584 in Stone county.
Arson rates of 0.0959 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.1465 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0322 in Stone county.

Polk vs. Dunklin

You’ll be in more risk in Polk compared to Dunklin county that had 49.98% lower crime rate compared to Polk county according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 1.3105 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.6877 in Dunklin county.
Larceny rates of 5.5618 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 20.5437 per 1,000 people and higher than average 3.6024 in Dunklin county.

Names with the most arrests in Polk

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the records in Polk, Missouri, the most crimes, that's 36.25% of all records in county are committed by the people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Polk County is 0.63% lower than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 3.35 daily crimes that occur in Polk County.
  • Polk, MO is safer than Stone.
  • In Polk County you have a 1 in 82 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Polk, MO have decreased by 3.77%.

5 Latest Arrests and Mugshots from Polk, MO

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  • Arrest Date: 08-10-2019 10:35:00
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  • Summary: On August 10, 2019, Polk County Law Enforcement arrested 52-year-old Bryan L Becker for TWO FELONY POLK COUNTY WARRANTS FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND NON SUPPORT, FAIL TO YIELD IN TRAFFIC CRASH in Polk, Missouri. TWO FELONY POLK COUNTY WARRANTS FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND NON SUPPORT, FAIL TO YIELD IN TRAFFIC CRASH is a offense but all suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Information about upcoming court dates for Becker may be obtained from one of the following law enforcement or prosecuting agencies: Polk County Law Enforcement.
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  • Summary: 20-year-old Nathaniel K Marsh, arrested August 11, 2019 in Polk, Missouri for MISDEMEANOR DWI, FAIL TO DRIVE ON RIGHT HALF OF ROADWAY, NO INSURANCE. Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Further information about Marsh’s status may be obtained from the following: Polk County Law Enforcement.
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  • Summary: On August 01, 2019, Mary K Kapas, 32, was arrested by police near Polk, Missouri and charged with FAILURE TO STAY ON PAVEMENT AND NO INSURANCE. FAILURE TO STAY ON PAVEMENT AND NO INSURANCE, but all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty. It is possible to find out more about Kapas’s status, including court dates, by contacting one of the local agencies listed below: Polk County Law Enforcement
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  • Summary: Polk County Law Enforcement arrested 28-year-old Andrea J Savala on July 26, 2019. The charge against Savala is FELONY - POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE - METHAMPHETAMINE, FELONY - TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE IN FELONY PROSECUTION, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, LITTERING, NO INSURANCE, FAILURE TO DISPLAY VALID PLATES, NO SEAT BELT.  Savala and all others arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty. To get more information about this arrest, contact one of the local police agencies below: Polk County Law Enforcement.
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  • Summary: On July 26, 2019, Jason L Parsons, 46, was arrested by police near Polk, Missouri and charged with FELONY - POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE - METHAMPHETAMINE, FELONY - TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE IN FELONY PROSECUTION, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, LITTERING, NO SEAT BELT. FELONY - POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE - METHAMPHETAMINE, FELONY - TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE IN FELONY PROSECUTION, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, LITTERING, NO SEAT BELT, but all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty. It is possible to find out more about Parsons’s status, including court dates, by contacting one of the local agencies listed below: Polk County Law Enforcement