Crime in Columbia MO - Resources available for local crime data.
The Columbia, MO area has three main law enforcement agencies working in the area dealing with crime. Each has its own way of reporting the law enforcement activity of its employees. The main crime fighting agencies are:
- City of Columbia Police Department
- Missouri State Highway Patrol
- University of Columbia Police Department
Columbia Police Department's official website
The Columbia Police Department's official website is part of the City's main website.
But, getting access to incident reports is handled by a different site that imports the City's data and provides extensive reporting capabilities that you can access right through your web browser. The police department site links to these tools on the Raids Online website. ( http://raidsonline.com/)
After arriving on the Raids website and selecting "Missouri", you can see a map of crime locations. On the left, you can adjust the date ranges. IN addition, you can just move the map around by clicking on it and dragging it left and right. They even give you a choice to change the types of crimes mapped, from homicide, to DUI's and drugs. Clicking on an icon that represents each event results in a pop-up window that lists details about the incident, including the Columbia Police Department's incident serial number, the address and the date of the activity.
In addition, the web site offers tabs to click on that can replace the map with tables of data and graphs of information pulled from the crime data. You can see breakdowns of the number of crimes during each hour of the day and the day of the week.
Missouri State Highway Patrol Statistical Analysis Center Reporting Tool
The Missouri State Highway Patrol provides its incident reports to state-wide program designed to standardize the reporting of law enforcement crime data. The data is available through an online tool.
In 2001 Missouri instituted mandatory UCR reporting on a statewide basis. Every law enforcement agency in the State has since been required to report crime data monthly to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP). MSHP creates and maintains computer files of the Missouri UCR data and supplies information not only to the FBI for use in national crime statistics, but also to local agencies and organizations.
While this information does not include much data about activity in Columbia, MO, it does provide information about Boone County arrests.
The University of Missouri Police Department's Website
has a reporting tool that shows their "Incident" logs for each day of the year
Other handy resources for investigating local crime in Columbia, MO include:
Boone County Circuit Clerk's Office Website
They direct you to the Missouri-wide case reporting (https://www.courts.mo.gov/casenet/base/welcome.do). After selecting one of the search types at the top of the page, you can specific which court you'd like to focus upon. The Boone Country Circuit is the 13th Judicial Circuit, so just select that from the drop-down boxes. Then, you'll see a list of court cases related to your search.
Columbia Daily Tribune's Crime page
This is a running list of some of the arrests and legal proceedings in the city.
Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for credible information related to things like unsolved felony cases, crimes in progress and the whereabouts of wanted persons. By calling their number, you can anonymously provide information about a situation. Even receiving an award is handled in a way that you never have to provide your personal information to anybody. Their site lists their top cases. Their tip line phone number is 573-875-TIPS (8477).
Whatever your legal challenge, we will listen to your concerns and answer your questions about likely outcomes and consequences. We deal with child custody in Columbia, MO. Contact Holder Susan Slusher, LLCtoday for a free consultation or case review. Bogdan Susan manages our criminal and injury area of the practice. While we are based in Columbia, MO across the street from the Boone County Court House, we help clients in several parts of Missouri.
The information on this web page does not provide legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. If you believe you need legal advice, please contact an attorney directly.