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Olivette's Property Crime Rate Drops 37 Percent in Five Years

FBI Uniform Crime Report shows steadily decreasing crimes against property in Olivette since 2005, although burglaries have increased slightly.

Property crime in Olivette for 2011 dropped 37 percent in five years, according to the FBI’s recently released Uniform Crime Report. Property crime is 17 percent lower than in 2005, the year the FBI began tracking crime in cities with less than 10,000 population.

Violent crime also was down from 2007 and 2005, although it was up slightly from 2010.

Property crime includes thefts, burglaries, car thefts and arson. The number of burglaries in Olivette was up slightly over previous years.

Olivette's crime rate also fell in the middle when compared to its immediate neighbors, University City, Overland, Creve Coeur and Ladue. However its property crime rate was much lower than Overland's and University City’s rates.

CITY POP. VIOLENT CRIME PER 1,000 PROP. CRIME PER 1,000 Olivette




2011 7,765 20 2.58 136 17.51 2010 7,414 14 1.89 157 21.18 2007 7,439 25 3.36 215 28.9 2005 7,517 30 3.99 164 21.82 U City




2011 35,500 194 5.46 1,456 41.01 Overland




2011 16,120 45 2.79 742 46.03 Creve Coeur




2011 17,898 11 0.61 267 14.92 Ladue




2011 8,552 11 1.29 141 16.49

Source: FBI Uniform Crime Reports 2011, 2010, 2007, 2005

For more crime information on Olivette Patch, see the following articles:

  • Police Log: Fugitives & Fights At School
  • Olivette Woman Hospitalized After Being Injured by Suspect
  • Police Tight-Lipped About Late October Home Break-In

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