Republic, MO Profile
Republic, MO, population 8,438 , is located
in Missouri's Greene county,
about 12.0 miles from Springfield and 144.2 miles from Overland Park.
In the 90's the population of Republic has grown by about 34%.
It is Estimated in recent years the population of Republic has been growing at an annual rate of 4.5 percent.
Reports show that during 2003 property crime levels in the Republic area were lower than Missouri's average.
The same data shows violent crime levels to be lower than the Missouri average.
Republic Gender Information
Males in Republic: 3,955 (47%)
Females in Republic: 4,483 (53%)
As % of Population in Republic
Race Diversity in Republic
Native American: 1%
As % of Population in Republic
Age Diversity in Republic
Median Age in Republic: 33.3 (Males in Republic: 31.3, Females in Republic: 35.2)
Republic Males Under 20: 16%
Republic Females Under 20: 15%
Republic Males 20 to 40: 14%
Republic Females 20 to 40: 16%
Republic Males 40 to 60: 11%
Republic Females 40 to 60: 13%
Republic Males Over 60: 6%
Republic Females Over 60: 10%
Economics in Republic
Republic Household Average Size: 2.63 people
Republic Median Household Income: $ 34,611
Republic Median Value of Homes: $ 81,200
Law Enforcement in Republic
Reported crimes in the Republic area during 2003:
Murder and non-negligent man-slaughter: 0
Forcible rape: 0
Aggravated assault: 23
Violent crime events per 100,000 people: 244
Motor vehicle theft: 13
Property crime events per 100,000 people: 3,531
Republic Location Information
Elevation: 1,309 feet above sea level.
Land Area: 4.2 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to Republic
Brookline 4.5 Miles
Billings 5.4 Miles
Battlefield 6.1 Miles
Clever 6.2 Miles
Halltown 9.5 Miles
Nixa 11.5 Miles
Marionville 11.9 Miles
Springfield 12.0 Miles
Hurley 13.1 Miles
Willard 13.1 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Republic
Springfield 12.0 Miles
Overland Park 144.2 Miles
Independence 145.5 Miles
Kansas City 149.4 Miles
Kansas City 151.4 Miles
Tulsa 154.6 Miles
Little Rock 177.2 Miles
Topeka 179.2 Miles
St Louis 207.3 Miles
Wichita 215.6 Miles
Drug-Related Homicides Have Declined. There was a steady decline in drug-related homicide between 1989 and 1995. The Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) indicated that of 21,597 homicides committed in 1995 in which the circumstances of the crime were known, 1,010 (or 4.7 percent) involved drugs. This figure was significantly lower than 7.4 percent in 1989.
In the United States, injuries are the fourth-leading cause of death, exceeded only by heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Of all deaths from injury in the United States, about 65 percent are classified as unintentional or accidental. The other 35 percent are intentional injuries, occurring as a result of fights, assaults, suicide, homicide, and other crimes. Alcohol-related fatalities have been estimated to be about 43 percent of all unintentional injuries.
Although different kinds of drugs can have a variety of effects on the user, almost all drugs cause an over-stimulating feeling of pleasure in the brain. In almost every case, drugs will eventually lead the regular drug user to an addiction to the feeling of euphoria produced when consuming drugs or alcohol. There is a fine line between drug abuse and a drug problem or addiction. Generally speaking, if the drug is an illegal substance, the user has a problem. However, medications and prescribed drugs can also be addictive.
Many girls lose their virginity while drunk. Many of those become pregnant, or do things they wouldn’t do when sober. In one study of unplanned pregnancies in 14-21 year olds, one third of the girls who had gotten pregnant had been drinking when they had sex – 91 percent of them reported that the sex was unplanned.
Tolerance to a drug takes place when an individual is exposed to the same drug repeatedly and begins to build up an resistance to the drugs effects. The body then adapts and develops a tolerance for the drug. The addiction that is produced is so powerful that it creates cravings in the user. These cravings for the drug are the result of its impact on the individual's memory with feelings of pleasantness and euphoria which the individual has come to associate with the taking of the drug.
A drug overdose occurs when you consume more drugs than your body can tolerate. Drug users are constantly flirting with the risk of a drug overdose. There is a
fine line between the high they're seeking and serious injury or death. While many victims of drug overdose recover without long term effects, there
can be serious consequences. Some drug overdoses cause the failure of major
organs like the kidneys or liver, or failure of whole systems like the
respiratory or circulatory systems. Patients who survive drug overdose may need
kidney dialysis, kidney or liver transplant, or ongoing care as a result of
heart failure, stroke, or coma. Death can occur in almost any drug overdose
situation, particularly if treatment is not started immediately.
An addict is an individual who has a compulsive urge to use drugs, to the point where they feel they have no effective choice but to continue use. An addict will continue their self destructive behaviors in order to feel good or to avoid
feeling bad. It can dominate their mind, and keep them coming back for more. The addiction can be
different for each addict, depending on their vice and the kind of person they
Withdrawal is what happens when a person who is addicted to drugs or alcohol discontinues use. There are numerous symptoms that take place both physically and emotionally when an addicted individual stops using. Withdrawal can last a few days to a few weeks and may include nausea or vomiting, sweating, shakiness, and anxiety. Keep in mind; this only occurs if a person has regular, heavy use of a drug or alcohol. Withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable without professional help. Treatment for withdrawal from alcohol or drugs may require a medical professional to be present. Drug and alcohol rehabilitation is often the best way to overcome withdrawal and its symptoms as well as recovery from drug addiction.
Alcoholism, also known as "alcohol dependence," is a condition that includes craving and continued alcohol abuse despite repeated drinking-related problems, such as losing a job or getting into trouble with the law. It includes four major areas:Craving: - A strong need, or compulsion, to drink. Impaired control: -The inability to limit one's drinking on any given occasion. Physical dependence: -Withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, shakiness, and anxiety, when alcohol use is stopped after a period of heavy drinking. Tolerance: - The need for increasing amounts of alcohol in order to feel its effects.
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