Reported Annual Crime In Independence

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleIndependence/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6,561n/a (estimate)5,5773,3522,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleIndependence/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder7n/a6.08.34.9
Rape57n/a48.542.038.6
Robbery132n/a112.2104.8101.9
Assault304n/a258.4342.4237.8
Violent crime500n/a (estimate)425497373
Burglary848n/a720.8559.0491.4
Theft4,298n/a3,653.62,015.81,775.4
Vehicle theft915n/a777.8279.4220.2
Property crime6,061n/a (estimate)5,1522,8542,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Independence, MO is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Independence, MO. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Independence, MO averages 66% higher than the rest of Missouri while the rate of crime on a national scale is 95% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Independence, MO is 15% lower than the average rate of crime in Missouri and 14% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 81% higher than the remainder of the state of Missouri and 107% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Independence, MO area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Independence is 95% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 15.28 daily crimes that occur in Independence.
  • Independence is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Independence you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Independence has decreased by 7%.

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Daily Crime In Independence (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Independence, MO for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Missouri as well as those across America as a whole. The Independence, MO total amount of daily offenses is 1.66 times more than the Missouri average and 1.95 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Independence, MO is 1.17 times less than the Missouri average, and it is 1.14 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Independence, MO has a daily crime figure that is 1.81 times more than the Missouri average and 2.07 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Independence (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Independence, MO compared to other areas of Missouri, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Independence, MO safer than 19% when compared to other Missouri cities, and 16% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Missouri, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Independence, MO. At this time, Independence, MO sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Independence

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Independence is 1 in 236
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Independence is 1 in 20
The chance of being a victim of crime in Independence is 1 in 18
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Independence, MO? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Independence, MO, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 236. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 20 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Independence, MO is 1 in 18.

Year Over Year Crime In Independence (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether Independence, MO is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Independence, MO has increased by 5% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 8% year over year. Total crimes for Independence, MO has decreased by 7% in the same time frame.

Independence police department

ItemIndependenceMissouriNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)26912,139556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.34.13.3
There are a total of 269 Independence police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 43.5% less than the Missouri average and 29.9% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Missouri

StateTotal offendersMissouri /100KNational /100K
Missouri15,122264222
There are a total of 15,122 sex offenders in Missouri. This yields a total of 264 sex offenders in Missouri per 100,000 residents which is 19% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Lake Waukomis, MO9360775775
Mission Hills, KS3,55528856884
Fairway, KS3,946251,0031,028
Prairie Village, KS21,730321,0281,060
Pleasant Valley, MO3,013321,0391,072
Independence, MO117,1604255,1525,577

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Springfield, IL116,8151,0704,5535,623
Beaumont, TX117,5439254,1145,039
Vallejo, CA118,0788504,1124,962
Ann Arbor, MI115,9851921,9912,183
Athens, GA118,5144803,8404,321
Independence, MO117,1604255,1525,577
Source: The Independence, MO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.