Reported Annual Crime In Kansas City

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleKansas City/100k peopleKansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime8,217n/a (estimate)5,4653,1102,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleKansas City/100k peopleKansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder28n/a18.64.44.9
Rape264n/a175.655.538.6
Robbery304n/a202.262.4101.9
Assault567n/a377.1267.6237.8
Violent crime1,163n/a (estimate)773390373
Burglary1,311n/a871.8527.6491.4
Theft4,754n/a3,161.51,953.51,775.4
Vehicle theft989n/a657.7238.9220.2
Property crime7,054n/a (estimate)4,6912,7202,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Kansas City, KS is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 76% higher than the average of crimes committed in Kansas. It is also 91% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Kansas City, KS shows a crime rate that is 98% higher than the Kansas average. The crime rate is also 108% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Kansas City, KS is shown to be 72% higher than the Kansas average and 89% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Kansas City is 91% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 14.97 daily crimes that occur in Kansas City.
  • Kansas City is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Kansas City you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Kansas City has decreased by 3%.

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Daily Crime In Kansas City (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Kansas City, KS is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Kansas and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Kansas City, KS are 1.76 times more than the Kansas average and 1.91 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Kansas City, KS are 1.98 times more than than Kansas and 2.08 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Kansas City, KS are 1.72 times more than than Kansas and 1.89 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Kansas City (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Kansas and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Kansas City, KS? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Kansas City, KS has been ranked safer than 1% of other cities in the state of Kansas. In addition, Kansas City, KS is safer than 8% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Kansas and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Kansas City, KS. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Kansas City, KS is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Kansas City

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Kansas City is 1 in 130
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Kansas City is 1 in 22
The chance of being a victim of crime in Kansas City is 1 in 19
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Kansas City, KS? 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 Kansas City, KS, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 130. 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 22 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 Kansas City, KS is 1 in 19.

Year Over Year Crime In Kansas City (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether Kansas City, KS 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. Kansas City, KS has increased by 9% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 4% year over year. Total crimes for Kansas City, KS has decreased by 3% in the same time frame.

Kansas City police department

ItemKansas CityKansasNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4335,262556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.92.53.3
There are a total of 433 Kansas City police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 18.8% greater than the Kansas average and 10% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Kansas

StateTotal offendersKansas /100KNational /100K
Kansas7,716279222
There are a total of 7,716 sex offenders in Kansas. This yields a total of 279 sex offenders in Kansas per 100,000 residents which is 26% 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
Kansas City, KS147,5987734,6915,465

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Escondido, CA147,6033492,2362,585
Joliet, IL147,7863122,4022,714
Torrance, CA147,1811431,9302,074
Bridgeport, CT146,6806722,3573,029
Alexandria, VA146,4222041,8692,073
Kansas City, KS147,5987734,6915,465
Source: The Kansas City, KS 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.