Reported Annual Crime In Independence

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleIndependence/100k peopleKansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime477n/a (estimate)5,5283,0732,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleIndependence/100k peopleKansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a11.63.95.0
Rape9n/a104.353.842.6
Robbery3n/a34.853.086.2
Assault49n/a567.9328.3246.8
Violent crime62n/a (estimate)719439381
Burglaryn/an/an/a430.6376.0
Theft383n/a4,438.51,933.91,594.6
Vehicle theft32n/a370.8269.4228.9
Property crime415n/a (estimate)4,8092,6342,200
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Independence, KS 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, KS. 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, KS averages 80% higher than the rest of Kansas while the rate of crime on a national scale is 114% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Independence, KS is 64% higher than the average rate of crime in Kansas and 89% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 83% higher than the remainder of the state of Kansas and 119% 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, KS area.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Independence is 114% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 15.14 daily crimes that occur in Independence.
  • Independence is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Independence you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Independence has decreased by 13%.

Compare Independence, KS Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Independence (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Independence, KS per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Kansas as well as national figures. In Independence, KS the total number of daily crimes is 1.80 times more than the Kansas average and 2.14 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Independence, KS are 1.64 times more than the Kansas average and 1.89 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Independence, KS has a daily crime rate that is 1.83 times more than the Kansas average and 2.19 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Independence (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Independence, KS area in comparison to other Kansas communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Independence, KS being safer than 1% of cities in Kansas and 5% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Kansas cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Independence, KS. In conclusion, Independence, KS now ranks below average in comparison to all 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 140
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Independence is 1 in 21
The chance of being a victim of crime in Independence is 1 in 19
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Independence, KS? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Independence, KS your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 140. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 21 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Independence, KS is 1 in 19.

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

Determining whether Independence, 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. Independence, KS has increased by 10% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 16% year over year. Total crimes for Independence, KS has decreased by 13% in the same time frame.

Independence police department

ItemIndependenceKansasNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)255,262558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.72.53.3
There are a total of 25 Independence police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 7.7% greater than the Kansas average and 18% 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
Neodesha, KS2,0343491,8762,225
Cherryvale, KS2,2204182,4612,878
Tyro, KS2315973,5794,176
Dearing, KS5046203,7194,338
Havana, KS1226874,1224,809
Elk City, KS2637094,2574,966
Coffeyville, KS9,7966085,0355,643
Independence, KS9,0847194,8095,528

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Saline, MI9,082139812951
Versailles, KY9,0911021,4731,574
Triangle, VA9,0921221,0191,141
Beverly Hills, FL9,0735093,0173,526
Hondo, TX9,0712882,9333,221
Independence, KS9,0847194,8095,528
Source: The Independence, KS crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.
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