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Total crime 69%
Violent crime 67%
Property crime 70%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleKansas City/100k peopleKansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)4,213 (estimate)2,7252,489
Murdern/an/an/a3.65.0
Rapen/an/an/a48.642.6
Robberyn/an/an/a44.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a314.2250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)635 (estimate)411379
Burglaryn/an/an/a342.7340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,721.91,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a249.9219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,577 (estimate)2,3152,110

Key findings

  • Kansas City crime rates are 69% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Kansas City are 67% higher than the national average
  • In Kansas City you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Kansas City is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Kansas City has decreased by 11%

Kansas City crime map

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The Kansas City crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Kansas City as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Kansas City crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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

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      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 158
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Kansas City is 1 in 28
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Kansas City is 1 in 24

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

      Kansas City police department

      ItemKansas CityKansasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4335,262558,732
      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 9.5% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Kansas

      StateTotal offendersKansas /100KNational /100K
      Kansas9,632349266
      There are a total of 9,632 sex offenders in Kansas. This yields a total of 349 sex offenders in Kansas per 100,000 residents which is 31% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ferrelview, MO373000
      Platte Woods, MO430000
      Lake Waukomis, MO9731070107
      Westwood, KS1,74761345406
      Lake Quivira, KS9870425425
      Weatherby Lake, MO1,90069370440
      Fairway, KS3,96478441519
      Kansas City, KS149,7556353,5774,213

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lakewood, CO149,7934322,9383,371
      Escondido, CA149,9123501,5491,899
      Rockford, IL149,5971,1743,3274,501
      Sunnyvale, CA149,5961672,1832,350
      Hollywood, FL148,1142912,6552,946
      Kansas City, KS149,7556353,5774,213
      Source: The Kansas City, KS crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.