Annual Crime In Kansas City (2018)

Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
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 peopleKansas City/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime29,078n/a (estimate)5,8973,1492,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleKansas City/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder137n/a27.89.95.0
Rape403n/a81.747.542.6
Robbery1,637n/a332.084.886.2
Assault5,665n/a1,148.8359.8246.8
Violent crime7,842n/a (estimate)1,590502381
Burglary3,717n/a753.8444.9376.0
Theft13,305n/a2,698.11,878.81,594.6
Vehicle theft4,214n/a854.6323.4228.9
Property crime21,236n/a (estimate)4,3072,6472,200

Key findings

  • Kansas City crime rates are 129% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Kansas City are 318% higher than the national average
  • In Kansas City you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Kansas City is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Kansas City has decreased by 2%

Kansas City crime map

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Compare Kansas City, MO Crime To Other Cities

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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, MO is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Kansas City are 1.87 times more than the Missouri average and 2.29 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Kansas City are 3.17 times more than than Missouri and 4.18 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Kansas City are 1.63 times more than than Missouri and 1.96 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Kansas City (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Kansas City compared to every other city in Missouri, as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Kansas City ranks safer than 3% of every city located within Missouri along with 2% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Missouri and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Kansas City, MO is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US 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 63
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Kansas City is 1 in 24
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Kansas City is 1 in 17
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Kansas City? In Kansas City, MO you have a 1 in 63 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Kansas City.

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

      Determining whether Kansas City is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Kansas City violent crime rates have decreased by 4%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 1% year over year. Total crimes for Kansas City has decreased by 2% in the same time frame.

      Kansas City police department

      ItemKansas CityMissouriNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,86912,115558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.03.73.3
      There are a total of 1,869 Kansas City police officers. This results in 4.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 7.9% greater than the Missouri average and 23.9% greater than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Missouri

      StateTotal offendersMissouri /100KNational /100K
      Missouri19,657344266
      There are a total of 19,657 sex offenders in Missouri. This yields a total of 344 sex offenders in Missouri per 100,000 residents which is 29% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ferrelview, MO373000
      Lake Waukomis, MO9731070107
      Lake Quivira, KS9870426426
      Weatherby Lake, MO1,90070372442
      Fairway, KS3,96484502585
      Mission Hills, KS3,58284502585
      Pleasant Valley, MO3,0431631,0131,177
      Kansas City, MO471,7671,5904,3075,897

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Mesa, AZ470,4563641,9852,349
      Long Beach, CA469,7936982,5343,232
      Sacramento, CA484,5306573,0413,697
      Atlanta, GA456,3787694,6545,423
      Virginia Beach, VA449,7331171,7231,840
      Kansas City, MO471,7671,5904,3075,897
      Source: The Kansas City, MO 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.