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Total crime 143%
Violent crime 309%
Property crime 110%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleKansas City/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime28,489n/a (estimate)5,7053,0742,346
Murder176n/a35.211.86.5
Rape382n/a76.543.338.4
Robbery1,285n/a257.374.473.9
Assault6,076n/a1,216.8413.3279.7
Violent crime7,919n/a (estimate)1,586543388
Burglary3,072n/a615.2378.8314.2
Theft12,958n/a2,595.11,759.11,398.0
Vehicle theft4,540n/a909.2393.2246.0
Property crime20,570n/a (estimate)4,1192,5311,958

Key findings

  • Kansas City crime rates are 143% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Kansas City are 309% higher than the national average
  • In Kansas City you have a 1 in 18 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 increased by 8%

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)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Kansas City, Missouri is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Kansas City are 1.86 times more than the Missouri average and 2.43 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Kansas City are 2.92 times more than than Missouri and 4.09 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Kansas City are 1.63 times more than than Missouri and 2.10 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Kansas City (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Kansas City to every other city in Missouri, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Kansas City safe? The gauges above illustrate that Kansas City is safer than 2% 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 64
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Kansas City is 1 in 25
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Kansas City is 1 in 18
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Kansas City? In Kansas City, MO you have a 1 in 64 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 25 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 18 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 increased by 11%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 7% year over year. Total crimes for Kansas City has increased by 8% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ferrelview, MO373000
      Platte Woods, MO430000
      Lake Waukomis, MO9731070107
      Lake Tapawingo, MO718139139279
      Lake Quivira, KS9870425425
      Weatherby Lake, MO1,90076355431
      Westwood Hills, KS4141728881,060
      Kansas City, MO471,7671,5864,1195,705

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Mesa, AZ470,4563721,8462,218
      Long Beach, CA469,7935062,7473,253
      Sacramento, CA484,5306832,7453,428
      Atlanta, GA456,3782951,4781,773
      Virginia Beach, VA449,7331291,7611,890
      Kansas City, MO471,7671,5864,1195,705
      Source: The Kansas City, MO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.