Reported Annual Crime In Kansas City

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleKansas City/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime30,397n/a (estimate)6,2683,3642,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleKansas City/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder150n/a30.99.85.3
Rape445n/a91.844.641.7
Robbery1,858n/a383.1103.998.0
Assault5,909n/a1,218.5372.0248.9
Violent crime8,362n/a (estimate)1,724530383
Burglary4,658n/a960.5492.0430.4
Theft12,950n/a2,670.42,016.01,694.4
Vehicle theft4,427n/a912.9325.9237.4
Property crime22,035n/a (estimate)4,5442,8342,362
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Kansas City, MO. All reported Kansas City, MO crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Kansas City, MO overall crime rate is 86% higher than in comparison to the Missouri average; and is also 128% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Kansas City, MO, the rate is 225% higher than compared to the Missouri average, and 350% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Kansas City, MO comes in at 60% higher than to the average seen in Missouri, and 92% higher than the overall national average.

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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Kansas City crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Kansas City is 128% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 17.17 daily crimes that occur in Kansas City.
  • Kansas City is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Kansas City you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Kansas City has increased by 7%.

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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 demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Missouri and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Kansas City, MO are 1.86 times more than the Missouri average and 2.28 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Kansas City, MO are 3.25 times more than than Missouri and 4.50 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Kansas City, MO are 1.60 times more than than Missouri and 1.92 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Kansas City (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Kansas City, MO compared to every other city in Missouri as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Kansas City, MO ranks 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. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Kansas City, MO. As a result, Kansas City, MO is ranked below average when compared to the majority of 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 58
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Kansas City is 1 in 23
The chance of being a victim of crime in Kansas City is 1 in 16
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Kansas City, MO? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Kansas City, MO you have a 1 in 58 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 23 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Kansas City, MO.

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

Determining whether Kansas City, MO 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, MO has increased by 22% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 2% year over year. Total crimes for Kansas City, MO has increased by 7% 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
Missouri15,122264222
There are a total of 15,122 sex offenders in Missouri. This yields a total of 264 sex offenders in Missouri per 100,000 residents which is 19% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Mission Hills, KS3,58279534612
Fairway, KS3,96450577627
Weatherby Lake, MO1,900519711,022
Lake Quivira, KS9871671,1321,298
Westwood Hills, KS4141671,1321,298
Leawood, KS33,763881,2531,342
Prairie Village, KS21,8241731,1761,350
Kansas City, MO471,7671,7244,5446,268

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Mesa, AZ470,4564162,1722,588
Long Beach, CA469,7936582,6723,330
Sacramento, CA484,5306762,9373,612
Atlanta, GA456,3789364,7765,712
Virginia Beach, VA449,7331381,9352,072
Kansas City, MO471,7671,7244,5446,268
Source: The Kansas City, MO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.