Total crime 121%
Violent crime 136%
Property crime 118%
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.
StatisticReportedincidentsMorningside/100k peopleKansas City/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime26,2235,507 (estimate)5,2873,1342,489
Violent crime7,099897 (estimate)1,431495379
Vehicle theft3,801n/a766.4343.3219.9
Property crime19,1244,610 (estimate)3,8562,6392,110

Key findings

  • Morningside crime rates are 121% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Morningside are 136% higher than the national average
  • In Morningside you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Morningside is safer than 62% of the cities in Missouri
  • Year over year crime in Kansas City has decreased by 10%

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      Daily Crime In Morningside (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Morningside

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Morningside is 1 in 112
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Morningside is 1 in 22
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Morningside is 1 in 19

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

      Kansas City police department

      ItemMorningsideKansas CityMissouri
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a1,86912,115
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.03.7

      Sex offenders in Missouri

      StateTotal offendersMissouri /100KNational /100K
      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
      Platte Woods, MO430000
      Lake Waukomis, MO9731070107
      Westwood, KS1,74761345406
      Lake Quivira, KS9870425425
      Lake Winnebago, MO1,2110426426
      Fairway, KS3,96478441519
      Shawnee, KS64,444213324537
      Kansas City, MO471,7671,4313,8565,287

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Mesa, AZ470,4563771,8692,246
      Long Beach, CA469,7935062,4142,920
      Sacramento, CA484,5306273,1823,809
      Atlanta, GA456,3787694,6545,423
      Virginia Beach, VA449,7331291,7611,890
      Kansas City, MO471,7671,4313,8565,287
      Source: The Morningside, Kansas City, MO 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.