Independence, KS
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The crime rate in Independence is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 26 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Independence is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Independence is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Kansas, Independence has a crime rate that is higher than 81% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Independence to other communities of similar population, then Independence crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Independence does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Independence does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Independence.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Independence occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Independence; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 373. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Independence's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Independence a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Independence is one in 43.

Independence Crime Data

 
Crime Index

25

(100 is safest)


Safer than 25% of U.S. Cities

Independence Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

24

207

231

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.68

23.11

25.79

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Independence 2.68
Kansas 3.90
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 373

in Independence

1 in 256

in Kansas
Independence VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 8,958
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Independence 23.11
Kansas 27.20
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 43

in Independence

1 in 37

in Kansas
Independence Property CRIMES
Population: 8,958
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Independence Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Independence 30
Kansas 23

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