Kansas City, MO
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With a crime rate of 59 per one thousand residents, Kansas City has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 17. Within Missouri, more than 93% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Kansas City. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Kansas City to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Importantly, when you compare Kansas City to other communities of similar population, then Kansas City crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Kansas City 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 Kansas City 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 Kansas City.

For Kansas City, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Kansas City is one in 71.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Kansas City experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Kansas City is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Kansas City, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 22, which is a rate of 45 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Kansas City has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Kansas City is one in 122.

Kansas City Crime Data

 
Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Kansas City Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

6,722

21,207

27,929

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

14.14

44.61

58.75

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Kansas City 14.14
Missouri 4.97
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 71

in Kansas City

1 in 201

in Missouri
Kansas City VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 475,378
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 110 366 1,706 4,540
Rate per 1,000 0.23 0.77 3.59 9.55
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
Kansas City 44.61
Missouri 28.54
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 22

in Kansas City

1 in 35

in Missouri
Kansas City Property CRIMES
Population: 475,378
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 4,894 12,405 3,908
Rate per 1,000 10.29 26.10 8.22
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

Kansas City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Kansas City 88
Missouri 35