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Crime rate in Independence, Missouri (MO): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Independence, MO compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Independence, MO

The 2018 crime rate in Independence, MO was 416 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.5 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 92.2% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Independence crime rate fell by 8% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 10 - a decrease of 1 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Independence has seen an increase in violent crime and a decrease in property crime.
See how dangerous Independence, MO is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Independence:

416.4
Sugar Creek:

316.4
Birmingham:

119.6
Lake Tapawingo:

125.5
Raytown:

433.8
Randolph:

3,218.2
Kansas City:

679.4
Blue Springs:

231.0
Claycomo:

172.5
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Independence by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
6
(5.4)
2
(1.8)
7
(6.4)
9
(8.2)
3
(2.5)
8
(6.6)
2
(1.7)
5
(4.3)
7
(6.0)
3
(2.6)
7
(6.0)
9
(7.7)
11
(9.4)
10
(8.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
45
(40.2)
61
(54.9)
45
(41.3)
57
(51.6)
51
(41.7)
43
(35.5)
45
(38.4)
43
(36.6)
51
(43.4)
43
(36.7)
57
(48.5)
49
(41.8)
33
(28.2)
70
(59.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
123
(109.9)
138
(124.3)
154
(141.4)
163
(147.7)
167
(136.7)
123
(101.5)
110
(93.8)
127
(108.1)
122
(103.9)
126
(107.4)
132
(112.2)
140
(119.3)
156
(133.3)
105
(89.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
622
(555.8)
612
(551.3)
631
(579.5)
595
(539.1)
528
(432.2)
310
(255.9)
342
(291.7)
362
(308.3)
363
(309.2)
304
(259.1)
304
(258.4)
403
(343.5)
446
(381.0)
336
(286.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,304
(1,165)
1,236
(1,113)
1,304
(1,198)
1,413
(1,280)
1,328
(1,087)
1,246
(1,029)
1,178
(1,005)
1,253
(1,067)
1,167
(994.2)
1,128
(961.5)
848
(720.8)
891
(759.4)
785
(670.6)
704
(599.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
5,956
(5,322)
5,538
(4,989)
5,547
(5,095)
5,904
(5,349)
5,134
(4,202)
5,242
(4,327)
4,785
(4,081)
5,116
(4,357)
5,149
(4,387)
4,616
(3,935)
4,298
(3,654)
4,542
(3,871)
4,655
(3,977)
4,203
(3,581)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
930
(831.1)
834
(751.3)
1,082
(993.8)
779
(705.8)
703
(575.4)
735
(606.7)
728
(620.9)
783
(666.8)
792
(674.7)
838
(714.3)
915
(777.8)
956
(814.8)
1,262
(1,078)
1,208
(1,029)
Arson
(per 100,000)
34
(30.4)
40
(36.0)
35
(32.1)
27
(24.5)
29
(23.7)
22
(18.2)
26
(22.2)
33
(28.1)
30
(25.6)
25
(21.3)
16
(13.6)
15
(12.8)
12
(10.3)
15
(12.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)548.0532.7571.4569.8456.0416.9403.8434.2438.8400.3394.8426.4449.8416.4

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Missouri and other state lists, there were 392 registered sex offenders living in Independence, Missouri as of January 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Independence is 303 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Independence:

264.6
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Independence:

304.1
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Independence:

288.5
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Independence:

245.7
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Independence:

225.0
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Independence:

262.0
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Independence:

253.3
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Independence:

234.5
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Independence:

227.4
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Independence:

331.1
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Independence:

411.3
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Independence:

414.7
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Independence:

396.3
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Independence:

383.8
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Independence:

343.0
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Independence:

322.8
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Independence:

278.6
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Independence:

453.4
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Independence:

494.7
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Independence:

467.6
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Independence:

443.5
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Independence:

496.2
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Independence:

519.4
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Independence:

531.2
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Independence:

498.1
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Independence:

513.1
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Independence:

513.8
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Independence:

629.3
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Independence:

643.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Independence:

584.8
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Independence:

623.8
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Independence:

583.4
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Independence:

571.0
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Independence:

516.7
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 285 (200 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
Missouri average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 260 (184 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
Missouri average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 257 (184 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
Missouri average:

2.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 279 (197 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Missouri average:

2.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 276 (187 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
Missouri average:

2.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 282 (201 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
Missouri average:

2.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 269 (189 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.61
Missouri average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 280 (196 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Missouri average:

2.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 302 (204 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.68
Missouri average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 300 (204 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Missouri average:

2.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 285 (207 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
Missouri average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 294 (204 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Missouri average:

2.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 284 (194 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
Missouri average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 279 (197 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Missouri average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 273 (194 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
Missouri average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 293 (206 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
Missouri average:

2.35

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Independence, MO
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 64050, 64052, 64053, 64054, 64055, 64056, 64058, 64120, 64133, 64136.