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Crime rate in Kansas City, Kansas (KS): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Kansas City, KS compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Kansas City, KS

The 2015 crime rate in Kansas City, KS is 554 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.0 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 97.0% U.S. cities. The 2015 Kansas City crime rate rose by 3% compared to 2014. The number of homicides stood at 28 - an increase of 3 compared to 2014. In the last 5 years Kansas City has seen rise of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Kansas City, KS is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Kansas City:

553.9
Roeland Park:

275.3
Riverside:

500.0
Mission:

321.7
Westwood:

144.1
Merriam:

413.7
North Kansas City:

641.7
Parkville:

160.1
Fairway:

39.9
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Kansas City by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Murders
(per 100,000)
37
(25.4)
45
(31.0)
20
(13.9)
35
(24.6)
25
(17.4)
27
(18.4)
15
(10.2)
28
(19.0)
25
(16.8)
28
(18.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
100
(68.7)
91
(62.7)
91
(63.5)
80
(56.3)
62
(43.1)
95
(64.8)
85
(57.7)
83
(56.2)
233
(156.3)
264
(175.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
416
(285.9)
439
(302.3)
489
(341.1)
318
(223.8)
289
(200.9)
291
(198.3)
277
(188.2)
238
(161.2)
254
(170.4)
304
(202.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
613
(421.3)
670
(461.3)
549
(382.9)
507
(356.8)
447
(310.7)
534
(364.0)
500
(339.7)
382
(258.8)
548
(367.5)
567
(377.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,842
(1,266)
2,265
(1,560)
2,269
(1,583)
1,918
(1,350)
1,922
(1,336)
1,827
(1,245)
1,772
(1,204)
1,617
(1,095)
1,663
(1,115)
1,311
(871.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
5,924
(4,072)
5,691
(3,919)
5,431
(3,788)
4,744
(3,338)
4,684
(3,256)
4,792
(3,266)
4,558
(3,096)
4,566
(3,093)
4,697
(3,150)
4,754
(3,162)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2,912
(2,001)
2,325
(1,601)
2,017
(1,407)
1,080
(760.0)
1,129
(784.8)
1,264
(861.6)
1,208
(820.6)
1,045
(707.9)
956
(641.2)
989
(657.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
60
(41.2)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A69
(46.9)
56
(37.9)
61
(40.9)
77
(51.2)
City-Data.com crime index687.5689.0632.4521.6478.2507.7464.7440.1538.5553.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 567 registered sex offenders living in Kansas City, Kansas as of September 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Kansas City is 271 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2015
Kansas City:

502.4
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Kansas City:

458.7
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Kansas City:

304.2
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Kansas City:

342.0
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Kansas City:

382.7
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Kansas City:

333.6
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Kansas City:

395.8
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2007
Kansas City:

453.4
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Kansas City:

506.4
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Kansas City:

473.2
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Kansas City:

374.5
U.S. Average:

256.0

Property crime rate in 2015
Kansas City:

431.1
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Kansas City:

476.8
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Kansas City:

479.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Kansas City:

518.7
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Kansas City:

541.6
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Kansas City:

547.7
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Kansas City:

550.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2007
Kansas City:

717.0
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Kansas City:

748.0
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Kansas City:

757.0
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Kansas City:

698.4
U.S. Average:

327.4
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 2017, including police officers: 431 (341 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
Kansas average:

2.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 425 (339 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.24
Kansas average:

2.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 467 (377 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.55
Kansas average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 433 (353 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.40
Kansas average:

2.57

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 494 (370 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.57
Kansas average:

2.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 470 (361 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.52
Kansas average:

2.85

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 472 (357 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.43
Kansas average:

2.65

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 475 (354 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.41
Kansas average:

2.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 481 (347 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.36
Kansas average:

2.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 463 (339 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.31
Kansas average:

2.56

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Kansas City, KS
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 66101, 66102, 66103, 66104, 66105, 66106, 66109, 66112, 66115, 66118, 66217.