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


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

Crime rate in Kansas City, MO

The 2019 crime rate in Kansas City, MO is 615 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.3 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 97.8% U.S. cities. The 2019 Kansas City crime rate fell by 9% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 150 - an increase of 13 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Kansas City has seen rise of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Kansas City, MO is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Kansas City:

615.2
Westwood:

144.1
North Kansas City:

685.5
Roeland Park:

275.3
Fairway:

39.9
Mission Hills:

76.4
Mission:

321.7
Randolph:

3,218.2
Kansas City:

553.9
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Kansas City by year

Type

2006

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
112
(25.0)
115
(25.5)
100
(20.6)
102
(21.1)
108
(23.4)
105
(22.6)
99
(21.3)
78
(16.7)
109
(23.0)
129
(27.0)
150
(30.9)
137
(27.8)
150
(30.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
321
(71.6)
248
(54.9)
276
(56.9)
234
(48.4)
265
(57.4)
246
(53.0)
377
(81.0)
390
(83.3)
366
(77.3)
408
(85.3)
445
(91.8)
403
(81.7)
347
(70.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2,044
(456.0)
2,090
(462.9)
1,970
(406.5)
1,626
(336.5)
1,665
(360.8)
1,647
(354.9)
1,662
(357.0)
1,625
(346.9)
1,703
(359.8)
1,897
(396.6)
1,858
(383.1)
1,637
(332.0)
1,443
(290.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3,994
(891.1)
3,816
(845.3)
3,957
(816.4)
3,544
(733.5)
3,498
(758.0)
3,864
(832.6)
3,726
(800.4)
3,769
(804.6)
4,531
(957.2)
5,481
(1,146)
5,909
(1,218)
5,665
(1,149)
5,159
(1,040)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
7,399
(1,651)
7,467
(1,654)
7,231
(1,492)
7,124
(1,474)
6,848
(1,484)
6,964
(1,501)
6,412
(1,377)
5,659
(1,208)
4,871
(1,029)
4,764
(995.9)
4,658
(960.5)
3,717
(753.8)
3,070
(619.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
18,186
(4,057)
16,463
(3,647)
15,937
(3,288)
16,625
(3,441)
15,305
(3,317)
15,088
(3,251)
13,949
(2,996)
13,037
(2,783)
12,249
(2,588)
12,127
(2,535)
12,950
(2,670)
13,305
(2,698)
12,253
(2,471)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5,515
(1,230)
4,347
(962.9)
3,527
(727.7)
3,170
(656.1)
3,392
(735.1)
3,590
(773.6)
4,287
(920.9)
3,952
(843.7)
3,904
(824.7)
3,951
(825.9)
4,427
(912.9)
4,214
(854.6)
3,801
(766.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
403
(89.9)
299
(66.2)
297
(61.3)
343
(71.0)
302
(65.4)
262
(56.5)
207
(44.5)
217
(46.3)
198
(41.8)
188
(39.3)
201
(41.4)
216
(43.8)
160
(32.3)
City-Data.com crime index798.6741.5666.2621.9648.0657.6664.5628.3648.8707.5741.0679.4615.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. 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 Missouri and other state lists, there were 1,754 registered sex offenders living in Kansas City, Missouri as of November 28, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Kansas City is 274 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Kansas City, MO?

Violent crime rate in 2019
Kansas City:

796.0
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Kansas City:

877.7
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Kansas City:

954.4
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Kansas City:

910.4
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Kansas City:

781.8
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Kansas City:

692.3
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Kansas City:

702.2
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Kansas City:

692.0
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Kansas City:

663.7
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Kansas City:

625.6
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Kansas City:

709.6
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Kansas City:

760.0
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2006
Kansas City:

795.1
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Kansas City:

804.7
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Kansas City:

641.8
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Kansas City:

612.9
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Kansas City:

601.3
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Kansas City:

362.3
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Kansas City:

413.8
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Kansas City:

462.6
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Kansas City:

449.8
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Kansas City:

458.9
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Kansas City:

507.3
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Kansas City:

563.4
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Kansas City:

578.7
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Kansas City:

572.9
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Kansas City:

565.3
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Kansas City:

571.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Kansas City:

657.6
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Kansas City:

717.6
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Kansas City:

766.8
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Kansas City:

607.4
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Kansas City:

615.7
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Kansas City:

695.0
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 2019, including police officers: 1,819 (1,299 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.62
Missouri average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 1,819 (1,299 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.63
Missouri average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 1,819 (1,299 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.68
Missouri average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 1,875 (1,356 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.83
Missouri average:

2.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 1,824 (1,360 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.87
Missouri average:

2.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 1,997 (1,398 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.98
Missouri average:

2.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1,937 (1,367 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.94
Missouri average:

2.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1,869 (1,273 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.74
Missouri average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1,961 (1,387 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.01
Missouri average:

2.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 1,993 (1,404 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.91
Missouri average:

2.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 2,033 (1,392 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.87
Missouri average:

2.65

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 1,979 (1,325 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.93
Missouri average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 2,102 (1,409 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.15
Missouri average:

2.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 2,045 (1,357 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.07
Missouri average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 1,998 (1,272 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.88
Missouri average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 1,944 (1,273 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.88
Missouri average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 1,947 (1,263 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.86
Missouri average:

2.35

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

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