Kansas City, MO Criminal and Public Records

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We’ve compiled data on the most commonly searched crimes in Kansas City, Jackson County and Missouri. Our statistics also include comparisons of Kansas City's crime rate to Missouri's and nationwide. Keep in mind that Kansas City has a population of 475,378 while Missouri has a population of 6,083,672.

When reviewing the data, It is critical to remember that these numbers only reflect reported crimes. There are some crimes, even serious crimes, which are notoriously underreported, such as rape or sexual assault.

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Crime in The Last Reported Year

In 2015 in Kansas City, MO, there were 6,709 reported major violent crimes and 21,024 reported major property offenses. This is in addition to a number of lesser offenses.

Of the violent crime types, the most common to occur in Kansas City is agg. assault, with 4,531 reported. This represented 67.54% of all violent crimes. Similarly, the most common property crime was larceny with 12,249 reported.

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Disclaimer: The city of Kansas City resides in these counties: Cass County, Platte County, Jackson County, Clay County.


Kansas City Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (16th per 100k)
  • Murder: 2nd (15th per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (55th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (21st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 2nd (13th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (51st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (38th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 2nd (98th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (9th per 100k)
  • Arson: 2nd (37th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 37th
  • Violent Crimes: 18th (131st per 100k)
  • Murder: 17th (196th per 100k)
  • Rape: 28th (666th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 15th (183rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 24th (115th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 35th (935th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 29th (634th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 41st (1,716th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 21st (95th per 100k)
  • Arson: 18th (420th per 100k)

In Jackson County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (1st per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 475,378
  • Households: 195,033
  • Median Income: $45,821.00
  • Land Area: 314.975 miles2
  • Water Area: 4.004 miles2
  • Time Zone: CST
  • ZIP Codes: 64012 • 64053 • 64055 • 64064 • 64068 • 64079 • 64082 • 64101 • 64102 • 64105 • 64106 • 64108 • 64109 • 64110 • 64111 • 64112 • 64113 • 64114 • 64116 • 64117 • 64118 • 64119 • 64120 • 64121 • 64123 • 64124 • 64125 • 64126 • 64127 • 64128 • 64129 • 64130 • 64131 • 64132 • 64133 • 64134 • 64136 • 64137 • 64138 • 64139 • 64141 • 64144 • 64145 • 64146 • 64147 • 64148 • 64149 • 64151 • 64152 • 64153 • 64154 • 64155 • 64156 • 64157 • 64158 • 64161 • 64163 • 64164 • 64165 • 64166 • 64167 • 64168 • 64170 • 64171 • 64179 • 64180 • 64183 • 64184 • 64185 • 64187 • 64188 • 64190 • 64191 • 64192 • 64193 • 64194 • 64195 • 64196 • 64197 • 64198 • 64199 • 64944 • 64999

Kansas City, MO Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 78 109
Rape 390 366
Agg. Assault 3769 4531
Robbery 1625 1703
Burglary 5659 4871
Vehicle Thefts 3952 3904
Arson 217 198

Violent Crimes in Kansas City, MO in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 109
Rape 366
Aggravated Assault 4531
Robbery 1703

Property Crimes in Kansas City, MO in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 4871
Larceny 12249
Motor Vehicle Theft 3904
Arson 198

Robbery in Kansas City, MO

Year Robbery
2006 2044
2008 2090
2009 1970
2010 1626
2011 1665
2012 1647
2013 1662
2014 1625
2015 1703

Burglary in Kansas City, MO

Year Burglary
2006 7399
2008 7467
2009 7231
2010 7124
2011 6848
2012 6964
2013 6412
2014 5659
2015 4871

Missouri Criminal Statistics:


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Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 26856 30261
Murder 403 502
Rape 4085 4407
Agg. Assault 18482 20830
Robbery 5592 6376
Property Crimes 176237 173642
Burglary 35258 34006
Larceny 124622 122637
Vehicle Thefts 16357 16999
Arson 0 0

Robbery in the state of Missouri

Year Robbery
2006 7587
2007 7165
2008 7390
2009 7452
2010 6132
2011 6269
2012 5782
2013 5484
2014 5592
2015 6376

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