Independence, MO Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
6,132
Total Crimes
5,244.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
111.74%
Above National Average
353 out of 391
In Missouri
9,332 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Independence, MO?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Independence is 5,244.1 per 100,000 people. That's 111.74% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 67.35% higher than the Missouri total crime rate of 3,133.7 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Independence SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
7
Commute
8

How Does Independence Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Independence
/ 100k People
Missouri
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 6,132 5,244.1 3,133.7 2,476.7
Murder 6 5.1 9.3 5.0
Robbery 106 90.7 80.8 81.6
Aggravated Assault 452 386.6 357.4 250.2
Violent Crime 689 589.2 495.0 366.7
Burglary 559 478.1 430.4 340.5
Larceny 3,877 3,315.6 1,865.0 1,549.5
Car Theft 1,007 861.2 343.3 219.9
Property Crime 5,443 4,654.9 2,638.7 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Independence

689.0
Violent Crimes
589.2
Violent Crimes / 100k People
60.69%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 169.7 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Independence each year. That compares to a 1 in 202.0 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Independence is 589.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 60.69% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 19.04% higher than the Missouri violent crime rate of 495.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Independence

5,443.0
Property Crimes
4,654.9
Property Crimes / 100k People
120.62%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 21.5 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Independence each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Independence is 4,654.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 120.62% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 76.41% higher than the Missouri property crime rate of 2,638.7 per 100,000 people.

Independence Crime Compared To Missouri Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Missouri.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Independence

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Lee's Summit, MO 99,365 2,210 2,224.1 2,108.4 115.7
Blue Springs, MO 55,415 1,315 2,373.0 2,194.4 178.7
Leawood, KS 35,052 420 1,198.2 1,144.0 54.2
Liberty, MO 31,842 604 1,896.9 1,604.8 292.1
Raytown, MO 28,932 1,494 5,163.8 4,472.6 691.3
Gladstone, MO 27,553 814 2,954.3 2,631.3 323.0
Grain Valley, MO 14,464 229 1,583.2 1,438.1 145.2
Kearney, MO 10,736 116 1,080.5 1,015.3 65.2
Mission Hills, KS 3,588 45 1,254.2 1,226.3 27.9
Sugar Creek, MO 3,269 134 4,099.1 3,364.9 734.2
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