How safe is Kansas City, MO?

Kansas City's violent crime rate is much higher than the national rate.

Crime Index

Index Score: 5.7 /10

How we calculate this.


Kansas City has a higher crime rate than similarly sized metro areas.

Crime Rate 2016

Crime rate is the number of crimes committed per 100,000 people.
Kansas City, MO

596.7

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to Kansas City
Charlotte, NC

441.0

Higher than average crime
Orlando, FL

504.0

Higher than average crime
Portland, OR

276.0

Lower than average crime
Kansas City, MO

2727.9

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to Kansas City
Charlotte, NC

2919.0

Higher than average crime
Orlando, FL

2963.0

Higher than average crime
Portland, OR

2793.0

Higher than average crime

Violent Crime Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report.