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Independence, Kansas Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Independence, Kansas. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Independence compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Independence, Kansas, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2002 and 2008 there were 3,569 total crimes reported in Independence, Kansas (354 of them violent). Of the 595 crimes that occur a year in Independence, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Independence, Kansas every 14 hours. This includes 4 murders, 22 rapes, and more than two thousand thefts (including 146 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Independence, Kansas (2002-2004, 2006-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001 or 2005, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Independence, Kansas for 6 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Independence decreased by 39 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 74 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden decrease in crime over the last 6 years in Independence. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to four hundred for Independence, Kansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Independence, Kansas (2002-2004, 2006-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Independence, Kansas (2002-2004, 2006-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Independence, Kansas law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Independence conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.