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  CRIME OVERVIEW
  

Independence, Missouri, violent crime, on a scale from 1 (low crime) to 100, is 56. Violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. The US average is 41.4.

Independence, Missouri, property crime, on a scale from 1 (low) to 100, is 70. Property crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The object of the theft-type offenses is the taking of money or property, but there is no force or threat of force against the victims. The US average is 43.5.

  CRIMEIndependence, MissouriUnited States
  Violent Crime  55.741.4
  Property Crime  7043.5

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  CRIME COMMENTS
  
Very hit or miss.
I've lived here pretty much all my life, and I have to say, I'm ready to get out. I'm not sure if the crime here has just skyrocketed over recent years, or if I was just... (read more)
best place
I moved here in 2006 and ever day i see newbuildings springing up..its a fast developing city.A ice hockey stadium was just finished,retired homes,pro bass,its a town... (read more)
Cost of Living
The cost of living in Independence and the entire metro region of Kansas City is lower than almost anywhere else in the United States. Housing, food and fuel are cheaper... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
Not All That Bad
Independence, Missouri is just like any other fairly large, fairly old town. A city approaching 200 years old and having nearly 120,000 residents is going to have both... (read more)
Frustrated resident
If you like living around drug addicts (meth heads in particular), rowdy, bad ass kids, hillbillies and ghetto fools, move to Independence, MO STAT. We've lived in... (read more)
Decent quality of life
Independence, MO offers a decent quality of life to its residents. Having grown up here, I know quite a bit about what the city is really like. There are so many... (read more)
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