Kansas City, MO sets new all-time homicide rate record!

Highest total and rate ever

In 2020, Missouri experienced it’s highest homicide rate record in history. Kansas City, MO experienced a homicide rate that was tied with its former all time high from 1993.

For 2023, Kansas City police report 180 official homicides. This gives them the highest total and the highest rate in the city’s history.

Kansas City Homicides:

The years 1993 and 2020 are basically a tie for the highest homicide rate in the city’s history.

Year: Homicides (population, rate)

1993: 153 (435k, 35.2 per 100k)
2019: 151 (496k, 30.4 per 100k)
2020: 179 (508k, 35.2 per 100k)
2021: 157 (509k, 30.8 per 100k)
2022: 170 (509k, 33.4 per 100k)

2023: 182 (509k, 35.4 per 100k) – New record for highest rate

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