Two Kansas City area counties rank among the top five for most violent crimes per capita in their states, according to a new data analysis. Using the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, FindTheHome plotted out where the most violent crime per 100,000 people occurs in Missouri and Kansas.
In Missouri, Jackson County is No. 2 on the list, second only to St. Louis City. In Kansas, Wyandotte County came in fifth.
Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The data are from the FBI’s 2013 report, which is the most recent available.
A crime is classified under either city or county jurisdiction, so FindTheHome, a data analysis company, added city and county crimes together to come up with a number for the county as a whole.
Here’s how the counties in Missouri stack up:
St. Louis City is the most crime-ridden, with 1,591.8 violent crimes per 100,000 people. Jackson County follows with 1,025.0 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
Here’s how the counties in Kansas stack up:
In Kansas, Smith County is the most crime-ridden, with 2,586 violent crimes per 100,000 people. Wyandotte County comes in at No. 5, with 507.1 violent crimes per 100,000 people.