Police Department

Traffic Enforcement Statistics

One of the most important factors in keeping the streets of Independence safe for everyone is the enforcement side of our mission. The cost of human suffering and broken lives is too great a price to pay for not doing so. Taking into account the tremendous growth and increased traffic in and around Independence, the number of motor vehicles accidents have significantly decreased. A primary reason for that is because of the proactive enforcement of traffic laws and educating the public.

Accident Investigations

Traffic Accidents20102011201220132014
Fatality 8 5 9 7 9
Injury 841 830 738 718 751
Property Damage 1,836 1,629 1,466 1,391 1,364
Totals 2,685 2,462 2,213 2,116 2,124

Citation Totals

Citations Issued2011201220132014
Total Citations in Dept. (not Parking) 34,185 31,417 38,945 36,019
Parking Citations for Entire Department 967 1,823 2,139 1,818
Total Citations for Entire Department (Including Parking) 35,152 33,240 41,084 37,837
Total Citations by Traffic Safety Unit (Not including parking) 18,218 18,204 20,793 18,218