SafeWise is happy to release our fifth annual Safest Cities report. Here are the 20 Safest Cities in Kansas for 2019. See if your city made the list.
The 20 safest cities in Kansas are all well below both state and national violent crime rates, with each reporting under two violent crime incidents per 1,000 people. Interestingly, the state as a whole is slightly higher than the national violent crime rate (4.75 vs. 4.49 nationwide). But among the safest cities, 60% had eight or fewer total violent crimes in 2017.
Kansas is also higher than the national rate when it comes to property crime. The state has an average of 32.57 incidents per 1,000 people, and the national rate is 27.11. And although there were two cities (Shawnee and Olathe) on the list with more than 1,000 property crime incidents, 45% reported 95 or fewer.
Find out more about all the safest Kansas cities, and look for your city on the full list below.
70% of the safest cities in Kansas claim the honor for the second consecutive year.
Only two cities reported any counts of murder.
60% of the cities reported eight or fewer total violent crimes.
Kansas rates property crime as its top safety concern on our State of Safety report, and 12% of respondents reported a personal experience with property crime in the past year.
Violent crime comes in second with 58% rating it as a high concern.
11% of Kansas respondents had experienced a violent crime in the past year, just over the national average of 10%.
Kansas is also worried about tornadoes, with 69% rating it a top environmental safety concern, compared to 40% nationally.
Beyond Safest Cities: What Are the Biggest Safety Concerns in Your State?
Crime statistics are one thing, but do they line up with what people are really worried about when it comes to safety? To find out, SafeWise conducted a nationwide survey. See what the biggest safety concern is in your state—and learn more about what your neighbors are nervous about—in our State of Safety report.
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