Kansas’s Safest Cities of 2024

Cathy Habas
Mar 18, 2024
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SafeWise is pleased to release the 10th annual Safest Cities report.

Here are the 10 Safest Cities in Kansas for 2024

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Crime rates and trends run higher than average in Kansas but property crime decreased year over year. Last year, Kansans were the least likely Americans to think that crime is increasing but were the fifth-highest state to believe crime is on the rise in our most recent State of Safety survey.

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2024 Kansas crime rates

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The Sunflower State’s crime rates sit above the national average but don’t top the charts. Kansas has the seventeenth-highest property crime and violent crime rates, meaning 32% of states see more crime per capita.

Property crime in Kansas: Fear vs. reality

Property crime in Kansas saw a slight decline from 20.8 to 20.7 incidents per 1,000 people—matching the national rate, which rose this year for the first time since we started reporting on the safest cities. Since 2022, Kansas has seen a 6% decrease in property crime, so the state is heading in the right direction.

According to our State of Safety survey, Kansas respondents reported a 15% increase in property crime concern and a 9% increase in package theft concern. With that said, Kansans reported the nineteenth-lowest percentage of package theft experiences in the nation (KS 51%, US 53%).

Attitudes about property protection in Kansas

Security measures most used in Kansas: guard dogs, firearms, security cameras.

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  • Most Kansas residents worry about property crime (55%)—more than any other crime, but package theft is a close second at 51%.
  • 8 in 10 Kansas survey participants use some sort of security measure to protect their property.
  • Of the Kansans who use some form of property protection, most (47%) prefer guard dogs., followed by firearms (37%). 
  • Nearly 3 in 10 (27%) Kansans reported using no package theft prevention strategy. Otherwise, doorbell cameras were the most popular option (27%).
  • 4 in 10 (40%) of Kansas respondents say they added or increased safety and security measures in the 12 months prior to the survey, which is above the national average of 35% and the thirteenth-highest percentage in the nation.

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What crimes are Kansas residents concerned about most?

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Violent crime in Kansas: Fear vs. reality

Kansas’s violent crime rate increased by 7% year over year, landing at 4.5 violent crimes per 1,000 people. That’s 14% higher than the national average of 4.0.

Our State of Safety story indicates Kansans are in sync with crime in their state. Both the level of concern about violent crime and reported experiences with it increased year over year.

  • Nearly 1 in 2 (49%) Kansas respondents said they're highly concerned about violent crime, an 11% rise year over year (US 50%).
  • 22% of survey respondents said they had a personal experience with violent crime in the 12 months prior to the survey—an increase from 16% last year (US 15%)
  • Murder and robbery are less prevalent in Kansas than in the nation at large, representing 1% and 13% of all violent crime in the state, respectively (US 2% and 16%).
  • Aggravated assault represents 75% of all violent crime in Kansas, and it makes up 71% of all violent crime nationwide.
  • 38% of Kansas residents use some form of personal protection—with most (53%) preferring concealed firearms. 

Attitudes about gun violence in Kansas

  • 47% of Kansans worry about gun violence (US 51%)—that's a 9% increase in concern year over year.
  • 16% reported experience with gun violence in the 12 months prior to our survey (15% US).
  • Kansans' gun violence experience increased 7% year over year.
  • Two mass shooting events occurred in Kansas during 2023—one less than in 2022.

A closer look at the safest cities in Kansas

For the purposes of this report, the terms “dangerous” and “safest” refer explicitly to crime rates as calculated from FBI crime data—no other characterization of any community is implied or intended.

  • 52 Kansas cities met the criteria for ranking this year.
  • Eudora rose 2 positions up the list to land at number 1 this year, while Haysville took the biggest leap from number 16 to number 5.
  • Basehor and Andover are new to the top 10 this year.
  • Every city on our list reported zero murders, except Andover with 1.
  • 2 cities reported 0 murders, rapes, and robberies: Ulysses and Bel Aire
  • Gardner is the most populous city to make the top 10, making its low per capita crime rates even more impressive.

The 10 safest cities in Kansas

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Eudora, Kansas
#1
Eudora
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+2
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,480
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2024, 2023, 2022
    0.8, 1.2, 2.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2024, 2023, 2022
    4.5, 4.1, 4.8
  • Info
    VC=violent crime, PC=property crime
Tonganoxie, Kansas
#2
Tonganoxie
(
-0-
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    5,836
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2024, 2023, 2022
    0.7, 1.0, 1.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2024, 2023, 2022
    5.5, 4.9, 8.5
  • Info
    VC=violent crime, PC=property crime
Ulysses, Kansas
#3
Ulysses
(
+4
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    5,764
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2024, 2023, 2022
    1.7, 2.4, 4.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2024, 2023, 2022
    1.9, 2.7, 5.8
  • Info
    VC=violent crime, PC=property crime
Basehor, Kansas
#4
Basehor
(
New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,546
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2024, 2023, 2022
    1.2, N/A, 0.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2024, 2023, 2022
    6.8, N/A, 10.5
  • Info
    VC=violent crime, PC=property crime
#5
Haysville
(
+11
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    11,308
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2024, 2023, 2022
    1.1, 1.6, 3.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2024, 2023, 2022
    10.2, 19.1, 18.2
  • Info
    VC=violent crime, PC=property crime
Gardner, Kansas
#6
Gardner
(
+6
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    24,497
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2024, 2023, 2022
    1.6, 1.9, 2.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2024, 2023, 2022
    7.8, 10.8, 9.1
  • Info
    VC=violent crime, PC=property crime
Bel Aire, Kansas
#7
Bel Aire
(
-3
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    8,599
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2024, 2023, 2022
    0.5, 0.5, N/A
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2024, 2023, 2022
    15.9, 13.4, N/A
  • Info
    VC=violent crime, PC=property crime
Valley Center, Kansas
#8
Valley Center
(
-7
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,463
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2024, 2023, 2022
    1.7, 0.5, 1.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2024, 2023, 2022
    9.2, 7.3, 6.5
  • Info
    VC=violent crime, PC=property crime
Geographic location of Spring Hill, KS
#9
Spring Hill
(
+1
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    9,024
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2024, 2023, 2022
    1.4, 1.1, 1.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2024, 2023, 2022
    11.3, 13.8, 13.5
  • Info
    VC=violent crime, PC=property crime
Andover, Kansas
#10
Andover
(
New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    15,842
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2024, 2023, 2022
    1.3, N/A, 1.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2024, 2023, 2022
    12.9, N/A, 17.1
  • Info
    VC=violent crime, PC=property crime

How we determined the safest cities

Learn how we identified the safest cities on our methodology page.

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Endnotes and sources

Find all endnotes and sources in our full methodology.

FBI Crime Data Explorer, "Documents & Downloads." Accessed March 18, 2024.

  • 2022 and 2021 Crime in the United States Annual Reports
    • Offenses Known to Law Enforcement
  • 2022 NIBRS Estimation Tables

Bureau of Justice Statistics, "National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS)." Accessed March 18, 2024.

Gun Violence Archive, "Mass Shootings." Accessed March 18, 2023.

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Cathy Habas
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Cathy Habas
With over eight years of experience as a content writer, Cathy has a knack for untangling complex information. Her natural curiosity and ability to empathize help Cathy offer insightful, friendly advice. She believes in empowering readers who may not feel confident about a purchase, project, or topic. Cathy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Indiana University Southeast and began her professional writing career immediately after graduation. She is a certified Safe Sleep Ambassador and has contributed to sites like Safety.com, Reviews.com, Hunker, and Thumbtack. Cathy’s pride and joy is her Appaloosa “Chacos.” She also likes to crochet while watching stand-up comedy specials on Netflix.

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