Safest Places to Live in Kansas of April 2024

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Located in the Midwestern region of the United States, Kansas borders Missouri, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Nebraska. Kansas is the 35th most populous state, with over 2.9 million residents. Its capital is Topeka, but the largest city is Wichita, home to around 390,000 people.

After being home to Native American tribes for centuries, Kansas was settled by European settlers. After the Civil War, its population grew very fast because immigrants converted the prairie into farmland. It officially became a state in 1861.

The economy of Kansas depends mainly on agriculture, and in fact, this state is one of the biggest agricultural producers in the entire US. It produces great quantities of wheat, corn, sorghum, and soybeans.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, safer cities got the lowest score, and those more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI and those under 3,000 residents were not included in the list.

30 Safest Places in Kansas of April 2024

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Basehor6 41810,16
2Mission Hills3 58810,28
3Lindsborg3 26910,31
4Leawood35 052190,54
5Tonganoxie5 59140,72
6Valley Center7 37660,81
7Goddard4 76440,84
8Derby25 012251,00
9Prairie Village22 508291,29
10Columbus3 04241,31
11El Dorado12 899171,32
12Louisburg4 53261,32
13Bel Aire8 252111,33
14Gardner22 229321,44
15Emporia24 747361,45
16Rose Hill3 96961,51
17Baxter Springs3 90761,54
18Holton3 23951,54
19Lenexa56 240871,55
20Abilene6 235101,60
21Hesston3 73661,61
22Maize4 83681,65
23McPherson13 070241,84
24Eudora6 414132,03
25Olathe141 3712902,05
26Frontenac3 40672,06
27Scott City3 79982,11
28Shawnee66 3001412,13
29Beloit3 71582,15
30Garnett3 24472,16

Crime Score in All Cities in Kansas of April 2024

If your city didn’t make our list, you could see our full list of Kansas cities.

We can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • 10,000 – 30,000 Residents
  • Over 30,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)
These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Havensville15700,00
2Bronson30800,00
3Mayetta34900,00
4Alta Vista41900,00
5Holyrood41900,00
6Kanopolis45700,00
7Goessel49600,00
8Little River51800,00
9Mulberry52200,00
10La Harpe52300,00
11Macksville53000,00
12Le Roy53800,00
13Waverly54800,00
14Claflin60800,00
15Ozawkie61800,00
16Mound City68500,00
17Alma77300,00
18Spearville79500,00
19Lebo88900,00
20Perry90200,00
21Garden Plain90700,00
22Lake Quivira94200,00
23Montezuma96100,00
24Troy96900,00
25Carbondale1 37100,00
26North Newton1 75200,00
27St. Marys2 63610,38
28Halstead2 01810,50
29Belleville1 87710,53
30Marion1 77010,56
31Oswego1 68210,59
32Hillsboro2 81420,71
33Haven1 18910,84
34Cheney2 18120,92
35Ellinwood1 95021,03
36McLouth83911,19
37Sterling2 19431,37
38Minneapolis1 92031,56
39Clearwater2 55041,57
40Horton1 67931,79
41Galena2 84862,11
42Norton2 75462,18
43Wellsville1 79542,23
44Elkhart1 77542,25
45Cherryvale2 12752,35
46Hoisington2 48662,41
47Colony41012,44
48Sedgwick1 63542,45
49Ellsworth2 98382,68
50Peabody1 09832,73
51Neodesha2 28973,06
52Herington2 27773,07
53Seneca2 05873,40
54Kingman2 874103,48
55Arma1 42753,50
56Burlington2 54593,54
57Inman1 32753,77
58Anthony2 08183,84
59Meade1 54663,88
60Highland99944,00
61Lyndon1 01654,92
62Atwood1 20464,98
63Osage City2 807196,77
64Attica55647,19
65Grandview Plaza1 5631811,52

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Basehor6 41810,16
2Mission Hills3 58810,28
3Lindsborg3 26910,31
4Tonganoxie5 59140,72
5Valley Center7 37660,81
6Goddard4 76440,84
7Columbus3 04241,31
8Louisburg4 53261,32
9Bel Aire8 252111,33
10Rose Hill3 96961,51
11Baxter Springs3 90761,54
12Holton3 23951,54
13Abilene6 235101,60
14Hesston3 73661,61
15Maize4 83681,65
16Eudora6 414132,03
17Frontenac3 40672,06
18Scott City3 79982,11
19Beloit3 71582,15
20Garnett3 24472,16
21Paola5 676132,29
22Park City7 779182,31
23Mulvane6 451152,33
24Bonner Springs7 850202,55
25Hiawatha3 11982,56
26Ulysses5 709152,63
27Colby5 305142,64
28Pratt6 606182,72
29Wamego4 808142,91
30Osawatomie4 245133,06
31Augusta9 334293,11
32Goodland4 374153,43
33Wellington7 698293,77
34Larned3 739154,01
35Russell4 455184,04
36Iola5 265234,37
37Edwardsville4 505224,88
38Fort Scott7 729395,05
39Clay Center3 946235,83
40Coffeyville9 260606,48
41Concordia4 904408,16
42Independence8 497849,89

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Derby25 012251,00
2Prairie Village22 508291,29
3El Dorado12 899171,32
4Gardner22 229321,44
5Emporia24 747361,45
6McPherson13 070241,84
7Ottawa12 221282,29
8Lansing12 051322,66
9Hays20 894562,68
10Winfield12 023332,74
11Merriam11 197433,84
12Atchison10 509413,90
13Pittsburg20 168914,51
14Dodge City27 3141294,72
15Newton18 697914,87
16Garden City26 5091304,90
17Arkansas City11 718655,55
18Junction City21 9212199,99

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Leawood35 052190,54
2Lenexa56 240871,55
3Olathe141 3712902,05
4Shawnee66 3001412,13
5Hutchinson40 4311533,78
6Salina46 5672134,57
7Topeka125 6558957,12
8Wichita390 0804 45111,41

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