Safest Places to Live in Kansas 2021

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Last Update: January 21, 2021 Living

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, which is home to around 390,000 people.

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

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 that are more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

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

30 Safest Places in Kansas 2021

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Basehor 6 418 1 0,16
2 Mission Hills 3 588 1 0,28
3 Lindsborg 3 269 1 0,31
4 Leawood 35 052 19 0,54
5 Tonganoxie 5 591 4 0,72
6 Valley Center 7 376 6 0,81
7 Goddard 4 764 4 0,84
8 Derby 25 012 25 1,00
9 Prairie Village 22 508 29 1,29
10 Columbus 3 042 4 1,31
11 El Dorado 12 899 17 1,32
12 Louisburg 4 532 6 1,32
13 Bel Aire 8 252 11 1,33
14 Gardner 22 229 32 1,44
15 Emporia 24 747 36 1,45
16 Rose Hill 3 969 6 1,51
17 Baxter Springs 3 907 6 1,54
18 Holton 3 239 5 1,54
19 Lenexa 56 240 87 1,55
20 Abilene 6 235 10 1,60
21 Hesston 3 736 6 1,61
22 Maize 4 836 8 1,65
23 McPherson 13 070 24 1,84
24 Eudora 6 414 13 2,03
25 Olathe 141 371 290 2,05
26 Frontenac 3 406 7 2,06
27 Scott City 3 799 8 2,11
28 Shawnee 66 300 141 2,13
29 Beloit 3 715 8 2,15
30 Garnett 3 244 7 2,16

Crime Score in All Cities in Kansas 2021

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at 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
1 Havensville 157 0 0,00
2 Bronson 308 0 0,00
3 Mayetta 349 0 0,00
4 Alta Vista 419 0 0,00
5 Holyrood 419 0 0,00
6 Kanopolis 457 0 0,00
7 Goessel 496 0 0,00
8 Little River 518 0 0,00
9 Mulberry 522 0 0,00
10 La Harpe 523 0 0,00
11 Macksville 530 0 0,00
12 Le Roy 538 0 0,00
13 Waverly 548 0 0,00
14 Claflin 608 0 0,00
15 Ozawkie 618 0 0,00
16 Mound City 685 0 0,00
17 Alma 773 0 0,00
18 Spearville 795 0 0,00
19 Lebo 889 0 0,00
20 Perry 902 0 0,00
21 Garden Plain 907 0 0,00
22 Lake Quivira 942 0 0,00
23 Montezuma 961 0 0,00
24 Troy 969 0 0,00
25 Carbondale 1 371 0 0,00
26 North Newton 1 752 0 0,00
27 St. Marys 2 636 1 0,38
28 Halstead 2 018 1 0,50
29 Belleville 1 877 1 0,53
30 Marion 1 770 1 0,56
31 Oswego 1 682 1 0,59
32 Hillsboro 2 814 2 0,71
33 Haven 1 189 1 0,84
34 Cheney 2 181 2 0,92
35 Ellinwood 1 950 2 1,03
36 McLouth 839 1 1,19
37 Sterling 2 194 3 1,37
38 Minneapolis 1 920 3 1,56
39 Clearwater 2 550 4 1,57
40 Horton 1 679 3 1,79
41 Galena 2 848 6 2,11
42 Norton 2 754 6 2,18
43 Wellsville 1 795 4 2,23
44 Elkhart 1 775 4 2,25
45 Cherryvale 2 127 5 2,35
46 Hoisington 2 486 6 2,41
47 Colony 410 1 2,44
48 Sedgwick 1 635 4 2,45
49 Ellsworth 2 983 8 2,68
50 Peabody 1 098 3 2,73
51 Neodesha 2 289 7 3,06
52 Herington 2 277 7 3,07
53 Seneca 2 058 7 3,40
54 Kingman 2 874 10 3,48
55 Arma 1 427 5 3,50
56 Burlington 2 545 9 3,54
57 Inman 1 327 5 3,77
58 Anthony 2 081 8 3,84
59 Meade 1 546 6 3,88
60 Highland 999 4 4,00
61 Lyndon 1 016 5 4,92
62 Atwood 1 204 6 4,98
63 Osage City 2 807 19 6,77
64 Attica 556 4 7,19
65 Grandview Plaza 1 563 18 11,52

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Basehor 6 418 1 0,16
2 Mission Hills 3 588 1 0,28
3 Lindsborg 3 269 1 0,31
4 Tonganoxie 5 591 4 0,72
5 Valley Center 7 376 6 0,81
6 Goddard 4 764 4 0,84
7 Columbus 3 042 4 1,31
8 Louisburg 4 532 6 1,32
9 Bel Aire 8 252 11 1,33
10 Rose Hill 3 969 6 1,51
11 Baxter Springs 3 907 6 1,54
12 Holton 3 239 5 1,54
13 Abilene 6 235 10 1,60
14 Hesston 3 736 6 1,61
15 Maize 4 836 8 1,65
16 Eudora 6 414 13 2,03
17 Frontenac 3 406 7 2,06
18 Scott City 3 799 8 2,11
19 Beloit 3 715 8 2,15
20 Garnett 3 244 7 2,16
21 Paola 5 676 13 2,29
22 Park City 7 779 18 2,31
23 Mulvane 6 451 15 2,33
24 Bonner Springs 7 850 20 2,55
25 Hiawatha 3 119 8 2,56
26 Ulysses 5 709 15 2,63
27 Colby 5 305 14 2,64
28 Pratt 6 606 18 2,72
29 Wamego 4 808 14 2,91
30 Osawatomie 4 245 13 3,06
31 Augusta 9 334 29 3,11
32 Goodland 4 374 15 3,43
33 Wellington 7 698 29 3,77
34 Larned 3 739 15 4,01
35 Russell 4 455 18 4,04
36 Iola 5 265 23 4,37
37 Edwardsville 4 505 22 4,88
38 Fort Scott 7 729 39 5,05
39 Clay Center 3 946 23 5,83
40 Coffeyville 9 260 60 6,48
41 Concordia 4 904 40 8,16
42 Independence 8 497 84 9,89

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Derby 25 012 25 1,00
2 Prairie Village 22 508 29 1,29
3 El Dorado 12 899 17 1,32
4 Gardner 22 229 32 1,44
5 Emporia 24 747 36 1,45
6 McPherson 13 070 24 1,84
7 Ottawa 12 221 28 2,29
8 Lansing 12 051 32 2,66
9 Hays 20 894 56 2,68
10 Winfield 12 023 33 2,74
11 Merriam 11 197 43 3,84
12 Atchison 10 509 41 3,90
13 Pittsburg 20 168 91 4,51
14 Dodge City 27 314 129 4,72
15 Newton 18 697 91 4,87
16 Garden City 26 509 130 4,90
17 Arkansas City 11 718 65 5,55
18 Junction City 21 921 219 9,99

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Leawood 35 052 19 0,54
2 Lenexa 56 240 87 1,55
3 Olathe 141 371 290 2,05
4 Shawnee 66 300 141 2,13
5 Hutchinson 40 431 153 3,78
6 Salina 46 567 213 4,57
7 Topeka 125 655 895 7,12
8 Wichita 390 080 4 451 11,41

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