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Safest Places to Live in Kansas 2020

EPF Last Update: March 7, 2020

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 due to the fact that immigrants converted the prairie into the 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.

From 2016 to 2017, Kansas saw an increase in the violent crime of 3.1%, which is 2.9% per 100,000 people.

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, cities that are the safest got the lowest score and those that are more vulnerable to crime got higher scores.

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

30 Safest Places in Kansas 2020

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Hugoton381620,52
2Paola557440,72
3Leawood35070270,77
4Valley Center737060,81
5Frontenac340930,88
6Lindsborg324730,92
7Bel Aire809280,99
8Tonganoxie550861,09
9Basehor623971,12
10Emporia24698281,13
11Rose Hill398651,25
12Ellsworth304441,31
13Hesston379151,32
14Mulvane639191,41
15Marysville326851,53
16Derby23842371,55
17Scott City385461,56
18Osawatomie427871,64
19Ulysses5878101,70
20McPherson13211231,74
21Winfield12072221,82
22Augusta9387181,92
23Lenexa543491071,97
24El Dorado12960282,16
25Olathe1391543052,19
26Abilene6315142,22
27Overland Park1938774402,27
28Baxter Springs391992,30
29Larned382892,35
30Beloit369592,44

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Crime Score in All Cities in Kansas 2020

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at our full list of Kansas cities.

It is obvious that 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

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Havensville15500,00
2Walton23500,00
3Bronson31000,00
4Colony40900,00
5Alta Vista41900,00
6Argonia47900,00
7Moran51100,00
8Little River52400,00
9Mound City68000,00
10Bucklin79200,00
11Mount Hope80400,00
12Lake Quivira93900,00
13Montezuma94300,00
14St. George102800,00
15Hoxie119400,00
16Auburn122100,00
17Carbondale135700,00
18Meade161000,00
19Oswego170300,00
20Humboldt178300,00
21Sabetha256900,00
22Clearwater252910,40
23Sterling221410,45
24Osage City277720,72
25St. Francis130110,77
26Atwood119610,84
27Westwood227620,88
28Caney200021,00
29Minneapolis194921,03
30Hillsboro282931,06
31Horton168721,19
32Cheney218031,38
33Belleville188531,59
34Plainville183231,64
35Oberlin173031,73
36Norton276051,81
37Belle Plaine156831,91
38Council Grove203041,97
39Herington230552,17
40Benton87222,29
41Sedgwick166142,41
42Peabody111132,70
43Hoisington253972,76
44Wellsville180352,77
45Grandview Plaza162753,07
46Elkhart182563,29
47Anthony211573,31
48Neodesha229283,49
49Burlington253793,55
50Ellinwood199284,02
51Cherryvale215494,18
52Galena2871124,18
53Seneca2044104,89

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Hugoton381620,52
2Paola557440,72
3Valley Center737060,81
4Frontenac340930,88
5Lindsborg324730,92
6Bel Aire809280,99
7Tonganoxie550861,09
8Basehor623971,12
9Rose Hill398651,25
10Ellsworth304441,31
11Hesston379151,32
12Mulvane639191,41
13Marysville326851,53
14Scott City385461,56
15Osawatomie427871,64
16Ulysses5878101,70
17Augusta9387181,92
18Abilene6315142,22
19Baxter Springs391992,30
20Larned382892,35
21Beloit369592,44
22Maize4735122,53
23Garnett323192,79
24Edwardsville4505132,89
25Park City7785243,08
26Concordia5059163,16
27Columbus3066103,26
28Holton3258123,68
29Wamego4748194,00
30Hiawatha3132134,15
31Pratt6737284,16
32Fort Scott7779374,76
33Clay Center3930194,83
34Russell4454255,61
35Lyons3540215,93
36Coffeyville9375576,08
37Iola5306336,22
38Independence8629627,19
39Parsons9664919,42

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Emporia24698281,13
2Derby23842371,55
3McPherson13211231,74
4Winfield12072221,82
5El Dorado12960282,16
6Lansing12043302,49
7Gardner21945562,55
8Dodge City27756903,24
9Haysville11343464,06
10Atchison10589434,06
11Arkansas City11791504,24
12Garden City269021234,57
13Ottawa12300635,12
14Newton188301316,96
15Great Bend152511127,34

Over 30,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Leawood35070270,77
2Lenexa543491071,97
3Olathe1391543052,19
4Overland Park1938774402,27
5Shawnee659831652,50
6Hutchinson405731664,09
7Topeka1263997666,06
8Leavenworth363313459,50
9Wichita391726462211,80

How safe do you feel?

Is your city safe enough? Are you worried because of the crime rate in your town? Do you have any thoughts on safety levels in the country?

If you want to share anything, feel free to leave a comment. That way, you can help us understand your perspective better.

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