Kansas’s
Safest Cities

2019

There’s a lot more to Kansas than just The Wizard of Oz! Sitting at the exact center of the United States, Kansas has the longest grain elevator, the longest railroad bridge, and even a concrete version of the Garden of Eden! It’s also the first state to have a Pizza Hut, opened in Wichita in 1958, first Icee drink at a Dairy Queen in Coffeyville plus the first Payless Shoe Store! With cities such as Wichita, Manhattan, Lawrence, Topeka and Kansas City in addition to tons of farmland, Kansas offers a wide variety of experiences whether you’re more of a city or a country person. In fact, Kansas is one of the four states that you can stand in at the exact same time, along with Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa, an area known as the 4-state lookout. Look out, Kansas, here I come!

What are some must-do activities in Kansas? I’m glad you asked.

  • Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve- Located in Kansas’ Flint Hills region, this 11,000 acre preserve is a great place to hike and view historic buildings.
  • Botanica- Located in Wichita, these gardens sit on a sprawling 17.6 acres and even include a butterfly house
  • Old Cowtown Museum- Ever wondered what Kansas was like in the late 19th century? This museum recreates life in Wichita with farm animals, document archives, and beautiful views of the Arkansas River.

But if you want to stay safe in Kansas, then you’ve come to the right place. The safest city in Kansas is Bel Aire, and no, I’m not talking about the Fresh Prince! A suburb of Wichita, Bel Aire has a high median income of $77,242, which might explain why their crime rates are so low. In fact, there were only 1.66 violent crimes and 7.03 property crimes per 1,000 people! Pretty impressive.

4.13

This statistic shows the number of violent crimes per 1,000 people in the past year. Violent crimes include forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, as defined by the FBI. 

2.693
This statistic shows how many motor vehicles were stolen per 1,000 of the city’s inhabitants. Across the United States, the rate was 238.8 per every 100,000 inhabitants, according to the FBI.
28.009

Finally, this number shows how many property crimes were committed in the past year per every 1,000 of the city’s residents. Property crimes include burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson and larceny-theft.

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To learn about our methodology, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Otherwise, sit back and relax as you learn about the safest cities in Kansas.

1
Bel Aire, Kansas
Bel Aire
Safety Score: 86.19

Bel Aire, KS

Population 7,819
Median Income 77,242
Households 2,834
Violent Crime 1.66
Violent Crime +0.87
Property Crimes 7.03
Property Crime -0.63

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Eudora, Kansas
Eudora
Safety Score: 84.93

Eudora, KS

Population 6,417
Median Income 72,477
Households 2,059
Violent Crime 2.49
Violent Crime NAN
Property Crimes 8.1
Property Crime NAN

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Tonganoxie, Kansas
Tonganoxie
Safety Score: 83.6

Tonganoxie, KS

Population 5,379
Median Income 66,705
Households 1,914
Violent Crime 2.23
Violent Crime +0.34
Property Crimes 10.6
Property Crime -8.29

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Leawood, Kansas
Leawood
Safety Score: 83.08

Leawood, KS

Population 35,029
Median Income 151,446
Households 12,680
Violent Crime 0.88
Violent Crime +0.03
Property Crimes 12.53
Property Crime 1.26

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Lansing, Kansas
Lansing
Safety Score: 82.56

Lansing, KS

Population 11,941
Median Income 84,183
Households 3,322
Violent Crime 2.34
Violent Crime +0.57
Property Crimes 11.31
Property Crime 0.77

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Valley Center, Kansas
Valley Cent.
Safety Score: 81.83

Valley Center, KS

Population 7,431
Median Income 107,500
Households 40
Violent Crime 1.48
Violent Crime -0.3
Property Crimes 14
Property Crime 0.03

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Abilene, Kansas
Abilene
Safety Score: 81.5

Abilene, KS

Population 6,407
Median Income 47,731
Households 2,796
Violent Crime 1.09
Violent Crime -0.14
Property Crimes 14.83
Property Crime -4.55

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Gardner, Kansas
Gardner
Safety Score: 80.91

Gardner, KS

Population 21,449
Median Income 71,945
Households 7,173
Violent Crime 1.91
Violent Crime NAN
Property Crimes 14.22
Property Crime NAN

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Olathe, Kansas
Olathe
Safety Score: 80.86

Olathe, KS

Population 137,070
Median Income 82,649
Households 46,526
Violent Crime 1.86
Violent Crime +0.23
Property Crimes 14.28
Property Crime -1.36

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Basehor, Kansas
Basehor
Safety Score: 79.89

Basehor, KS

Population 5,835
Median Income 77,755
Households 1,835
Violent Crime 0.69
Violent Crime -0.39
Property Crimes 17.65
Property Crime 6.86

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Liberal, Kansas
Liberal
Safety Score: 79.48

Liberal, KS

Population 20,317
Median Income 47,459
Households 6,826
Violent Crime 3.25
Violent Crime NAN
Property Crimes 14.52
Property Crime NAN

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Shawnee, Kansas
Shawnee
Safety Score: 79.37

Shawnee, KS

Population 65,683
Median Income 28,000
Households 184
Violent Crime 1.78
Violent Crime -0.25
Property Crimes 16.61
Property Crime -1.3

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Lenexa, Kansas
Lenexa
Safety Score: 78.9

Lenexa, KS

Population 53,717
Median Income 81,173
Households 20,694
Violent Crime 1.68
Violent Crime +0.37
Property Crimes 17.46
Property Crime 0.21

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Overland Park, Kansas
Overland Pa.
Safety Score: 78.89

Overland Park, KS

Population 191,566
Median Income 78,217
Households 76,621
Violent Crime 2.08
Violent Crime +0.09
Property Crimes 16.87
Property Crime 2.05

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Derby, Kansas
Derby
Safety Score: 77.09

Derby, KS

Population 23,821
Median Income 70,678
Households 9,103
Violent Crime 1.18
Violent Crime +0.25
Property Crimes 20.99
Property Crime -1.74

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Andover, Kansas
Andover
Safety Score: 75.74

Andover, KS

Population 13,183
Median Income 85,655
Households 4,451
Violent Crime 1.37
Violent Crime +0.21
Property Crimes 22.38
Property Crime 6.61

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El Dorado, Kansas
El Dorado
Safety Score: 74.17

El Dorado, KS

Population 13,125
Median Income 42,661
Households 5,446
Violent Crime 2.13
Violent Crime +0.35
Property Crimes 23.85
Property Crime -2.94

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Park City, Kansas
Park City
Safety Score: 72.95

Park City, KS

Population 7,678
Median Income 61,788
Households 2,637
Violent Crime 3.78
Violent Crime +1.95
Property Crimes 23.57
Property Crime -4.07

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Hays, Kansas
Hays
Safety Score: 72.75

Hays, KS

Population 21,110
Median Income 45,502
Households 8,491
Violent Crime 3.08
Violent Crime -0.08
Property Crimes 24.49
Property Crime 3.6

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Junction City, Kansas
Junction Ci.
Safety Score: 72.45

Junction City, KS

Population 24,240
Median Income 47,217
Households 9,383
Violent Crime 7.51
Violent Crime +0.45
Property Crimes 19.27
Property Crime -1.43

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Paola, Kansas
Paola
Safety Score: 71.4

Paola, KS

Population 5,560
Median Income 46,974
Households 2,320
Violent Crime 3.24
Violent Crime -0.03
Property Crimes 26.8
Property Crime -4.24

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Colby, Kansas
Colby
Safety Score: 71.19

Colby, KS

Population 5,420
Median Income 47,946
Households 2,242
Violent Crime 1.48
Violent Crime +0.56
Property Crimes 28.78
Property Crime 7.55

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Emporia, Kansas
Emporia
Safety Score: 71.1

Emporia, KS

Population 24,804
Median Income 37,676
Households 9,986
Violent Crime 1.89
Violent Crime +0.47
Property Crimes 28.26
Property Crime 4.89

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McPherson, Kansas
McPherson
Safety Score: 69.78

McPherson, KS

Population 13,169
Median Income 53,503
Households 5,596
Violent Crime 2.05
Violent Crime NAN
Property Crimes 30.37
Property Crime NAN

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Concordia, Kansas
Concordia
Safety Score: 68.83

Concordia, KS

Population 5,144
Median Income 41,089
Households 2,139
Violent Crime 2.92
Violent Crime -1.13
Property Crimes 30.52
Property Crime 30.52

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Mulvane, Kansas
Mulvane
Safety Score: 68.3

Mulvane, KS

Population 6,343
Median Income 64,715
Households 2,162
Violent Crime 1.1
Violent Crime +0.15
Property Crimes 33.9
Property Crime 8.85

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Garden City, Kansas
Garden City
Safety Score: 68.14

Garden City, KS

Population 26,728
Median Income 50,298
Households 9,174
Violent Crime 6.29
Violent Crime +1.15
Property Crimes 27.39
Property Crime -3.57

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Winfield, Kansas
Winfield
Safety Score: 67.01

Winfield, KS

Population 12,274
Median Income 46,371
Households 4,274
Violent Crime 1.87
Violent Crime -1.25
Property Crimes 34.14
Property Crime 1.78

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Dodge City, Kansas
Dodge City
Safety Score: 66.95

Dodge City, KS

Population 27,447
Median Income 46,770
Households 8,861
Violent Crime 4.55
Violent Crime +1.01
Property Crimes 30.6
Property Crime -0.44

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Haysville, Kansas
Haysville
Safety Score: 66.19

Haysville, KS

Population 11,314
Median Income 52,353
Households 4,116
Violent Crime 3.8
Violent Crime +2.21
Property Crimes 32.79
Property Crime 6.66

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Atchison, Kansas
Atchison
Safety Score: 65.38

Atchison, KS

Population 10,628
Median Income 41,268
Households 3,598
Violent Crime 3.48
Violent Crime -0.09
Property Crimes 34.63
Property Crime -1.13

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Augusta, Kansas
Augusta
Safety Score: 64.56

Augusta, KS

Population 9,329
Median Income 47,993
Households 3,517
Violent Crime 2.04
Violent Crime -1.08
Property Crimes 38.05
Property Crime 10.75

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Salina, Kansas
Salina
Safety Score: 62.28

Salina, KS

Population 47,251
Median Income 47,103
Households 19,453
Violent Crime 4.25
Violent Crime -0.04
Property Crimes 37.21
Property Crime -1.01

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Newton, Kansas
Newton
Safety Score: 61.77

Newton, KS

Population 19,095
Median Income 49,874
Households 7,650
Violent Crime 6.34
Violent Crime +1.19
Property Crimes 35.77
Property Crime 3.99

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Leavenworth, Kansas
Leavenworth
Safety Score: 61.65

Leavenworth, KS

Population 36,284
Median Income 58,989
Households 12,472
Violent Crime 7.11
Violent Crime +0.63
Property Crimes 35.08
Property Crime 35.08

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Fort Scott, Kansas
Fort Scott
Safety Score: 61.53

Fort Scott, KS

Population 7,725
Median Income 31,542
Households 3,108
Violent Crime 4.53
Violent Crime -0.86
Property Crimes 38.96
Property Crime -1.59

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Great Bend, Kansas
Great Bend
Safety Score: 56.94

Great Bend, KS

Population 15,459
Median Income 42,130
Households 6,568
Violent Crime 5.3
Violent Crime +1.47
Property Crimes 43.79
Property Crime 5.41

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Pittsburg, Kansas
Pittsburg
Safety Score: 55.42

Pittsburg, KS

Population 20,384
Median Income 31,948
Households 7,819
Violent Crime 4.42
Violent Crime NAN
Property Crimes 47.49
Property Crime NAN

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Arkansas City, Kansas
Arkansas Ci.
Safety Score: 54.18

Arkansas City, KS

Population 12,009
Median Income 38,958
Households 4,825
Violent Crime 5.25
Violent Crime +0.45
Property Crimes 48.46
Property Crime 12.13

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Hutchinson, Kansas
Hutchinson
Safety Score: 54.07

Hutchinson, KS

Population 41,160
Median Income 45,514
Households 16,487
Violent Crime 5.83
Violent Crime NAN
Property Crimes 47.16
Property Crime NAN

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Parsons, Kansas
Parsons
Safety Score: 53.97

Parsons, KS

Population 9,815
Median Income 40,457
Households 4,002
Violent Crime 7.85
Violent Crime +0.66
Property Crimes 45.03
Property Crime -1.89

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Coffeyville, Kansas
Coffeyville
Safety Score: 53.77

Coffeyville, KS

Population 9,423
Median Income 36,080
Households 3,862
Violent Crime 5.09
Violent Crime -3.6
Property Crimes 48.82
Property Crime 48.82

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Topeka, Kansas
Topeka
Safety Score: 51.6

Topeka, KS

Population 126,624
Median Income 46,087
Households 53,220
Violent Crime 6.14
Violent Crime +0.55
Property Crimes 51.29
Property Crime -4.92

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Iola, Kansas
Iola
Safety Score: 51.02

Iola, KS

Population 5,413
Median Income 35,560
Households 2,326
Violent Crime 6.1
Violent Crime +0.02
Property Crimes 51.91
Property Crime 0.85

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Wellington, Kansas
Wellington
Safety Score: 50.04

Wellington, KS

Population 7,845
Median Income 42,350
Households 3,158
Violent Crime 3.31
Violent Crime +1.8
Property Crimes 56.6
Property Crime 56.6

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Merriam, Kansas
Merriam
Safety Score: 48.48

Merriam, KS

Population 11,278
Median Income 57,109
Households 5,132
Violent Crime 3.72
Violent Crime -0.78
Property Crimes 59.94
Property Crime 10.99

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Wichita, Kansas
Wichita
Safety Score: 44.86

Wichita, KS

Population 391,084
Median Income 48,982
Households 151,665
Violent Crime 10.22
Violent Crime -0.35
Property Crimes 55.36
Property Crime 1.54

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Independence, Kansas
Independenc.
Safety Score: 38.79

Independence, KS

Population 8,692
Median Income 46,250
Households 105
Violent Crime 6.9
Violent Crime +0.35
Property Crimes 66.38
Property Crime 9.38

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How Did We Determine the Safest Cities?

Of course, this isn’t just the safest cities according to personal opinion. Rather, we used the FBI’s 2017 and 2016 Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) data to choose our top picks, based on factors like:

  • Murder rate
  • Rape rate
  • Robbery Rate
  • Assault rate
  • Burglary rate
  • Theft rate
  • Vehicle theft rate
  • Arson rates
  • Median Income

For each city, we’ll provide the most important information that you need to know, such as the city’s population, violent and property crime rates and trends, median income, average household income, and an overall safety score and ranking. Plus, we’ll show you all the specific numbers for the above rates, in addition to larceny theft rates and the total number of civilians working in law offices.

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