Wichita, KS Crime


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Wichita, KS is unfortunately plagued with high crime rates when compared to the US average. Violent crime in Wichita is nearly double the national average, standing at 48.4 compared to 22.7. Property crime is even worse, with 73.6 in Wichita compared to only 35.4 nationally. This means that citizens of Wichita are far more likely to be victims of both property and violent crimes than elsewhere in the United States.

Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime)

Wichita violent crime is 48.4. (The US average is 22.7)
Wichita property crime is 73.6. (The US average is 35.4)

NOTE: Click on the links below to see charts for each crime category.
 Violent Crimes  - Murder  Rape  Robbery  Assault
 Property Crimes  - Burglary  Larceny  Auto Theft
Wichita, KS Crime History
*Closest City
Year Violent Murder Rape Robbery Assault Property Burglary Larceny Auto
2000612.29.151.8175376.35762.81105.34164.1493.4
2001707.94.9532154356111.91281.44333.2497.3
2002680.85.859.8228.9386.46249.61282.14463.2504.3
2003625.35.160.7156.1403.55480.71074.14011395.6
20048088.165.4175.8558.76065.51103.44464.3497.8
2006928.77.367.2145.5708.85473.81063.33857.6552.9
200794511.475.1155.5703.1579312163980.8596.2
2008852.48.376.7132.9634.65525.11124.43887.7513
2009882.76.869.1143.3663.45330.61100.33777.1453.2
2010802.94.265.3127.6605.848401125.33309.3405.4
2011766.66.561.9127.35715056.21040.83521.3494
2012742.5659128.1549.45452.81014.23967.6471
20137933.963.1121.1604.95382.31017.63851.4513.3
2015984.86.989.5188700.35041.2892.73623.9524.6
20161056.77.978.9166.6803.353829183905559
20171022.38.997.7153.2762.55535.68394063.1633.6
20181179.99.796.5146927.756198714040.1707.9
20191141994.1118.2919.85321.7686.34044.6590.9

   Crime in Nearby Cities
City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Eastborough, KS0.0391.181542016
Bel Aire, KS133.31,526.96,55282019
Kechi, KS0.0728.81,74082011
Park City, KS231.41,889.77,53582019
Haysville, KS405.52,494.99,58782018
   Crime in Similar Size Cities
City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Tulsa, OK986.85,311.4394,4981342019
Kansas City, MO1,431.43,855.9478,3641812019
Lincoln, NE383.02,750.7271,2082182019
Omaha, NE612.83,643.9417,9702572019
Plano, TX147.81,683.1288,2423222019

   Visualize the relationship between violent and property crime in similar size cities.

   Crime by Location

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Grew up there in the 80s and moving back. It's very true about the feel-good blue skies and the friendliness of the communities. Wichita is perfect for those who want  More

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My comparison is to living in AZ, CO, NE & WY. Wichita is a nice city with a lot to do. It has history, art, live music, breweries, plenty of biking and walking trails.  More

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Over 4 years ago

I lived in Wichita for several years and it was a great place to live, low crime for such a large city. Very diverse, lots to do, plenty of jobs and beautiful  More

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