Reported Annual Crime In Merriam

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMerriam/100k peopleKansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime649n/a (estimate)5,7173,1102,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMerriam/100k peopleKansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a8.84.44.9
Rape8n/a70.555.538.6
Robbery4n/a35.262.4101.9
Assault31n/a273.1267.6237.8
Violent crime44n/a (estimate)388390373
Burglary77n/a678.3527.6491.4
Theft417n/a3,673.41,953.51,775.4
Vehicle theft111n/a977.8238.9220.2
Property crime605n/a (estimate)5,3292,7202,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Merriam, KS. These figures on reported criminal activity in Merriam, KS, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Merriam, KS is 84% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Kansas, and when compared with the national average, is 100% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Merriam, KS has 1% lower than violent crime rate than Kansas average, while remaining 4% higher than the national average. In property crime, Merriam, KS is 96% higher than the average of Kansas and is 114% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Merriam is 100% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 15.66 daily crimes that occur in Merriam.
  • Merriam is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Merriam you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Merriam has increased by 194%.

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Daily Crime In Merriam (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Merriam, KS per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Kansas and on a national scale. In Merriam, KS the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.84 times more than the Kansas average and 2.00 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Merriam, KS is 1.01 times less than the Kansas average and 1.04 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Merriam, KS has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.96 times more than the Kansas average and 2.14 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Merriam (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Merriam, KS compared to other areas of Kansas, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Merriam, KS safer than 10% when compared to other Kansas cities, and 16% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Kansas, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Merriam, KS. At this time, Merriam, KS sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Merriam

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Merriam is 1 in 258
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Merriam is 1 in 19
The chance of being a victim of crime in Merriam is 1 in 18
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Merriam, KS? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Merriam, KS, then there is a 1 in 258 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 19. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 18 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Merriam, KS.

Year Over Year Crime In Merriam (per 100,000 people)

An ideal indicator of whether Merriam, KS is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Merriam, KS has increased by 90% and the rate of property crime in Merriam, KS has increased by 206%. The total crime rate in Merriam, KS has increased by 194% year to year.

Merriam police department

ItemMerriamKansasNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)335,262556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.92.53.3
There are a total of 33 Merriam police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 18.7% greater than the Kansas average and 10.1% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Kansas

StateTotal offendersKansas /100KNational /100K
Kansas7,716279222
There are a total of 7,716 sex offenders in Kansas. This yields a total of 279 sex offenders in Kansas per 100,000 residents which is 26% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Lake Waukomis, MO9360775775
Mission Hills, KS3,55528856884
Fairway, KS3,946251,0031,028
Prairie Village, KS21,730321,0281,060
Pleasant Valley, MO3,013321,0391,072
Merriam, KS11,1913885,3295,717

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Ridgefield, NJ11,19126388415
Ironton, OH11,1902652,4542,718
North Valley, NM11,1895353,0183,553
Wyandanch, NY11,1874451,8762,321
Peru, IN11,1991913,7073,898
Merriam, KS11,1913885,3295,717
Source: The Merriam, KS crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.