Reported Annual Crime In Ottawa

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOttawa/100k peopleKansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime262n/a (estimate)2,1233,1102,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOttawa/100k peopleKansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.44.9
Rape6n/a48.655.538.6
Robbery3n/a24.362.4101.9
Assault17n/a137.8267.6237.8
Violent crime26n/a (estimate)211390373
Burglary41n/a332.2527.6491.4
Theft178n/a1,442.31,953.51,775.4
Vehicle theft17n/a137.8238.9220.2
Property crime236n/a (estimate)1,9122,7202,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Ottawa, KS is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Ottawa, KS. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Ottawa, KS averages 32% lower than the rest of Kansas while the rate of crime on a national scale is 26% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Ottawa, KS is 46% lower than the average rate of crime in Kansas and 43% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 30% lower than the remainder of the state of Kansas and 23% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Ottawa, KS area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Ottawa is 26% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.82 daily crimes that occur in Ottawa.
  • Ottawa is safer than 51% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Ottawa you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Ottawa has decreased by 36%.

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Daily Crime In Ottawa (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Ottawa, KS for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Kansas as well as those across America as a whole. The Ottawa, KS total amount of daily offenses is 1.46 times less than the Kansas average and 1.35 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Ottawa, KS is 1.85 times less than the Kansas average, and it is 1.77 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Ottawa, KS has a daily crime figure that is 1.42 times less than the Kansas average and 1.30 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Ottawa (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Kansas and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Ottawa, KS? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Ottawa, KS has been ranked safer than 47% of other cities in the state of Kansas. In addition, Ottawa, KS is safer than 51% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Kansas and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Ottawa, KS. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Ottawa, KS is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ottawa

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ottawa is 1 in 475
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ottawa is 1 in 53
The chance of being a victim of crime in Ottawa is 1 in 48
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Ottawa, KS? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Ottawa, KS you have a 1 in 475 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 53 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Ottawa, KS.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Ottawa, KS is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Ottawa, KS has decreased by 20%, while the property crime rate in Ottawa, KS has decreased by 38% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Ottawa, KS has decreased by 36% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Ottawa police department

ItemOttawaKansasNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)315,262556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.42.53.3
There are a total of 31 Ottawa police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 1.3% less than the Kansas average and 25.2% 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
Wellsville, KS1,7860993993
Edgerton, KS1,5731561,0891,245
Baldwin City, KS4,5522391,6661,905
Pomona, KS7614803,3453,824
Rantoul, KS1255013,4913,991
Ottawa, KS12,5482111,9122,123

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Lakeland, TN12,5492331,1181,352
Windsor Locks, CT12,554481,4941,542
Big Bear City, CA12,5635473,3633,910
Gaffney, SC12,5656904,6325,322
Escanaba, MI12,5292513,5753,826
Ottawa, KS12,5482111,9122,123
Source: The Ottawa, 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.