Reported Annual Crime In Topeka

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTopeka/100k peopleKansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime7,859n/a (estimate)6,1803,0762,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTopeka/100k peopleKansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder17n/a13.43.85.3
Rape54n/a42.545.140.4
Robbery248n/a195.057.5102.8
Assault392n/a308.3274.0248.5
Violent crime711n/a (estimate)559380386
Burglary1,114n/a876.0494.1468.9
Theft5,227n/a4,110.41,962.91,745.0
Vehicle theft807n/a634.6238.6236.9
Property crime7,148n/a (estimate)5,6212,6962,451
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Topeka, KS is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 101% higher than the average of crimes committed in Kansas. It is also 118% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Topeka, KS shows a crime rate that is 47% higher than the Kansas average. The crime rate is also 45% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Topeka, KS is shown to be 109% higher than the Kansas average and 129% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Auburn, KS1,322000
Silver Lake, KS1,6921309241,054
Rossville, KS1,0151491,0551,203
Carbondale, KS1,3671771,2571,434
Ozawkie, KS7433932,7903,184
Meriden, KS9404403,1203,559
Wakarusa, KS3984483,1763,624
Topeka, KS127,6605595,6216,180

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Topeka is 118% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 16.93 daily crimes that occur in Topeka.
  • Topeka is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Topeka you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Topeka has increased by 7%.

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Daily Crime In Topeka (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Topeka, KS per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Kansas and on a national level. In Topeka, KS the total number of daily crimes is 2.01 times more than the Kansas average and 2.18 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Topeka, KS is 1.47 times more than the Kansas average and 1.45 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Topeka, KS has a daily crime rate that is 2.09 times more than the Kansas average and 2.29 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Topeka (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Topeka, KS compared to other areas of Kansas, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Topeka, KS safer than 2% when compared to other Kansas cities, and 11% 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 Topeka, KS. At this time, Topeka, KS sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Topeka

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Topeka is 1 in 179
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Topeka is 1 in 18
The chance of being a victim of crime in Topeka is 1 in 17
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Topeka, 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 Topeka, KS, then there is a 1 in 179 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 18. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 17 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Topeka, KS.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Topeka, 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 Topeka, KS has decreased by 1% and the rate of property crime in Topeka, KS has increased by 8%. The total crime rate in Topeka, KS has increased by 7% year to year.

Topeka police department

ItemTopekaKansasNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3535,262556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.72.53.3
There are a total of 353 Topeka police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 10.7% greater than the Kansas average and 16.1% 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
East Los Angeles, CA127,6107124,0854,798
Waco, TX127,7965193,6494,168
Cedar Rapids, IA128,0092953,8264,121
Thousand Oaks, CA128,1261261,2981,425
Elizabeth, NJ126,9648163,2024,019
Topeka, KS127,6605595,6216,180
Source: The Topeka, KS crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.