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Safest Cities In Kansas 2021

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score64
  • Fort Riley, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,617
78
  • Basehor, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,167
75
  • Derby, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,847
  • Derby, Kansas is a fun and accessible bedroom community of the bustling metropolitan area of Wichita. Offering great schools and an inclusive community vibe, Derby is an ideal place to raise a family. I…[read more]
73
  • Valley Center, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,420
  • I live in Wichita, but work from time to time as a substitute teacher in Valley Center. The Valley Center School district was my favorite to sub at. The teachers, staff, and administration were always…[read more]
85
  • Leawood, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,763
  • I've lived in Leawood Kansas there's no reason to live here anymore, unamerican values and unreal high cost of living and droped the ball on biden's win…[read more]
78
  • Gardner, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,667
  • I'm living in Gardner, KS, which is located approximately 30 to 45 minutes outside of Kansas City. I feel like I'm living in the perfect blend of small town meets big city. The people here are extremely…[read more]
93
  • Prairie Village, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,824
  • My $2500 a month rental house may seem like a lot to some of you, but it is worth it to live in this affluent, absolutely gorgeous, part of Kansas. I'm happily living in Prairie Village, which is a…[read more]
83
  • Shawnee, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 64,444
  • When someone hears "Kansas," they think of the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy, and tornadoes. It can't be farther from the truth! I lived in Shawnee, Kansas for five years. Located in the heart of Johnson County,…[read more]
73
  • Ottawa, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,433
  • Ottawa, Kansas boasts the ideal of mix small-town spirit and urban convenience. Located just 20 minutes from Lawrence and 30 minutes from Kansas City, Ottawa offers a myriad of job opportunities in a…[read more]
87
  • Lenexa, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,206
  • I love Kansas City!! The cool thing about lenexa/ shawnee area is : excellent highway access (4 ramps near me it’s great). I70, 435, i35, k7 etc . Look on a map!!! If you live in Lenexa you can work…[read more]
70
  • Bel Aire, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,214
  • I have lived here a little over a month and want to leave. The water department charges you an outrageous amount for water. There is NO water pressure, only running at 38 pounds. They do not have a good…[read more]
72
  • Eudora, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,116
71
  • Abilene, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,598
86
  • Olathe, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 132,787
  • I was excited about my trip to Olathe due to the fact that I love the outdoors, so Passport To Adventure was a great experience for me. For those not familiar with Passport To Adventure, it is a neat way…[read more]
68
  • Lansing, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,706
  • The weather is always great for a barbecue living in Lansing Kansas. It is great to be able to hang out and grill with neighbors. The small-town atmosphere and friendly people have shown a lot of love to…[read more]
69
  • Ulysses, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,768
67
  • Paola, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,583
72
  • McPherson, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,212
  • A sleepy little town in rural Kansas, McPherson is an ideal place to raise a family. I love living in McPherson because of the unparalleled community spirit and the small-town atmosphere. The economy of…[read more]
79
  • Emporia, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,707
  • The best area in Emporia, KS is near the Emporia Country Club off 18th Avenue, which is where I live. There are, however, a lot of lower income neighborhoods here as a significant number of the…[read more]
79
  • Colby, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,460
70
  • De Soto, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,982
85
  • Overland Park, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 183,775
  • Look, most of the negative reviews are probably coming from people who have had a silver spoon in their mouths since they were babes. Compared to where I’ve lived before, this place is Heaven to me. No…[read more]
68
  • Park City, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,273
68
  • Mulvane, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,461
81
  • Hays, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,073
  • I ended up moving to Hays in my 20's when I was appointed as a professor at Fort Hays State University. I have to admit it was a bit of a shock for me as I had been born and raised in New York. Things…[read more]
77
  • Pratt, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,879
72
  • Andover, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,477
  • if your white, thank god you can move here and not be a minority. ...if youre not white? why not choose to live literally anywhere else in America where you will be the majority and with your…[read more]
82
  • Roeland Park, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,816
70
  • Bonner Springs, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,567
67
  • El Dorado, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,102
  • Life in El Dorado, Kansas is slow and easy, ideal for growing families and those looking for a quieter pace of life. Located on the banks of the Walnut River, the town is best known for its recreational…[read more]
69
  • Spring Hill, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,863
82
  • Mission, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,490
69
  • Pittsburg, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,399
  • As a young adult, I loved living in Pittsburg, Kansas! This tight-knit community in southwest rural Kansas is a slice of homegrown Americana. The best part about living in this town are the people who…[read more]
67
  • Winfield, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,283
  • I'm living in Winfield Kansas not far from my Southwestern College campus. I like where I live because I can do everything that I need to do right here in one place. I grew up here and actually attended…[read more]
78
  • Manhattan, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 55,909
  • When I moved to Manhattan, Kansas about five years ago, I thought that it would be peaceful and relaxing. While there are some things about the city that are relaxing, there is a lot of hustle and bustle…[read more]
74
  • Lawrence, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 92,611
  • Lawrence has a variety of offerings for people of (almost) any age. From a wide-ranging selection of live music available for listening/ dance pleasure to symphony/ theater/ ballet venues, there's…[read more]
64
  • Fort Scott, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,852
67
  • Haysville, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,393
  • Haysville, Kansas is one of the best areas in the state, if not the entire country, whether you're settling in or just stopping in for a visit. It doesn't matter if you've been living in Haysville all…[read more]
62
  • Atchison, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,798
  • Amenities? very few. There is hardly anywhere to shop, most folks have to drive to St. Joseph to shop. Downtown is a pit, mostly specialty shops. Atchison is isolated, no public transportation in or out…[read more]
66
  • Wellington, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,950
66
  • Augusta, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,262
  • When I was transferred to Wichita back in 1985 . After much searching we chose Augusta (15 miles away) to make place our home for the following reasons....Theater downtown and a drive-in Theaterplaces to…[read more]
71
  • Garden City, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,916
71
  • Hutchinson, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,661
  • I moved to Hutchinson, KS about 10 years ago from the busy city of Charlotte, NC. This was one of the moves that I dreaded making, and I had to force myself to enjoy the city. Now, I see that there is a…[read more]
68
  • Dodge City, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,875
  • I had a great experience while living in Dodge City Kansas. The town is widely identified as the cowboy capital of the world. Long ago in 1800, it was known for historical frontiersmen like Bat Masterson…[read more]
64
  • Newton, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,103
  • If you don't have a Vehicle do not plan to go far, Newton has one cab Service that closes after 4pm with no transportation possibilities when the 2:45 Amtrak comes in at night. After the Amtrak station…[read more]
66
  • Iola, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,560
65
  • Chanute, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,216
  • First I will say, I don't' know where the numbers were calculated from to come up with the initial index for the cities, but as far as Chanute, Kansas goes, they are Way Off. Chanute is becoming the…[read more]
72
  • Merriam, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,248
  • If you ever find yourself anywhere near Merriam, Kansas the best advice I can give you is to turn around and drive away as quickly as you can in the other direction. It's embarrassing to me to admit that…[read more]
71
  • Salina, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 47,676
  • I lived in Salina, KS for about 3 years. I found a lot of things here to do with my family. I did not have one bad experience while living there for my whole three years. I would eventually love to go…[read more]
64
  • Great Bend, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,741
  • Located in the Central Kansas plains, Great Bend is the epitome of a small Midwestern town. I love living in Great Bend, Kansas because of the unmatched sense of community spirit. This close-knit town…[read more]

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in Kansas. Finding the safest places to live in Kansas can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in Kansas with a population over 5,000.

The Kansas cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in Kansas? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

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