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Total crime 44%
Violent crime 40%
Property crime 45%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCanton/100k peopleKansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,720 (estimate)3,0732,580
Murdern/an/an/a3.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a53.842.6
Robberyn/an/an/a53.086.2
Assaultn/an/an/a328.3246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)531 (estimate)439381
Burglaryn/an/an/a430.6376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,933.91,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a269.4228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,189 (estimate)2,6342,200

Key findings

  • Canton crime rates are 44% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Canton are 40% higher than the national average
  • In Canton you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Canton is safer than 14% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Canton has decreased by 4%

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The Canton crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Canton as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Canton crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Canton (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Canton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Canton is 1 in 189
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Canton is 1 in 32
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Canton is 1 in 27

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

      Canton police department

      ItemCantonKansasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)15,262558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.32.53.3
      There are a total of 1 Canton police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 46.4% less than the Kansas average and 59.2% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Kansas

      StateTotal offendersKansas /100KNational /100K
      Kansas9,632349266
      There are a total of 9,632 sex offenders in Kansas. This yields a total of 349 sex offenders in Kansas per 100,000 residents which is 31% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      McPherson, KS13,212174159333
      Galva, KS1,0181671,0011,168
      Moundridge, KS1,9051871,1201,307
      Lindsborg, KS3,417921,2321,324
      Hillsboro, KS2,9001061,4141,520
      Goessel, KS6375083,0493,557
      Tampa, KS1106263,7564,382
      Canton, KS8475313,1893,720

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Viborg, SD84701,1721,172
      Woodmere, OH8471801,4001,580
      Somers, MT8473582,3922,750
      Hideout, UT847949611,055
      Mansfield, IL8485172,4722,988
      Canton, KS8475313,1893,720
      Source: The Canton, KS crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.