Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDerby/100k peopleKansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime625n/a (estimate)2,4122,4072,324
Violent crime59n/a (estimate)228415370
Vehicle theft22n/a84.9230.2282.7
Property crime566n/a (estimate)2,1851,9921,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Derby, KS

The Derby crime rates are 3.8% higher than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 59 violent crimes in Derby (228 per 100,000 people), which is 38.4% lower than the national average and there were a total of 566 property crimes (2185 per 100,000 residents) which is 11.8% higher than average.

When evaluating the Derby crime rate for every 100,000 residents, it positions itself in the middle range among all cities that reported crime. Our examination of total offenses, spanning both violent and property crimes, indicates that the reported Derby crime rates closely correspond to the national average reported by other regions.

In the most recent release, Derby reported a property crime rate that closely aligns with the national average. In Derby, there were 2185 reported property crimes, a figure consistent with the national average of 1954 per 100,000 individuals. This positions the area as maintaining a level of safety and security on par with the typical city. The harmonious statistics underscore a balanced commitment to community well-being, offering residents a sense of stability and peace in their surroundings.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Derby?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Derby. Based on the results of the surveys (14 responses), 71% of people felt that there was very little crime in Derby and felt safe walking alone at night. While 29% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Derby a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Derby a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Derby crime rate is 4% higher than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 1.71 crimes per day - 0.16 violent crimes and 1.55 property crimes.

Has Crime in Derby Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Derby has increased by 13.4%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Derby, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has increased by 40.5%, while property crime has increased by 11.2%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Derby is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Derby

The economic prosperity of a city's inhabitants exerts substantial influence on crime stats. Elevated poverty rates and income inequality can precipitate heightened criminal activity, as individuals may turn to illicit means to fulfill their fundamental requirements. While lower poverty rates could lead to lower Derby crime rates. In Derby, the poverty rate stands at 6.4%, diverging from the national average of 15.1%.

In areas where employment options are limited or where a significant proportion of jobs offer meager wages, the likelihood of heightened unemployment and homelessness increases. Regions facing challenges related to unemployment or inadequate income may become more vulnerable to a surge in crime stemming from economic instability. While low unemployment rates tend to lead to reduced crime in most areas. Derby currently has an unemployment rate of 2.9%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. This could be one of many factors that could contribute to a higher or lower crime rate.

High rent costs can create economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When a significant portion of one's income is spent on housing, there may be less money available for other essential needs such as food, healthcare and education. Economic stress can contribute to desperation and potentially lead individuals to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Average rent rates in Derby are $978, compared to a national average of $949 per month.

Derby crime map

The Derby crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Derby as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Derby crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Derby crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Derby crime rates are 4% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Derby are 38% lower than the national average
  • In Derby you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Derby is safer than 40% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Derby has increased by 11%

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        Daily Crime In Derby (per 100,000 people)

        The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Derby, per 100,000 residents. In Derby, the total number of daily crimes is 1.00 times more than the Kansas average and 1.04 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Derby are 1.82 times less than the Kansas average and 1.62 times less than the national average. For property crime, Derby has a daily crime rate that is 1.10 times more than the Kansas average and 1.12 times more than the daily national average.

        How Safe is Derby (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Derby to every other city in Kansas, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Derby safe? The gauges above illustrate that Derby is safer than 49% of every city located within Kansas along with 40% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Kansas and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Derby, KS is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Derby

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Derby is 1 in 440
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Derby is 1 in 46
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Derby is 1 in 42
        Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Derby? In Derby, KS you have a 1 in 440 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 46 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Derby.

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

        A good indicator of whether Derby is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Derby has increased by 38%, while the property crime rate in Derby has increased by 9% year over year. The number of total crimes in Derby has increased by 11% year over year.

        Derby police department

        Item Derby Kansas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)505,262558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.53.3

        Sex offenders in Kansas

        State Total offenders Kansas /100K National /100K
        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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Clearwater, KS2,4370767767
        Eastborough, KS755168805972
        Douglass, KS1,7741858881,074
        Rose Hill, KS4,0861979461,143
        Belle Plaine, KS1,4732019631,164
        Haysville, KS11,2601151,1321,247
        Andover, KS13,6091331,2881,420
        Derby, KS24,4282282,1852,412

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Candler-McAfee, GA24,4195242,4142,937
        Farmington, UT24,4391691,3241,493
        Wilsonville, OR24,4132372,0312,268
        Trotwood, OH24,4105843,2803,864
        Norfolk, NE24,41064802866
        Derby, KS24,4282282,1852,412
        Source: The Derby, KS crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.