Compared to the other cities in Kansas and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Emporia, KS? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Emporia, KS has been ranked safer than 41% of other cities in the state of Kansas. In addition, Emporia, KS is safer than 41% 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 Emporia, KS. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Emporia, KS is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.