Reported Annual Crime In Olathe

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOlathe/100k peopleKansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,213n/a (estimate)1,6153,2142,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOlathe/100k peopleKansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a1.55.55.3
Rape71n/a51.855.941.7
Robbery33n/a24.161.398.0
Assault149n/a108.7290.3248.9
Violent crime255n/a (estimate)186413383
Burglary165n/a120.4478.2430.4
Theft1,641n/a1,197.22,053.31,694.4
Vehicle theft152n/a110.9269.3237.4
Property crime1,958n/a (estimate)1,4282,8012,362

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A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Olathe, KS is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Olathe, KS. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Olathe, KS averages 50% lower than the rest of Kansas while the rate of crime on a national scale is 41% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Olathe, KS is 55% lower than the average rate of crime in Kansas and 51% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 49% lower than the remainder of the state of Kansas and 40% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Olathe, KS area.
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The Olathe crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Olathe 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 Olathe crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Olathe is 41% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.42 daily crimes that occur in Olathe.
  • Olathe is safer than 60% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Olathe you have a 1 in 62 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Olathe has decreased by 4%.

Compare Olathe, KS Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Olathe (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Olathe, KS per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Kansas and on a national level. In Olathe, KS the total number of daily crimes is 1.99 times less than the Kansas average and 1.70 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Olathe, KS is 2.22 times less than the Kansas average and 2.06 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Olathe, KS has a daily crime rate that is 1.96 times less than the Kansas average and 1.65 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Olathe (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Olathe, KS area in comparison to other Kansas communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Olathe, KS being safer than 66% of cities in Kansas and 60% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Kansas cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Olathe, KS. In conclusion, Olathe, KS now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Olathe

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Olathe is 1 in 538
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Olathe is 1 in 71
The chance of being a victim of crime in Olathe is 1 in 62
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Olathe, KS? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Olathe, KS, you have a 1 in 538 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 71. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Olathe, KS is 1 in 62.

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

The year over year crime rate for Olathe, KS is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Olathe, KS has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 42% in Olathe, KS, while property crimes in Olathe, KS have decreased by 8%. Crimes in total for Olathe, KS have decreased by 4% year over year.

Olathe police department

ItemOlatheKansasNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2045,262558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.53.3

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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Mission Hills, KS3,58279534612
Fairway, KS3,96450577627
Wellsville, KS1,9750997997
Cleveland, MO6101498941,043
Eudora, KS6,1162498101,060
Lake Quivira, KS9871671,1321,298
Westwood Hills, KS4141671,1321,298
Olathe, KS132,7871861,4281,615

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Columbia, SC132,5377345,2866,020
Miramar, FL133,7412891,5891,878
Sterling Heights, MI131,6741841,1321,316
West Valley City, UT134,6095824,2374,819
Waco, TX130,6595073,5954,102
Olathe, KS132,7871861,4281,615
Source: The Olathe, KS crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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