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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 peopleOverland Park/100k peopleKansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,145n/a (estimate)2,6172,4072,324
Violent crime437n/a (estimate)222415370
Vehicle theft576n/a292.9230.2282.7
Property crime4,708n/a (estimate)2,3941,9921,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Overland Park, KS

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Overland Park is 12.6% higher than the national average. Specifically, there were 437 violent crimes reported in Overland Park, equivalent to 222 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 39.9%. Additionally, Overland Park recorded 4708 property crimes, amounting to 2394 per 100,000 people, higher than the national average by 22.5%.

When assessing the total crime rate in Overland Park per 100,000 people, it stands in the median range among all cities with reported crime data. Our analysis of total incidents, encompassing both violent and property crimes within Overland Park, underscores the close alignment of reported crime rates with the national average as reported by other areas.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Overland Park?

AreaVibes surveyed 59 local residents in Overland Park to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 78% of people answered that there was very little crime in Overland Park and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 22% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Overland Park a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Overland Park is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Overland Park has an overall crime rate that is 13% higher than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 14.1 daily occurrences, comprising 1.2 violent crimes and 12.9 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Overland Park as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Overland Park Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Overland Park. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Overland Park has increased by 7%. Specifically, violent crime has decreased by 7.2%, while property crime has increased by 8.5%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Overland Park.

Potential Causes for Crime in Overland Park

Overland Park has a population density of 2572.6 people per square mile, while with the national average is 90.6 people per square mile. Cities characterized by high population density are frequently larger urban centers offering diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality may be accentuated, resulting in the coexistence of poverty and affluence. Such economic disparities can contribute to elevated property crimes and on occasion, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density generally record lower Overland Park crime rates.

In Overland Park, 95.2% of residents have graduated from high school, whereas the national average stands at 83%. The educational makeup of a community can exert a significant influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of educational attainment are associated with reduced crime rates, as they furnish individuals with improved employment prospects and viable alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, communities characterized by lower educational achievement often grapple with higher crime rates, as limited opportunities may drive individuals towards criminal behavior.

Elevated rental costs can generate economic strain for both individuals and families, particularly those with restricted financial means. When a substantial proportion of one's income is allocated to housing costs, it often leaves limited resources for fulfilling other crucial necessities such as groceries, healthcare and education. This financial pressure can fuel desperation, potentially prompting individuals to resort to criminal actions, including theft or fraud, as a means of coping with their financial hardships. In Overland Park, the average monthly rent stands at $1,200, while the national average is $949 per month.

Overland Park crime map

The Overland Park crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Overland Park 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 Overland Park crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Overland Park 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

      • Overland Park crime rates are 13% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Overland Park are 40% lower than the national average
      • In Overland Park you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Overland Park is safer than 39% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Overland Park has increased by 9%

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        Daily Crime In Overland Park (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Overland Park, KS per 100,000 people. In Overland Park, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.09 times more than the Kansas average and 1.13 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Overland Park is 1.87 times less than the Kansas average and 1.66 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Overland Park has a daily crime rate that is 1.20 times more than the Kansas average and 1.23 times more than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is Overland Park (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in Kansas and all other cities across the US, is Overland Park safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Overland Park is safer than 48% of other cities in the state of Kansas. In addition, Overland Park is safer than 39% 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 Overland Park. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Overland Park is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Overland Park

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Overland Park is 1 in 450
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Overland Park is 1 in 42
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Overland Park is 1 in 39
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Overland Park, Kansas? If you reside in Overland Park, then there is a 1 in 450 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 42. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 39 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Overland Park.

        Year Over Year Crime In Overland Park (per 100,000 people)

        A good indicator of whether Overland Park 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 Overland Park has decreased by 6%, while the property crime rate in Overland Park has increased by 10% year over year. The number of total crimes in Overland Park has increased by 9% year over year.

        Overland Park police department

        Item Overland Park Kansas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3085,262558,732
        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.

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        Basehor, KS6,225119649769
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        Overland Park, KS193,4122222,3942,617

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        Overland Park, KS193,4122222,3942,617
        Source: The Overland Park, 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.