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Total crime 78%
Violent crime 44%
Property crime 85%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleShawnee/100k peopleKansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime356n/a (estimate)5372,7252,489
Murder1n/a1.53.65.0
Rape7n/a10.648.642.6
Robbery10n/a15.144.481.6
Assault123n/a185.5314.2250.2
Violent crime141n/a (estimate)213411379
Burglary96n/a144.8342.7340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,721.91,549.5
Vehicle theft119n/a179.5249.9219.9
Property crime215n/a (estimate)3242,3152,110

Key findings

  • Shawnee crime rates are 78% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Shawnee are 44% lower than the national average
  • In Shawnee you have a 1 in 187 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Shawnee is safer than 63% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Shawnee has decreased by 71%

Shawnee crime map

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The Shawnee crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Shawnee 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 Shawnee crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Shawnee (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Shawnee on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Kansas and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Shawnee (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Kansas, are 5.08 times less than the state average and 4.64 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Shawnee on a daily basis are 1.93 times less than than Kansas average and 1.78 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Shawnee are 7.14 times less than the daily state average and 6.51 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Shawnee (higher is better)

      How safe is Shawnee, Kansas compared to other cities in Kansas and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Shawnee is safer than 62% of the cities in Kansas and 63% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Kansas and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Shawnee. Overall, Shawnee is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Shawnee

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Shawnee is 1 in 471
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Shawnee is 1 in 309
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Shawnee is 1 in 187
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Shawnee, Kansas? If you reside in Shawnee, then there is a 1 in 471 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 309. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 187 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Shawnee.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Shawnee, KS is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Shawnee has decreased by 15%, while the property crime rate in Shawnee has decreased by 80% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Shawnee has decreased by 71% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Shawnee police department

      ItemShawneeKansasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1115,262558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.72.53.3
      There are a total of 111 Shawnee police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29.4% less than the Kansas average and 46.3% 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
      Platte Woods, MO430000
      Lake Waukomis, MO9731070107
      Westwood, KS1,74761345406
      Lake Quivira, KS9870425425
      Weatherby Lake, MO1,90069370440
      Fairway, KS3,96478441519
      Basehor, KS5,16716857873
      Shawnee, KS64,444213324537

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      East Orange, NJ64,6214281,3931,821
      Conway, AR64,1844812,7363,217
      Daytona Beach, FL64,1051,1374,0575,194
      Ames, IA64,0731981,7161,914
      Skokie, IL64,8732382,9643,202
      Shawnee, KS64,444213324537
      Source: The Shawnee, KS crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.