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Total crime 164%
Violent crime 210%
Property crime 155%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWichita/100k peopleKansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime26,633n/a (estimate)6,7993,0732,580
Murder38n/a9.73.95.0
Rape378n/a96.553.842.6
Robbery572n/a146.053.086.2
Assault3,634n/a927.7328.3246.8
Violent crime4,622n/a (estimate)1,180439381
Burglary3,412n/a871.0430.6376.0
Theft15,826n/a4,040.11,933.91,594.6
Vehicle theft2,773n/a707.9269.4228.9
Property crime22,011n/a (estimate)5,6192,6342,200

Key findings

  • Wichita crime rates are 164% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Wichita are 210% higher than the national average
  • In Wichita you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Wichita is safer than 1% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Wichita has increased by 6%

Wichita crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Wichita (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Wichita, KS per 100,000 people. In Wichita, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 2.21 times more than the Kansas average and 2.64 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Wichita is 2.69 times more than the Kansas average and 3.10 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Wichita has a daily crime rate that is 2.13 times more than the Kansas average and 2.55 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Wichita (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Wichita to every other city in Kansas, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Wichita safe? The gauges above illustrate that Wichita is safer than 0% of every city located within Kansas along with 1% 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, Wichita, KS is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wichita

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wichita is 1 in 85
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wichita is 1 in 18
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Wichita is 1 in 15
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Wichita? In Wichita, you have a 1 in 85 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 18. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Wichita, KS is 1 in 15.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Wichita is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Wichita has increased by 12% and the rate of property crime in Wichita has increased by 4%. The total crime rate in Wichita has increased by 6% year to year.

      Wichita police department

      ItemWichitaKansasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8215,262558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.12.53.3
      There are a total of 821 Wichita police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 14.2% less than the Kansas average and 34.7% 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
      Kechi, KS2,352132793925
      Colwich, KS1,3051579401,097
      Valley Center, KS6,420811,1261,208
      Eastborough, KS7421771,0641,242
      Benton, KS9362291,1471,376
      Rose Hill, KS3,9151251,4551,581
      Clearwater, KS2,423401,7401,779
      Wichita, KS388,0331,1805,6196,799

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Cleveland, OH389,1651,4504,4125,861
      Arlington, TX383,8994452,9383,383
      New Orleans, LA382,9221,1634,5575,720
      Tulsa, OK399,9061,0655,4316,496
      Minneapolis, MN404,6707933,9114,704
      Wichita, KS388,0331,1805,6196,799
      Source: The Wichita, KS crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.