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Total crime 257%
Violent crime 258%
Property crime 257%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsSouth Area/100k peopleWichita/100k peopleKansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime26,6339,213 (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 crime4,6221,362 (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 crime22,0117,851 (estimate)5,6192,6342,200

Key findings

  • South Area crime rates are 257% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in South Area are 258% higher than the national average
  • In South Area you have a 1 in 11 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • South Area is safer than 29% of the cities in Kansas
  • Year over year crime in Wichita has increased by 4%

South Area crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In South Area (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South Area

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South Area is 1 in 74
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in South Area is 1 in 13
      The chance of being a victim of crime in South Area is 1 in 11

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

      Wichita police department

      ItemSouth AreaWichitaKansas
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a8215,262
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.12.5

      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
      Belle Plaine, KS1,588191510702
      Kechi, KS2,352132793925
      Colwich, KS1,3051579401,097
      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 South Area, 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.