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Total crime 195%
Violent crime 208%
Property crime 193%
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.
StatisticReportedincidentsSouthwest/100k peopleWichita/100k peopleKansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime26,6337,617 (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 crime4,6221,173 (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 crime22,0116,444 (estimate)5,6192,6342,200

Key findings

  • Southwest crime rates are 195% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Southwest are 208% higher than the national average
  • In Southwest you have a 1 in 14 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Southwest is safer than 41% of the cities in Kansas
  • Year over year crime in Wichita has increased by 4%

Southwest crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Southwest (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Southwest

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Southwest is 1 in 86
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Southwest is 1 in 16
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Southwest is 1 in 14

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

      Wichita police department

      ItemSouthwestWichitaKansas
      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
      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 Southwest, 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.