Wichita, KS Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
26,633
Total Crimes
6,798.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
164.72%
Above National Average

What is the crime rate in Wichita, KS?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Wichita is 6,798.9 per 100,000 people. That's 164.72% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 121.25% higher than the Kansas total crime rate of 3,072.9 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Wichita SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
9
Safety
2
Amenities
9
Education
8
Commute
9

How Does Wichita Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Wichita
/ 100k People
Kansas
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 26,633 6,798.9 3,072.9 2,568.4
Murder 38 9.7 3.9 5.0
Robbery 572 146.0 53.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 3,634 927.7 328.3 246.8
Violent Crime 4,622 1,179.9 439.0 368.9
Burglary 3,412 871.0 430.6 376.0
Larceny 15,826 4,040.1 1,933.9 1,594.6
Car Theft 2,773 707.9 269.4 228.9
Property Crime 22,011 5,619.0 2,633.9 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Wichita

4,622
Violent Crimes
1,179.9
Violent Crimes / 100k People
219.84%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 84.8 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Wichita each year. That compares to a 1 in 227.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Wichita is 1,179.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 219.84% higher than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • 168.76% higher than the Kansas violent crime rate of 439.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Wichita

22,011
Property Crimes
5,619.0
Property Crimes / 100k People
155.47%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 17.8 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Wichita each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Wichita is 5,619.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 155.47% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 113.33% higher than the Kansas property crime rate of 2,633.9 per 100,000 people.

Wichita Crime Compared To Kansas Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Kansas.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Wichita

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Derby, KS 23,842 542 2,273.3 2,118.1 155.2
Haysville, KS 11,343 329 2,900.5 2,494.9 405.5
Bel Aire, KS 8,092 164 2,026.7 1,927.8 98.9
Valley Center, KS 7,370 89 1,207.6 1,126.2 81.4
Mulvane, KS 6,391 172 2,691.3 2,550.5 140.8
Maize, KS 4,735 105 2,217.5 1,964.1 253.4
Rose Hill, KS 3,986 63 1,580.5 1,455.1 125.4
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