Topeka, KS Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
7,166
Total Crimes
5,702.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
130.26%
Above National Average
151 out of 152
In Kansas
9,469 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Topeka, KS?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Topeka is 5,702.9 per 100,000 people. That's 130.26% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 109.26% higher than the Kansas total crime rate of 2,725.3 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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Topeka SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
8.5
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
8
Commute
9

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Topeka
/ 100k People
Kansas
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 7,166 5,702.9 2,725.3 2,476.7
Murder 13 10.3 3.6 5.0
Robbery 243 193.4 44.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 565 449.6 314.2 250.2
Violent Crime 895 712.3 410.8 366.7
Burglary 905 720.2 342.7 340.5
Larceny 4,404 3,504.8 1,721.9 1,549.5
Car Theft 962 765.6 249.9 219.9
Property Crime 6,271 4,990.6 2,314.5 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Topeka

895.0
Violent Crimes
712.3
Violent Crimes / 100k People
94.24%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 140.4 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Topeka each year. That compares to a 1 in 243.4 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Topeka is 712.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 94.24% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 73.38% higher than the Kansas violent crime rate of 410.8 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Topeka

6,271.0
Property Crimes
4,990.6
Property Crimes / 100k People
136.53%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 20.0 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Topeka each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Topeka is 4,990.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 136.53% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 115.63% higher than the Kansas property crime rate of 2,314.5 per 100,000 people.

Topeka 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 Topeka

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Olathe, KS 141,371 1,894 1,339.7 1,134.6 205.1
Lenexa, KS 56,240 848 1,507.8 1,353.1 154.7
Gardner, KS 22,229 207 931.2 787.3 144.0
Lansing, KS 12,051 93 771.7 506.2 265.5
Basehor, KS 6,418 56 872.5 857.0 15.6
Eudora, KS 6,414 74 1,153.7 951.0 202.7
Carbondale, KS 1,371 29 2,115.2 2,115.2 0.0
Auburn, KS 1,221 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
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