Wichita, KS Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
25,210
Total Crimes
6,462.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
160.94%
Above National Average
152 out of 152
In Kansas
9,635 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Wichita, KS?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Wichita is 6,462.8 per 100,000 people. That's 160.94% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 137.14% 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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Wichita SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
9
Safety
3
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 25,210 6,462.8 2,725.3 2,476.7
Murder 35 9.0 3.6 5.0
Robbery 461 118.2 44.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 3,588 919.8 314.2 250.2
Violent Crime 4,451 1,141.0 410.8 366.7
Burglary 2,677 686.3 342.7 340.5
Larceny 15,777 4,044.6 1,721.9 1,549.5
Car Theft 2,305 590.9 249.9 219.9
Property Crime 20,759 5,321.7 2,314.5 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Wichita

4,451.0
Violent Crimes
1,141.0
Violent Crimes / 100k People
211.17%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 87.6 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Wichita each year. That compares to a 1 in 243.4 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Wichita is 1,141.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 211.17% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 177.76% higher than the Kansas violent crime rate of 410.8 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Wichita

20,759.0
Property Crimes
5,321.7
Property Crimes / 100k People
152.23%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 18.8 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Wichita each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Wichita is 5,321.7 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 152.23% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 129.93% higher than the Kansas property crime rate of 2,314.5 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
Haysville, KS 11,343 329 2,900.5 2,494.9 405.5
Bel Aire, KS 8,252 137 1,660.2 1,526.9 133.3
Valley Center, KS 7,376 44 596.5 515.2 81.3
Mulvane, KS 6,451 137 2,123.7 1,891.2 232.5
Maize, KS 4,836 65 1,344.1 1,178.7 165.4
Goddard, KS 4,764 37 776.7 692.7 84.0
Rose Hill, KS 3,969 38 957.4 806.2 151.2
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