The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Wichita For 2020


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Wichita are the safest places to live.

Editor’s Note: This is our first time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Wichita.
Safest Neighborhoods In Wichita
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We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Wichita are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Wichita. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Wichita neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Wichita in 2020? That would be Delano Township. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood’s statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Wichita.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Wichita neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Wichita that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Wichita.

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How We Determined The Safest Wichita Hoods In 2020

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Wichita.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 71 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the ‘Safest City Neighborhood In Wichita.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Delano Township.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the safest places Wichita. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Wichita For 2020

Delano Township Wichita, KS

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 1,088
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 71
Property Crime Per 100k: 872
More on Delano Township: Homes For Sale | Data

Delano is a neighborhood in Wichita, Kansas, United States. A mixed commercial and residential area on the west bank of the Arkansas River, it is home to Friends University, LawrenceDumont Stadium, and Exploration Place, the Sedgwick County science museum.

The violent crime per 100K people in Delano Township comes in at 71 and the property crime per capita is 872 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 1,574
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 345
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,749
More on Sherwood Glen: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Sherwood Glen comes in at 345 and the property crime per capita is 1,749 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 261
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 446
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,636
More on Lambsdale: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Lambsdale comes in at 446 and the property crime per capita is 1,636 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 1,213
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 320
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,621
More on Crown Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Crown Heights comes in at 320 and the property crime per capita is 2,621 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 2,001
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 465
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,779
More on East Mt Vernon Na: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in East Mt Vernon Na comes in at 465 and the property crime per capita is 1,779 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 824
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 659
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,419
More on Macdonald: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Macdonald comes in at 659 and the property crime per capita is 2,419 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 437
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 355
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,692
More on Brookhollow: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Brookhollow comes in at 355 and the property crime per capita is 3,692 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 2,403
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 711
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,883
More on Indian Hills Riverbend: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Indian Hills Riverbend comes in at 711 and the property crime per capita is 2,883 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 4,160
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 410
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,662
More on Benjamin Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Benjamin Hills comes in at 410 and the property crime per capita is 3,662 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 656
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 828
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,821
More on Longview: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Longview comes in at 828 and the property crime per capita is 2,821 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Wichita

Looking at the data, you can tell that Delano Township is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Kansas residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you’re informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Wichita For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Delano Township 943
2 Sherwood Glen 2,094
3 Lambsdale 2,082
4 Crown Heights 2,941
5 East Mt Vernon Na 2,244
6 Macdonald 3,078
7 Brookhollow 4,047
8 Indian Hills Riverbend 3,594
9 Benjamin Hills 4,072
10 Longview 3,649
11 Northeast Heights 3,699
12 College Hill 4,304
13 Chisholm Creek 4,299
14 Rockhurst 4,608
15 Courtland 4,452
16 Village 4,721
17 Comotara Mainsgate Villa 4,535
18 Pleasant Valley 3,954
19 Orchard Park 4,612
20 Southwest Village 4,954
21 Harrison Park Rk 4,982
22 Sleepy Hollow 5,095
23 La Placita Park 5,146
24 Cottonwood Village 5,555
25 Sunnyside 5,476
26 North Riverside 5,327
27 Northeast Millair 4,724
28 Riverside 5,649
29 Ken-Mar 5,360
30 Park Meadows 5,715
31 Crown Heights South 5,819
32 Indian Hills 5,726
33 Pueblo 5,788
34 East Front 6,293
35 Fabrique 6,568
36 Jones Park 5,915
37 Mcadams 7,631
38 K-15 6,732
39 Southwest 7,352
40 South City Community 6,983
41 Schweiter 7,236
42 Grandview Heights 7,648
43 Eastridge 7,071
44 Mead 7,449
45 Uptown 7,831
46 Planeview United 6,697
47 Matlock Heights 6,741
48 Sunflower 8,701
49 South Area 8,900
50 Schweiter East 8,754
51 Historic Midtown 9,003
52 Delano 9,888
53 Murdock 7,959
54 Central 2000 10,214
55 South Central Improvemen 10,224
56 Northwest Big River 10,217
57 North Central 10,353
58 New Salem 10,450
59 Meadowlark 10,787
60 The Elm 10,493
61 Power 10,493
62 Oakview 10,493
63 Stanley-Aley 10,626
64 Linwood 11,338
65 Fairmount 11,542
66 Country Overlook 11,617
67 Mccormick 11,526
68 Hilltop-Jefferson 12,472
69 Hilltop 13,416
70 Orchard Breeze 14,190
71 Kellogg School 14,834

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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