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Crime rate in Olathe, Kansas (KS): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Olathe, KS compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Olathe, KS

The 2018 crime rate in Olathe, KS is 147 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.9 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 54.3% U.S. cities. The 2018 Olathe crime rate rose by 6% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 2. In the last 5 years Olathe has seen increasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Olathe, KS is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Olathe:

147.1
Lenexa:

126.6
Overland Park:

179.4
Gardner:

140.3
Shawnee:

163.5
Spring Hill:

107.5
Leawood:

90.8
Lake Quivira:

21.3
Merriam:

413.7
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Olathe by year

Type

2005

2006

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(0.9)
3
(2.7)
0
(0.0)
4
(3.2)
6
(4.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(1.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(2.2)
1
(0.7)
2
(1.5)
2
(1.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
45
(41.4)
64
(57.1)
48
(38.9)
41
(32.5)
48
(37.9)
38
(29.6)
37
(28.2)
37
(27.7)
36
(26.7)
45
(33.1)
71
(51.8)
80
(57.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
29
(26.7)
33
(29.4)
44
(35.7)
28
(22.2)
20
(15.8)
24
(18.7)
23
(17.5)
15
(11.2)
23
(17.1)
31
(22.8)
33
(24.1)
26
(18.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
261
(240.0)
188
(167.7)
172
(139.5)
143
(113.4)
152
(120.0)
129
(100.3)
123
(93.6)
49
(36.7)
115
(85.3)
145
(106.6)
149
(108.7)
197
(141.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
249
(229.0)
353
(314.8)
321
(260.3)
243
(192.7)
259
(204.5)
315
(245.0)
217
(165.2)
199
(149.2)
190
(140.9)
178
(130.9)
165
(120.4)
147
(105.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,818
(2,591)
1,689
(1,506)
2,126
(1,724)
1,922
(1,524)
1,774
(1,400)
1,988
(1,546)
1,877
(1,429)
1,388
(1,041)
1,710
(1,268)
1,789
(1,316)
1,641
(1,197)
1,639
(1,178)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
261
(240.0)
235
(209.6)
162
(131.4)
142
(112.6)
171
(135.0)
177
(137.7)
179
(136.3)
159
(119.2)
199
(147.6)
160
(117.7)
152
(110.9)
171
(122.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
18
(16.6)
N/A23
(18.7)
19
(15.1)
19
(15.0)
16
(12.4)
19
(14.5)
N/AN/A2
(1.5)
9
(6.6)
7
(5.0)
City-Data.com crime index229.8192.4167.4145.2149.7139.3129.294.5120.4127.3138.5147.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 202 registered sex offenders living in Olathe, Kansas as of October 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Olathe is 671 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Olathe:

140.5
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Olathe:

121.1
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Olathe:

99.3
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Olathe:

82.3
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Olathe:

51.7
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Olathe:

86.8
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Olathe:

89.1
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Olathe:

115.3
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Olathe:

106.7
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Olathe:

126.5
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2006
Olathe:

161.0
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Olathe:

176.5
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Olathe:

163.9
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2002
Olathe:

194.4
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Olathe:

98.5
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Olathe:

100.6
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Olathe:

109.6
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Olathe:

113.7
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Olathe:

99.8
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Olathe:

124.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Olathe:

147.0
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Olathe:

131.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Olathe:

131.7
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Olathe:

158.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2006
Olathe:

169.7
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Olathe:

211.3
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Olathe:

184.3
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2002
Olathe:

217.0
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 211 (182 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.31
Kansas average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 200 (171 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
Kansas average:

2.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 194 (166 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.22
Kansas average:

2.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 191 (165 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.22
Kansas average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 194 (166 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.24
Kansas average:

2.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 191 (164 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
Kansas average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 189 (163 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.29
Kansas average:

2.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 188 (162 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.28
Kansas average:

2.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 204 (164 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
Kansas average:

2.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 208 (163 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
Kansas average:

2.85

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 202 (164 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
Kansas average:

2.65

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 193 (154 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Kansas average:

2.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 193 (150 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.61
Kansas average:

2.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 186 (146 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
Kansas average:

2.56

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Olathe, KS
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 66061.