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


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

Crime rate in Topeka, KS

The 2019 crime rate in Topeka, KS is 468 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.7 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 94.7% U.S. cities. The 2019 Topeka crime rate rose by 3% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 13 - a decrease of 1 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Topeka has seen rise of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Topeka, KS is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Topeka:

467.6
Meriden:

9.8
Carbondale:

108.0
Rossville:

30.8
Perry:

4.4
Scranton:

128.4
Overbrook:

93.9
Mayetta:

11.5
Burlingame:

40.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Topeka by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
9
(7.3)
12
(9.8)
10
(8.2)
10
(8.1)
14
(11.2)
15
(11.7)
15
(11.6)
11
(8.6)
6
(4.7)
11
(8.7)
17
(13.4)
27
(21.3)
14
(11.1)
13
(10.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
57
(46.4)
47
(38.6)
35
(28.6)
44
(35.6)
51
(40.7)
53
(41.3)
39
(30.3)
33
(25.8)
66
(51.7)
93
(73.2)
54
(42.5)
56
(44.2)
84
(66.5)
74
(58.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
310
(252.4)
308
(252.7)
275
(224.4)
301
(243.8)
222
(177.2)
235
(183.2)
237
(183.9)
172
(134.4)
198
(155.1)
228
(179.4)
248
(195.0)
269
(212.4)
254
(201.0)
243
(193.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
293
(238.6)
352
(288.8)
289
(235.8)
360
(291.6)
410
(327.2)
395
(307.9)
481
(373.3)
396
(309.4)
381
(298.4)
388
(305.3)
392
(308.3)
425
(335.6)
414
(327.5)
565
(449.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,478
(1,204)
1,424
(1,168)
1,561
(1,274)
1,663
(1,347)
1,598
(1,275)
1,727
(1,346)
1,277
(991.1)
1,238
(967.1)
1,007
(788.7)
1,176
(925.3)
1,114
(876.0)
1,001
(790.5)
973
(769.8)
905
(720.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
6,645
(5,411)
5,646
(4,632)
5,067
(4,135)
4,632
(3,752)
5,404
(4,313)
5,213
(4,064)
4,967
(3,855)
4,679
(3,655)
4,672
(3,659)
4,876
(3,836)
5,227
(4,110)
4,725
(3,732)
4,851
(3,838)
4,404
(3,505)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
625
(508.9)
704
(577.6)
688
(561.4)
407
(329.7)
504
(402.2)
589
(459.1)
597
(463.4)
569
(444.5)
581
(455.1)
549
(432.0)
807
(634.6)
768
(606.5)
736
(582.3)
962
(765.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
11
(9.0)
10
(8.2)
10
(8.2)
9
(7.3)
14
(11.2)
N/A7
(5.4)
7
(5.5)
5
(3.9)
12
(9.4)
1
(0.8)
11
(8.7)
7
(5.5)
3
(2.4)
City-Data.com crime index516.6497.4453.1446.9467.4466.5438.0389.5395.0443.5457.4462.0455.1467.6

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. 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 492 registered sex offenders living in Topeka, Kansas as of October 22, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Topeka is 258 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Topeka:

401.1
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Topeka:

352.9
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Topeka:

360.9
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Topeka:

320.8
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Topeka:

332.8
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Topeka:

287.8
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Topeka:

264.8
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Topeka:

332.2
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Topeka:

310.3
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Topeka:

315.2
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Topeka:

319.6
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Topeka:

275.0
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Topeka:

329.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Topeka:

306.6
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Topeka:

308.1
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Topeka:

255.2
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Topeka:

297.8
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Topeka:

386.9
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Topeka:

434.1
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Topeka:

433.2
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Topeka:

435.7
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Topeka:

475.9
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Topeka:

441.7
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Topeka:

409.0
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Topeka:

442.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Topeka:

460.5
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Topeka:

541.3
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Topeka:

531.0
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Topeka:

506.5
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Topeka:

545.7
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Topeka:

551.9
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Topeka:

587.6
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Topeka:

663.4
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Topeka:

523.4
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Topeka:

531.5
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Topeka:

604.0
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 2019, including police officers: 328 (278 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.21
Kansas average:

2.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 324 (267 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Kansas average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 328 (274 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
Kansas average:

2.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 334 (282 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
Kansas average:

2.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 332 (285 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.24
Kansas average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 347 (287 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.25
Kansas average:

2.58

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 357 (295 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.30
Kansas average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 353 (290 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.25
Kansas average:

2.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 353 (290 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
Kansas average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 345 (281 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.24
Kansas average:

2.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 354 (283 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.29
Kansas average:

2.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 356 (283 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.31
Kansas average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 328 (277 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.27
Kansas average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 349 (294 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.40
Kansas average:

2.65

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 340 (285 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.33
Kansas average:

2.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 351 (293 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.39
Kansas average:

2.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 325 (277 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
Kansas average:

2.56

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

Zip codes: 66409, 66546, 66603, 66604, 66605, 66606, 66607, 66608, 66609, 66610, 66611, 66612, 66614, 66615, 66616, 66618, 66619, 66621, 66622.