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


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

Crime rate in Wichita, KS

The 2018 crime rate in Wichita, KS is 605 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.2 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 97.8% U.S. cities. The 2018 Wichita crime rate rose by 7% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 38 - an increase of 3 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Wichita has seen rise of violent crime and increasing property crime.
See how dangerous Wichita, KS is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Wichita:

605.1
Eastborough:

15.6
Bel Aire:

128.6
Park City:

214.1
Kechi:

30.7
Haysville:

295.2
Maize:

170.4
Valley Center:

96.3
Derby:

165.3
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Wichita by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
26
(7.3)
41
(11.4)
30
(8.3)
25
(6.8)
16
(4.2)
25
(6.5)
23
(6.0)
15
(3.9)
27
(6.9)
31
(7.9)
35
(8.9)
38
(9.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
240
(67.2)
269
(75.1)
278
(76.7)
254
(69.1)
246
(65.3)
238
(61.9)
228
(59.0)
244
(63.1)
349
(89.5)
309
(78.9)
382
(97.7)
378
(96.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
520
(145.5)
557
(155.5)
482
(132.9)
527
(143.3)
481
(127.6)
490
(127.3)
495
(128.1)
468
(121.1)
733
(188.0)
652
(166.6)
599
(153.2)
572
(146.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2,533
(708.8)
2,519
(703.1)
2,301
(634.6)
2,439
(663.4)
2,283
(605.8)
2,197
(571.0)
2,123
(549.4)
2,338
(604.9)
2,730
(700.3)
3,144
(803.3)
2,982
(762.5)
3,634
(927.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
3,800
(1,063)
4,357
(1,216)
4,077
(1,124)
4,045
(1,100)
4,241
(1,125)
4,005
(1,041)
3,919
(1,014)
3,933
(1,018)
3,480
(892.7)
3,593
(918.0)
3,281
(839.0)
3,412
(871.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
13,786
(3,858)
14,263
(3,981)
14,097
(3,888)
13,886
(3,777)
12,472
(3,309)
13,550
(3,521)
15,331
(3,968)
14,885
(3,851)
14,127
(3,624)
15,284
(3,905)
15,890
(4,063)
15,826
(4,040)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,976
(552.9)
2,136
(596.2)
1,860
(513.0)
1,666
(453.2)
1,528
(405.4)
1,901
(494.0)
1,820
(471.0)
1,984
(513.3)
2,045
(524.6)
2,188
(559.0)
2,478
(633.6)
2,773
(707.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
156
(43.7)
189
(52.7)
187
(51.6)
180
(49.0)
129
(34.2)
139
(36.1)
134
(34.7)
113
(29.2)
129
(33.1)
136
(34.7)
100
(25.6)
139
(35.5)
City-Data.com crime index526.7562.2519.9508.9463.7468.1474.8481.9531.4554.8566.4605.1

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 1,374 registered sex offenders living in Wichita, Kansas as of July 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wichita is 284 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Wichita:

652.8
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Wichita:

573.4
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Wichita:

579.7
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Wichita:

547.6
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2013
Wichita:

433.9
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Wichita:

409.7
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Wichita:

424.0
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Wichita:

440.5
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Wichita:

486.1
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Wichita:

477.0
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Wichita:

527.2
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Wichita:

508.9
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2004
Wichita:

386.4
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Wichita:

301.7
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Wichita:

326.1
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Wichita:

482.4
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Wichita:

466.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Wichita:

462.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Wichita:

438.4
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2013
Wichita:

473.1
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Wichita:

471.9
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Wichita:

458.3
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Wichita:

451.3
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Wichita:

476.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Wichita:

496.2
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Wichita:

531.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Wichita:

488.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Wichita:

446.3
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Wichita:

408.6
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Wichita:

477.9
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: 824 (648 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
Kansas average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 819 (638 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.63
Kansas average:

2.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 794 (612 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.56
Kansas average:

2.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 780 (598 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Kansas average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 771 (598 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.54
Kansas average:

2.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 821 (642 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Kansas average:

2.57

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 841 (646 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.68
Kansas average:

2.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 802 (630 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Kansas average:

2.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 825 (643 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Kansas average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 815 (629 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Kansas average:

2.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 836 (645 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Kansas average:

2.85

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 830 (640 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Kansas average:

2.65

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 802 (634 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Kansas average:

2.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 819 (641 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Kansas average:

2.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 811 (631 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.83
Kansas average:

2.56

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

Zip codes: 67202, 67203, 67209, 67211, 67212, 67213, 67214, 67215, 67218, 67228, 67235, 67260.