14 Safest Cities in Kansas: Safest Places to Live in KS
If a rural experience is what you seek, Kansas is your safest bet. As America’s Sunflower State, it is one of the top producers of agricultural goods in the nation, focusing on soy, wheat, cattle and sheep. Kansas’s wide stretches of farmland make it one of the most quaint and scenic states in the country.
For families and businesses attempting to relocate, sorting through statistical data about crime rates, education, local economy and other factors can be daunting. Safe Choice Security has attempted to ease this process by compiling a detailed, intuitive and descriptive list of the Safest Cities in Kansas.
Safe Choice Security referenced it’s own databases with those of the FBI and local Police Departments, comparing over 300 cities, in Kansas in order to bring you the following list. If you already reside in one of these gilded communities, feel free to shout it loud and proud with this badge we’ve designed especially for your website! Get the code here. Get the code here.
1. Lansing, KS
Lansing, which is located on the Missouri River, in the eastern region of Leavenworth County, is Safe Choice Security’s choice for our safest city in Kansas for 2014. Recently ranked 88th among the best 100 places to live by Money Magazine, Lansing is the second most populated city in Leavenworth, and forms a part of the metropolitan area of Kansas City. The city is protected by its Police Department which works alongside its Municipal Court, and organizes patrol services 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Apart from neighborhood patrols, traffic control, and counter-drug and alcohol enforcement, the police force also partners with local citizens to carry out community policing to improve the safety of its residents.
Violent Crimes per 1000: 1.84
Property Crimes per 1000: 5.94
Crime Index: 85
Safer than 85% of US cities
2. Prairie Village, KS
Prairie Village, which lies in Johnson County in Kansas, was named the best planned community in America by the National Association of Home Builders in 1949, before it was even officially recognized as a city (in 1951). The Prairie Village Police Department is known for its Citizen’s Police Academy Program, which allows residents to learn more about the activities of the department through educational learning as well as fieldwork. Apart from this, the Police Department also carries out community campaigns and stays connected with residents over social media to keep them aware of any threats to security.
Violent Crimes per 1000: 0.59
Property Crimes per 1000: 11.09
Crime Index: 71
Safer than 71% of US cities
3. Leawood, KS
Leawood, which also lies in the Johnson County, is a suburb of Kansas City, with a population of approximately 30,000 residents. Named for the original owner of the town site, Oscar Lee, the town is home to the main campus of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, the largest church in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. The Leawood Police Department currently handles the town’s security detail; with round the clock patrol services, managed by Patrol Supervisors. Apart from this, members of the Patrol division also receive special training in firearms, identity theft, CPR, emergency vehicle operations, and more. The community educational program and Crime Prevention Training Academy offer knowledge and security tips to its residents.
Violent Crimes per 1000: 0.55
Property Crimes per 1000: 14.13
Crime Index: 60
Safer than 60% of US cities
4. Spring Hill, KS
Spring Hill lies in both the Johnson and Miami counties of Kansas. Officially incorporated in 1857, the city celebrated its sesquicentennial in 2007, and continues to host several community events, including the Spring Hill Festival and the King of the Hill Barbeque. The county is also home to the Sycamore Ridge Golf Club, which was voted Golf Magazine’s Best Public Course in the State. The Spring Hill Police Department abides by the policy of PRIDE (Prevention of Crime, Retention of Officers, Initiating new ideas, Developing solutions for public safety, and Effective use of technology) to keep the community safe. Apart from neighborhood watches, vacation home checks, and community education programs, the department also offers free fingerprinting services for its citizens.
Violent Crimes per 1000: 1.82
Property Crimes per 1000: 13.97
Crime Index: 56
Safer than 56% of US cities
5. Ulysses, KS
The county seat of Grant County, Kansas, the city of Ulysses was named for Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States. A beautiful community in the southwest of the state, the city lies 40 miles from the borders of both, Colorado and Oklahoma. The City of Ulysses Police Department is the local body for law enforcement, and operates in conjunction with the State law enforcement and County Sheriff’s department to maintain security within the community. Apart from offering anonymous tipping features on its website, the department also educates its citizens on matters of safety through a number of public learning resources.
Violent Crimes per 1000: 3.33
Property Crimes per 1000: 14.76
Crime Index: 50
Safer than 50% of US cities
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