Dodge City, KS
Crime Rates

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Dodge City, KS crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Dodge City is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 35 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Dodge City is 1 in 28. Based on FBI crime data, Dodge City is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Kansas, Dodge City has a crime rate that is higher than 92% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Dodge City to other communities of similar population, then Dodge City crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Dodge City does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Dodge City does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Dodge City.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Dodge City occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Dodge City; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 277. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Dodge City's rate for property crime is 32 per one thousand population. This makes Dodge City a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Dodge City is one in 32.

Dodge City Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 14% of U.S. Cities

Dodge City Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Dodge City 3.61
Kansas 3.80

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 277

in Dodge City

1 in 263

in Kansas


Population: 27,453
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 10 9 80
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.36 0.33 2.91


Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Dodge City 31.65
Kansas 26.96

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in Dodge City

1 in 37

in Kansas

Dodge City Property CRIMES

Population: 27,453
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 127 701 41
Rate per 1,000 4.63 25.53 1.49

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Dodge City Crimes Per Square Mile

Dodge City 67
Kansas 23

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