Fort Scott, KS
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With a crime rate of 57 per one thousand residents, Fort Scott has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 18. Within Kansas, more than 99% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Fort Scott.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 7,838, Fort Scott has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Fort Scott does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Fort Scott.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Fort Scott 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 Fort Scott.

For Fort Scott, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Fort Scott is one in 157.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Fort Scott is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Fort Scott, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 20, which is a rate of 50 per one thousand population.

Fort Scott Crime Data

 

Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Fort Scott Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

50

394

444

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.38

50.27

56.65

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fort Scott 6.38
Kansas 3.90

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 157

in Fort Scott

1 in 256

in Kansas

Fort Scott VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 7,838
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 6 6 38
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.77 0.77 4.85

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fort Scott 50.27
Kansas 27.20

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 20

in Fort Scott

1 in 37

in Kansas

Fort Scott Property CRIMES

Population: 7,838
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 104 271 19
Rate per 1,000 13.27 34.58 2.42

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Fort Scott Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Fort Scott 79
Kansas 23

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