Hays, KS
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The crime rate in Hays is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 30 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 Hays is 1 in 34. Based on FBI crime data, Hays is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Kansas, Hays has a crime rate that is higher than 86% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Hays to other communities of similar population, then Hays crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Hays 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 Hays 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 Hays.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Hays 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 Hays; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 240. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Hays's rate for property crime is 26 per one thousand population. This makes Hays 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 Hays is one in 39.

Hays Crime Data

 
Crime Index

20

(100 is safest)


Safer than 20% of U.S. Cities

Hays Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

88

539

627

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.17

25.55

29.73

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Hays 4.17
Kansas 3.90
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 240

in Hays

1 in 256

in Kansas
Hays VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 21,092
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 10 6 71
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.47 0.28 3.37
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
Hays 25.55
Kansas 27.20
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 39

in Hays

1 in 37

in Kansas
Hays Property CRIMES
Population: 21,092
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 55 470 14
Rate per 1,000 2.61 22.28 0.66
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

Hays Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Hays 79
Kansas 23

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