Lawrence, KS
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The crime rate in Lawrence is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 36 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 Lawrence is 1 in 28. Based on FBI crime data, Lawrence is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Kansas, Lawrence has a crime rate that is higher than 92% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Lawrence 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 Lawrence; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 401. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Lawrence's rate for property crime is 34 per one thousand population. This makes Lawrence 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 Lawrence is one in 30.

Lawrence Crime Data

 

Crime Index

14

(100 is safest)


Safer than 14% of U.S. Cities

Lawrence Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

234

3,172

3,406

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.49

33.77

36.27

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lawrence 2.49
Kansas 3.90

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 401

in Lawrence

1 in 256

in Kansas

Lawrence VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 93,917
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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
Lawrence 33.77
Kansas 27.20

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 30

in Lawrence

1 in 37

in Kansas

Lawrence Property CRIMES

Population: 93,917
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

Lawrence Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Lawrence 99
Kansas 23