Lawrence, KS
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Lawrence, 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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence is 1 in 33. 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 86% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Lawrence compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Lawrence with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Lawrence's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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 371. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Lawrence's rate for property crime is 27 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 36.

Lawrence Crime Data

 

Crime Index

17

(100 is safest)


Safer than 17% of U.S. Cities

Lawrence Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

261

2,664

2,925

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.69

27.49

30.19

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lawrence 2.69
Kansas 4.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 371

in Lawrence

1 in 242

in Kansas

Lawrence VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 96,892
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lawrence 27.49
Kansas 28.01

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in Lawrence

1 in 36

in Kansas

Lawrence Property CRIMES

Population: 96,892
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Lawrence Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Lawrence 85
Kansas 24