Leavenworth, KS
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Leavenworth, 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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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

With a crime rate of 41 per one thousand residents, Leavenworth 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 24. Within Kansas, more than 95% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Leavenworth. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Leavenworth to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

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

For Leavenworth, 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 Leavenworth is one in 105.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Leavenworth's rate for property crime is 31 per one thousand population. This makes Leavenworth 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 Leavenworth is one in 32.

Leavenworth Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Leavenworth Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Leavenworth 9.57
Kansas 4.39

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 105

in Leavenworth

1 in 228

in Kansas


Population: 36,062
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 31 43 270
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.86 1.19 7.49


Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Leavenworth 31.33
Kansas 26.34

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in Leavenworth

1 in 38

in Kansas

Leavenworth Property CRIMES

Population: 36,062
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 247 783 100
Rate per 1,000 6.85 21.71 2.77

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Leavenworth Crimes Per Square Mile

Leavenworth 61
Kansas 23