McPherson, KS
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The crime rate in McPherson is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 40 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 McPherson is 1 in 25. Based on FBI crime data, McPherson is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Kansas, McPherson has a crime rate that is higher than 95% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that McPherson's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in McPherson is one in 730.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in McPherson is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In McPherson, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 26, which is a rate of 38 per one thousand population.

McPherson Crime Data

 
Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

McPherson Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

18

503

521

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.37

38.27

39.64

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
McPherson 1.37
Kansas 3.90
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 730

in McPherson

1 in 256

in Kansas
McPherson VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 13,144
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 1 16
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.08 0.08 1.22
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
McPherson 38.27
Kansas 27.20
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in McPherson

1 in 37

in Kansas
McPherson Property CRIMES
Population: 13,144
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 168 319 16
Rate per 1,000 12.78 24.27 1.22
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

McPherson Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
McPherson 72
Kansas 23

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