Overland Park, KS
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The crime rate in Overland Park is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 21 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 Overland Park is 1 in 48. Based on FBI crime data, Overland Park is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Kansas, Overland Park has a crime rate that is higher than 73% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Overland Park has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Overland Park is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Overland Park 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 Overland Park.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Overland Park 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 Overland Park; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 466. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Overland Park's rate for property crime is 19 per one thousand population. This makes Overland Park 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 Overland Park is one in 54.

Importantly, we found that Overland Park has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Overland Park is one in 359.

Overland Park Crime Data

 
Crime Index

35

(100 is safest)


Safer than 35% of U.S. Cities

Overland Park Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

400

3,460

3,860

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.14

18.55

20.70

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Overland Park 2.14
Kansas 3.90
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 466

in Overland Park

1 in 256

in Kansas
Overland Park VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 186,515
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 5 166 53 176
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.89 0.28 0.94
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
Overland Park 18.55
Kansas 27.20
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 54

in Overland Park

1 in 37

in Kansas
Overland Park Property CRIMES
Population: 186,515
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 506 2,434 520
Rate per 1,000 2.71 13.05 2.79
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

Overland Park Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Overland Park 51
Kansas 23