Overland Park, 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 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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 about Scout's Crime Data

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 22 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 45. 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 81% 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 480. 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 20 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 50.

Overland Park Crime Data

 

Crime Index

23

(100 is safest)


Safer than 23% of U.S. Cities

Overland Park Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

411

3,930

4,341

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.08

19.93

22.01

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
2.08
4.22
National Median: 4
    Overland Park
    Kansas

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 480

in Overland Park

1 in 237

in Kansas

Overland Park VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 197,238
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 39 43 325
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.20 0.22 1.65

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
19.93
21.81
National Median: 19
    Overland Park
    Kansas

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 50

in Overland Park

1 in 46

in Kansas

Overland Park Property CRIMES

Population: 197,238
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 384 3,001 545
Rate per 1,000 1.95 15.22 2.76

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Overland Park Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
58
19
National Median: 26.9
    Overland Park
    Kansas