Parsons, KS
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With a crime rate of 51 per one thousand residents, Parsons 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 20. Within Kansas, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Parsons.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 10,090, Parsons has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Parsons does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Parsons.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Parsons 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 Parsons.

For Parsons, 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 Parsons is one in 180.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Parsons experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Parsons is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Parsons, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 22, which is a rate of 45 per one thousand population.

Parsons Crime Data

 
Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Parsons Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

56

455

511

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.55

45.09

50.64

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Parsons 5.55
Kansas 3.90
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 180

in Parsons

1 in 256

in Kansas
Parsons VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 10,090
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 4 3 47
Rate per 1,000 0.20 0.40 0.30 4.66
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
Parsons 45.09
Kansas 27.20
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 22

in Parsons

1 in 37

in Kansas
Parsons Property CRIMES
Population: 10,090
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 128 305 22
Rate per 1,000 12.69 30.23 2.18
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

Parsons Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Parsons 48
Kansas 23

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