Salina, KS
Crime Rates

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Salina, 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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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 42 per one thousand residents, Salina 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 94% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Salina.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Salina 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 Salina; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 234. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Salina is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Salina, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 27, which is a rate of 37 per one thousand population.

Salina Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Salina Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Salina 4.28
Kansas 4.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 234

in Salina

1 in 242

in Kansas


Population: 46,994
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 42 22 135
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.89 0.47 2.87


Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Salina 37.41
Kansas 28.01

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Salina

1 in 36

in Kansas

Salina Property CRIMES

Population: 46,994
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 283 1,364 111
Rate per 1,000 6.02 29.02 2.36

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Salina Crimes Per Square Mile

Salina 78
Kansas 24