Salina, KS
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Salina, KS crime analytics

The crime rate in Salina is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 41 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 Salina is 1 in 25. Based on FBI crime data, Salina is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Kansas, Salina has a crime rate that is higher than 96% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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 256. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Salina's rate for property crime is 37 per one thousand population. This makes Salina 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 Salina is one in 27.

Salina Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

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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 3.91
Kansas 3.90
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 256

in Salina

1 in 256

in Kansas
Population: 47,813
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 40 25 119
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.84 0.52 2.49
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)

Salina 36.87
Kansas 27.20
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Salina

1 in 37

in Kansas
Salina Property CRIMES
Population: 47,813
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 258 1,408 97
Rate per 1,000 5.40 29.45 2.03
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

Salina Crimes Per Square Mile

Salina 78
Kansas 23