Kansas safer than average, though more are concerned about it, survey says

Safewise recently released its State of Safety in Kansas report.

“The number one thing that folks in Kansas are worrying about is property crime,” said Safewise’s Rebecca Edwards. “Sixty-two percent of the people we talked to said that was their top safety concern. That is just above the national average of 59%.”

Just 12% of Kansans have experienced a property crime in the past year. That’s below the national average of 16%.

“Violent crime was the second-most concerning issue with 58% of folks worried about that,” said Edwards. “Forty-nine percent are worried about their digital security, like identity theft or being hacked.”

Forty-seven percent are worried about environmental concerns. The top environmental concern is tornadoes.

“I’d say across the board, Kansas seems to be slightly more concerned than the rest of the nation,” said Edwards.

Hesston, Rose Hill and Fairway topped Safewise’s list of the Safest Cities in Kansas.