Kansas’s 20 Safest Cities of 2019 announced by Safewise

Safewise has announced its safest cities in Kansas for 2019.

“We’ve listed a total of about 64 cities,” said Rebecca Edwards with Safewise. “The Top 20 included Hesston at number one, Rose Hill debuting on the list at number two and Fairway rounding out the top three.”

The 20 safest cities in Kansas are all well below both state and national violent crime rates, with each reporting under two violent crime incidents per 1,000 people.

“We chose a population threshhold, the median population in the state, then we excluded cities that were smaller than that,” said Edwards. “We looked at the rate of violent crimes per 1000 residents. If there was a tie, we then factored in property crime.”

Among the safest cities, 60% had eight or fewer total violent crimes in 2017.