Overland Park and Olathe, KS. Rank Low on Crime According to City Crime Rankings
According to a new report on crime on America has some positive news for some cities in Kansas City like Overland Park, Lee’s Summit and Olathe. These cities are some of the nation’s safest big cities.
Kansas City, Mo. and Kansas City, KS., however, are among the country’s most crime-infested large cities.
This information is contained in the “City Crime Rankings 2011-2012: Crime in Metropolitan America,” a controversial annual compilation from CQ Press. The authors develop their rankings by using crime data reported to the FBI in cities of more than 75,000.
Out of 405 cities with a population of 75,000+, Overland Park’s was ranked at 38th lowest, Lee’s Summit was at 42nd and Olathe was at 66th.
These are some of the most affluent suburbs in Kansas and Missouri. All three of these cities have median household incomes of more than $70,000 a year, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau information. The median housing values in all three cities were above $180,000.
Many cities in the Kansas City metropolitan area like Gardner, Lenexa, Shawnee and Leawood were not included in this City Crime Ranking report because the were short of the population requirement of 75,000.
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