SafeWise, a professional review and comparison website, releases up-to-date Safest Cities rankings for each state, providing a comprehensive assessment of the general safety in each city.
The Top 20 Safest Cities report has just been released for Kansas, and Leawood has been ranked 8th in the State. Mission Hills, Fairway and Prairie Village are the only other cities in the KC Metro to rank higher.
SafeWise uses the most up-to-date FBI Crime data and also utilizes a population threshold to calculate the rate of crimes per 1,000 people in each city.
The evaluation is based on the number of violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and reported number of property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft).
In Leawood, the number of violent crimes was determined to be less than 1 per 1,000 and property crimes at just over 11 per 1,000.
For a full description on how the rankings are determined, and for a full listing of the safest cities in Kansas, visit www.safewise.com.