A recent ranking of the safest cities in Kansas finds that northeast Johnson County communities can enjoy some peace of mind.
Mission Hills, Fairway, Prairie Village and Leawood all made the list released by SafeWise, a company that provides home security system recommendations. SafeWise developed the rankings by using FBI crime data to examine violent and property crimes in each city of more than 2,500 people, and normalizing the crime rates based on population.
Mission Hills was the top northeast Johnson County city on the list, coming in at second overall behind Hugoton. Fairway was fourth overall, and Prairie Village was eighth. Leawood came in twelfth. Shawnee, Lenexa, Gardner, Olathe and Spring Hill were the other Johnson County cities to make the list.