The City of McPherson has been ranked No. 17 in Kansas on the 2017 list of the “Safest Cities in the U.S.” prepared by safehome.org. A variety of factors where used to determine overall rankings including the FBI’s latest report of how many and what types of crimes occurred in each city over a single year. City crime trends are considered with declining crime rates being preferred.
The study also considers the number of law enforcement officers compared to the population. Finally, demographic metrics including population density, population trends, unemployment rate, median income and education levels are reviewed.