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Atchison County, Kansas Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Atchison County, Kansas. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Atchison County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Atchison County, Kansas, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2002 and 2008 there were 3,266 total crimes reported in Atchison County, Kansas (286 of them violent). Of the 467 crimes that occur a year in Atchison County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Atchison County, Kansas every 18 hours. This includes 1 murder, 36 rapes, and more than two thousand thefts (including 167 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Atchison County, Kansas (2002-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000 or 2001, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Atchison County, Kansas for 7 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Atchison County increased by 21 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 42 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 7 years in Atchison County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than five hundred for Atchison County, Kansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Atchison County, Kansas (2002-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Atchison County, Kansas (2002-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Atchison County, Kansas law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Atchison County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.