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Chautauqua County, Kansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2002 and 2008 there were 396 total crimes reported in Chautauqua County, Kansas (55 of them violent). Of the 57 crimes that occur a year in Chautauqua County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Chautauqua County, Kansas 57 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 5 rapes, and more than two hundred thefts (including 15 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Chautauqua 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 Chautauqua County, Kansas for 7 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Chautauqua County increased by 16 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 64 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 7 years in Chautauqua County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to fifty for Chautauqua County, Kansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Chautauqua 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 Chautauqua 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

Chautauqua County, Kansas law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Chautauqua 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.