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Clay County, Kansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2002 and 2008 there were 1,299 total crimes reported in Clay County, Kansas (138 of them violent). Of the 186 crimes that occur a year in Clay County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Clay County, Kansas 186 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 34 rapes, and nearly eight hundred thefts (including 66 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Clay 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 Clay County, Kansas for 7 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Clay County increased by 56 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 50 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 7 years in Clay County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly three hundred for Clay County, Kansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Clay 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 Clay 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

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