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Kansas Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime data for Kansas. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how Kansas compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for Kansas, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 1,153,067 total crimes reported in Kansas (109,236 of them violent). Of the 115,307 crimes that transpire each year in Kansas, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Kansas every 4 minutes. This includes 1,194 murders, 10,927 rapes, and close to eight hundred and forty thousand thefts (including 77,937 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Kansas for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Kansas has diminished by 11 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 12 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 10 years in Kansas. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one hundred and eleven thousand for Kansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Kansas (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in states like Kansas (1999-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Kansas law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • Limited data for 1999 were available for Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Montana, and New Hampshire; therefore, it was necessary that their crime counts be estimated. See Offense Estimation, Appendix I, for details.
  • Limited data for 2000 were available for Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, and Montana; therefore, it was necessary that their crime counts be estimated. See Offense Estimation, Appendix I, for details.
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