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Ford County, Kansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2002 and 2008 there were 8,843 total crimes reported in Ford County, Kansas (964 of them violent). Of the 1,263 crimes that transpire each year in Ford County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Ford County, Kansas every 6 hours. This includes 11 murders, 95 rapes, and over six thousand thefts (including 429 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Ford 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

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Ford County, Kansas for 7 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Ford County has diminished by 42 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 23 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid drop off in crime over the last 7 years in Ford County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to nine hundred for Ford County, Kansas in 2009.

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

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 counties like Ford County, Kansas (2002-2008)

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

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