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Johnson County, Kansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2002 and 2008 there were 78,913 total crimes reported in Johnson County, Kansas (6,147 of them violent). Of the 11,273 crimes that take place per year in Johnson County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Johnson County, Kansas every 46 minutes. This includes 30 murders, 747 rapes, and just about sixty-three thousand thefts (including 6,670 car thefts).

Total Crime in Johnson 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

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Johnson County, Kansas for 7 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Johnson County has been reduced by 22%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 24%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 7 years in Johnson County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about twelve thousand for Johnson County, Kansas in 2009.

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

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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