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Lawrence, Kansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2002 and 2008 there were 32,886 total crimes reported in Lawrence, Kansas (2,650 of them violent). Of the 4,698 crimes that happen every year in Lawrence, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lawrence, Kansas 13 times every day. This includes 16 murders, 282 rapes, and greater than twenty-five thousand thefts (including 1,320 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Lawrence, 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

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Lawrence, Kansas for 7 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Lawrence has grown by 22%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 22%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 7 years in Lawrence. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost six thousand for Lawrence, Kansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Lawrence, Kansas (2002-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Lawrence, Kansas (2002-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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

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