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McPherson County, Kansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 3,820 total crimes reported in McPherson County, Kansas (249 of them violent). Of the 478 crimes that take place per year in McPherson County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in McPherson County, Kansas every 18 hours. This includes 1 murder, 59 rapes, and just about three thousand thefts (including 179 car thefts).

Total Crime in McPherson County, Kansas (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, 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 McPherson County, Kansas for 8 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in McPherson County has risen by 38%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 56%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 8 years in McPherson County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about seven hundred for McPherson County, Kansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in McPherson County, Kansas (2001-2008)

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 McPherson County, Kansas (2001-2008)

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

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