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Mitchell County, Kansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2002 and 2008 there were 609 total crimes reported in Mitchell County, Kansas (53 of them violent). Of the 102 crimes that occur a year in Mitchell County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Mitchell County, Kansas 102 times a year. This includes 2 murders, 9 rapes, and nearly four hundred thefts (including 26 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Mitchell County, Kansas (2002-2004, 2006-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001 or 2005, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Mitchell County, Kansas for 6 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Mitchell County increased by 24 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 82 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 6 years in Mitchell County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to ninety for Mitchell County, Kansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Mitchell County, Kansas (2002-2004, 2006-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Mitchell County, Kansas (2002-2004, 2006-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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