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Riley County, Kansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2004 and 2008 there were 9,334 total crimes reported in Riley County, Kansas (1,099 of them violent). Of the 1,867 crimes that occur a year in Riley County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Riley County, Kansas every 4 hours. This includes 9 murders, 174 rapes, and nearly seven thousand thefts (including 311 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Riley County, Kansas (2004-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 or 2003, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Riley County, Kansas for 5 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Riley County increased by 13 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 25 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 5 years in Riley County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than two thousand for Riley County, Kansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Riley County, Kansas (2004-2008)

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 Riley County, Kansas (2004-2008)

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

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