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Sedgwick County, Kansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 219,842 total crimes reported in Sedgwick County, Kansas (24,408 of them violent). Of the 21,984 crimes that transpire each year in Sedgwick County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Sedgwick County, Kansas every 23 minutes. This includes 243 murders, 2,095 rapes, and close to one hundred and fifty-six thousand thefts (including 16,508 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Sedgwick County, Kansas for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Sedgwick County has climbed by 16 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 40 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Sedgwick County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over twenty-two thousand for Sedgwick County, Kansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Sedgwick County, Kansas (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Sedgwick County, Kansas (1999-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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

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