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Shawnee County, Kansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 112,636 total crimes reported in Shawnee County, Kansas (8,960 of them violent). Of the 11,264 crimes that occur a year in Shawnee County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Shawnee County, Kansas every 46 minutes. This includes 126 murders, 664 rapes, and nearly eighty-four thousand thefts (including 7,342 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Shawnee County, Kansas for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Shawnee County decreased by 38 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 50 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Shawnee County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to nine thousand for Shawnee County, Kansas in 2009.

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

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 Shawnee County, Kansas (1999-2008)

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

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